NBCU's Seeso Coming to Amazon's Subscription Video Hub
The comedy streaming service offers up specials, original series and licensed fare.
NBCUniversal's comedy streaming service Seeso is coming to Amazon Prime's subscription video offering.
Later this spring, Amazon Prime members will be able to add a subscription to Seeso directly through Amazon Video for $3.99 a month. The e-commerce giant began offering subscriptions to outside streaming services from Showtime, Starz and others late last year.
For Seeso, which NBCU launched in January, the partnership makes it easier for potential subscribers to find and access the service. "With Seeso's monthly subscription on Amazon Video, viewers now will have even more ways to access our unmatched library of comedy programming," said Ben McLean, NBCU's senior vp digital enterprises business operations and strategy. "As the first stand-alone comedy offering, we're excited to expand our reach to the Amazon Video community, giving them the best premium content — original series, stand-up specials and library video — across every screen."
Seeso launched with originals including spoof show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, as well as licensed titles including The Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live and The Office. Over the last few months, the service has bulked up on its original content, prepping the release of scripted comedy Flowers and workplace comedy Thingstarter, among other programs.
"The way people watch TV is changing, and customers want easier access to their favorite shows, regardless of device of subscription," said Rich Au, director of content acquisition at Amazon Video Channels. "We're thrilled that Amazon Prime members will now have the option to subscribe to Seeso on Amazon Video and view all the great premium content they have to offer."
On Sunday, Amazon rolled out new monthly Prime and Prime Video subscriptions — the first time it has separated its video offering into a stand-alone service.