Amazon to gain 'Downton Abbey' streaming exclusivity

Netflix viewers who want to watch the first season of “Downton Abbey” better hurry up.

Downton Abbey

The streaming service will cease streaming season one of "Downton Abbey" July 1. Streaming service Hulu will have the first two seasons until some time near the end of 2013. At that point, Amazon will own all streaming rights to the show.

The PBS drama is co- produced by Carnival and MASTERPIECE. It was created by Julian Fellowes. It is a British period drama about lives or aristocrats and their servants. Great events in history effect their lives and on British society.

The show stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James- Collier, Allen Leech, Rose Leslie, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Matt Milne, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, Maggie Smith, Ed Speleers, Dan Stevens and Penelope Wilton.

Amazon Prime’s Instant Video service already has the first two seasons available. Amazon officials say it is its most watches series ever.

Amazon Prime users pay $79 a year for streaming and also free shipping on many items.

Amazon has also ordered up six original comedy pilots.

- Downton Abbey
- Netflix

Written by: KurtK26
Feb 2nd, 2013, 8:28 pm

Images courtesy of PBS

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