Amazon Takes 'Spartacus' in Streaming Deal for Germany


Amazon Prime Instant Video in Germany will carry all three seasons of the Starz series, as well as the six-part prequel "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena."

Amazon has inked a deal with Starz Digital Media for streaming rights to Starz' Roman-era action series Spartacus for Germany.

The agreement, announced Tuesday, gives Amazon German streaming rights for the all three seasons of Spartacus, as well as the six-part prequel series, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. The series' third and final season, Spartacus: War of the Damned, will debut in early 2015.

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Amazon will make the episodes available to its Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Instant Video customers in Germany.

Amazon launched its video-on-demand service in Germany earlier this year and has been beefing up its content catalog for the territory in anticipation of the German launch of Netflix later this year.