Doctor Who and other BBC shows are vanishing from Prime in Amazon’s fight for exclusivity

Amazon’s streaming war with Netflix is about to claim a new victim: Doctor Who. The Verge has learned that the program, along with the majority of BBC programming, will be vanishing from Prime Instant Video starting February 15th. According to sources familiar with the matter, the issue is exclusivity. Amazon’s licensing deal with the BBC allows other subscription services like Netflix to carry the same shows at the same time. That doesn’t align with Amazon’s current strategic goals, so we’ve learned the company is choosing to not renew the agreement.

It’s a bit of hardball that could frustrate Amazon’s customers in the short term, but demonstrates just how serious the company is about Prime. Amazon has been on a tear over the past two…

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