Amazon Prime Secures Streaming Rights To 'Orphan Black'

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service will have exclusive access to BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black as part of a licensing agreement between the two parties.

Prime subscribers will have access to all seasons of the gritty drama series, starring Golden Globe-nominated Tatiana Maslany, said BBC America officials. The first season of the series is currently available on the service.

Season two of the series will premiere on BBC America April 19.

Orphan Black is exactly the type of smart, suspenseful TV show that our customers love to binge on,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon in a statement “We’re excited to offer the first and future seasons exclusively to Prime members at no additional cost, continuing our tradition of offering a wide variety of great content we know our customers will enjoy.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.