Masterpiece deal gives Amazon UK drama

WOLF_HALL_RylanceThe extension of a deal with US broadcaster PBS has given Amazon US rights to a swathe of UK drama including Wolf Hall and Poldark.

Amazon already has UK series from the Masterpiece strand including Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge.

GrantchesterThe new, extended, deal gives Amazon Prime Instant Video subs the aforementioned BBC period series as well as 1950 detective show Grantchester (right), which went out on ITV in the UK.

Amazon also gets another period drama, Channel 4 series Indian Summers, as part of the new deal.

The PBS-Amazon agreement also covers the publicly-funded broadcasters documentary and kids shows, with several titles from each genre being added to the Instant Video line-up.

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