CBS teams up with Amazon, brings you Steven Spielberg's Extant
Amazon has scored some big exclusives lately, bringing viewers such hit shows as Under the Dome and Vikings. Add those to new original content, and the online retailer is becoming a real competitor in the streaming video arena, taking on Netflix, Redbox and others.
Now the company claims another win, getting the latest series from producer Steven Spielberg, he of E.T. fame. The new show, titled Extant, stars Halle Berry, and is set to premiere this coming June.
Spielberg’s Amblin Television company is also responsible for the aforementioned Stephen King-inspired show. “Our partnership with Amazon for Under the Dome helped build a creative, financial and marketing model for event television in the summer”, says Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer at CBS Corporation.
Amazon claims it has received positive feedback from previous exclusive deals. These allow Prime customers to watch the latest episode just days after it aired on television, and Extant will be no exception, so look for it early this summer.