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Amazon picks up Viacom content from Netflix

Amazon has signed a major multi-year licensing deal with Viacom to exclusively bring shows from TV brands including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central to its online video services Amazon Prime in the US and LoveFilm in the UK and Germany.

The deal includes a collection of TV shows that were previously carried by Netflix, which let its own exclusive licensing deal with Viacom expire just last month, after being unable to negotiate satisfactory terms.

Amazon Prime members will now have access to children’s programming such as ‘Bubble Guppies’, ‘The Backyardigans’ and ‘Victorious’, along with top-rated shows from MTV and Comedy Central like ‘Awkward’, ‘Tosh.0′ and ‘Workaholics’.

Prime members will also have access to future episodes of ‘Dora the Explorer’, ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and more. LoveFilm customers in the UK and Germany will get some of the same shows later this summer.

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