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Amazon Picks Up More NBCUniversal Shows

Amazon is boosting its Web video catalog via a deal for reruns of several shows from NBC and other channels owned by Comcast. Amazon’s “Prime Instant Video” customers will get exclusive access to shows including “Grimm,” “Suits” and “Hannibal”; as with almost all deals Amazon and competitor Netflix sign for TV reruns, the Web retailer won’t get its hands on them until months after they air.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald