Amazon, Viacom sign deal for MTV, Comedy Central programs

The companies' deal will bring "thousands of episodes" to Amazon's streaming service. Nick Jr. programming will also be made available.

Amazon and Viacom have inked a deal that will deliver "thousands of episodes" of popular shows to the e-retail giant's streaming-video service.

According to the companies, they have signed a multiyear deal that will bring hundreds of shows from Nick Jr., MTV, and Comedy Central, including "Tosh.0," "The Backyardigans," and others, to Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service. The shows will be available exclusively on Prime Instant Video.

All of the shows are available to customers in the U.S. Lovefilm, Amazon's streaming service in the U.K. and Germany, will get some of the same shows starting this summer.

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