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'Extant' to air on Amazon shortly after CBS premiere

Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:49 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- CBS Corp. and Amazon.com announced Wednesday a content licensing agreement for "Extant," a new U.S. serialized drama starring Halle Berry.

Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, the mystery thriller will premiere on CBS in June.

Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive premium subscription home for "Extant" with unlimited streaming of all the series' episodes available to their members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

Amazon Prime members will be able to watch the episodes on hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices including Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii. Episodes of "Extant" will also be available for purchase and download exclusively at Amazon Instant Video.

"Our partnership with Amazon for 'Under the Dome' helped build a creative, financial and marketing model for event television in the summer," Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer for CBS Corp., said in a statement. "We look forward to using the same model for 'Extant,' a series whose creative auspices, on-screen talent and intriguing concept is already generating great excitement."

"We received very positive feedback from Prime members about this summer's exclusive access to 'Under the Dome,'" said Brad Beale, director of content acquisition for digital video at Amazon. "Customers loved being able to watch the show just days after it aired as well as catching up on previous episodes. We are thrilled to offer Prime members this access for 'Extant,' another exciting new show from CBS."

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