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Amazon adds Showtime and Starz to Prime streaming subscription plan


Amazon is putting its own streaming twist on the traditional pay-TV bundle.

The e-commerce giant announced Tuesday that users who stream video under the company's Prime plan will now be able to watch Showtime, Starz and more than two dozen lesser known channels for an extra monthly fee.

Under the new initiative, called Streaming Partners Program, Amazon customers who pay a $99 annual fee for the Prime plan can expand their viewing choices with add-on channels, including Showtime and Starz and other content providers. The premium...