Amazon Trying To Offer Subscription TV, Movies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inc. is talking with major media companies about offering unlimited views of older TV shows and movies online, in an attempt to stay relevant as consumers flock to Apple Inc.’s iTunes a la carte store and Netflix Inc.’s all-you-can eat subscription plan.

The company has approached several companies, including Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Inc., two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. They requested anonymity because the talks are ongoing.

The talks are at an early stage and focus on offering TV shows and movies that have been available on home video, according to one person.

An Amazon spokesman said the company cannot speculate on the future.

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