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By Brian Stelter, CNN
Non-HBO subscribers will soon be able to watch some of the network's old TV shows, like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," on Amazon Prime's streaming video service.
Amazon (Fortune 500) described the deal as a first for HBO, which has a reputation for being tightfisted with its library of hit shows - even ones that stopped airing years ago.,
The HBO shows will be a significant addition to Amazon Prime as it attempts to sign up more monthly subscribers.
The deal draws a bright line between old and new. The seasons of "Girls," "The Newsroom" and "Veep" that are premiering this year won't be available through Amazon Prime for approximately three years. That means if viewers want to stay current, they have to subscribe to cable television and HBO (or borrow a friend's HBO GO password).
Read more of Brian's article on CNN.com here.