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Amazon Prime members who are big fans of Sex and the City are going to have a hard time getting anything done today. The mega-site and streaming service announced that it secured the rights to the HBO show starring Sarah Jessica Parker. All 94 episodes are already available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
It is all part of a partnership created between Amazon and HBO last year, where the website would gain the rights to select HBO original series as soon as they were freed up from previous contracts (full season of shows like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and The Wire already migrated). In Sex and the City's case, Amazon was waiting for E!'s contract to end. Amazon's VP of digital video, Michael Paull, said:
Sex and the City became one of the most popular shows on TV over its six-season run, and we are excited today to give our Prime members access to every episode to watch anytime, anywhere as part of their membership.
For those who are dedicated to watching the cult favorite on HBO or HBOGo, don't sweat it, the show will still be available there. For those who aren't borrowing their parent's HBOGo password, Amazon Prime is $99, or $47 for students.