Amazon Inks ‘Spartacus’ VOD Deal in Germany

Andy Whitfield, "Spartacus"

LONDON — Amazon Instant Video in Germany has nabbed rights to action epic “Spartacus” as part of a deal with Starz Digital Media.

The first two seasons, “Blood and Sand” and “Vengeance,” as well as the six-part prequel “Gods of the Arena,” are now available as video on demand for Amazon Prime and Prime Instant Video members in Germany.

The season three concluding chapter to “Spartacus” will debut in early 2015.

Christoph Schneider, head of Amazon Instant Video Germany, said: “‘Spartacus’ is a great enhancement for our strong offering of 13,000 titles at Prime Instant Video. Thanks to the cooperation with Starz Digital Media, we offer customers a visually stunning TV show with outstandingly choreographed fight scenes. Like all movies and TV shows on Prime Instant Video, it can be streamed commercial-free and independent of fixed broadcasting times.”

Mara Winokur, senior VP, digital for Starz Digital Media, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Prime Instant Video, so their German subscribers can enjoy the action-packed and gripping drama of ‘Spartacus’ whenever they want, at home as well as on the go.”

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