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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle-based Amazon.com announced a deal with CBS Wednesday to offer free streaming of 18 shows for Amazon Prime users, including Cheers, Frasier, and the complete Star Trek franchise.

The deal, which has given a huge boost to Amazon Prime s video-on-demand service, will allow Amazon to add 2,000 episodes of CBS programming to its library. With CBS s contribution, Amazon Prime will now offer over 8,000 movies and television shows.

Our new deal with CBS makes Amazon Prime even better for customers, said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO. We re excited to add thousands of popular CBS programs to our already great selection, all of which stream at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members.

For more on Amazon s non-exclusive licensing deal with CBS, view the full GeekWire.com article here.

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