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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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”