Amazon Inks Mega Deal with Viacom for Instant Streaming Bonanza

As widely rumored and anticipated, Amazon announced Wednesday that the company has “wrapped up another deal.”

And what a big deal it is.

Amazon has teamed up with Viacom in a pact that will deliver content from MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, and VH1 to Prime Instant Video. The total number of new titles the deal delivers to Amazon is 2,000.

Prime Instant Videos can be watched on the Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, or Roku and select TVs, set-top boxes, and blu-ray players.

“Together with the existing movies and shows from CBS, Fox, Disney-ABC, PBS, NBC, Sony, and Warner Bros., we now offer, at no additional cost, unlimited instant streaming of more than 15,000 titles,” Amazon says.

“We’re adding something for the family with Nickelodeon favorites like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Dora the Explorer, iCarly, and Yo Gabba Gabba,” the announcement continued. “We’re adding comedy with titles like Chappelle’s Show, The Sarah Silverman Program, Strangers with Candy, and Hot in Cleveland. And we’re adding reality TV with several past seasons of The Real World, Basketball Wives, and Jersey Shore.”

Amazon Prime is still best known for offering free two-day shipping on millions of items in return for a $79 a year membership.

Does today’s announcement make you more likely to sign up for Amazon Prime, if you’re not already a member?