— Boston comedy, one of the country’s most well-known brands, is on the verge of signing a deal with Amazon Prime Video.
The online video giant announced Wednesday that it will be buying the company’s digital video service and production studio, which it will own in the coming months.
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has been ramping up its digital video production and distribution in recent years, launching video streaming services like Prime Video and Amazon Prime Music.
In May, Amazon announced it would be creating its own digital video division and will hire 20 new employees to make a video production team.
“Amazon Prime Video has become a core part of our business, but it’s been a challenge,” said Steve Levitan, the company CEO, in a statement.
“The Amazon Video platform has been a great complement to our other services, and we are excited to see how we can collaborate with them.”
The Amazon Prime video platform currently consists of over 3,000 original shows, and more than 50 shows from the major broadcast networks.
Prime Video will continue to stream original series, movies, documentaries, and other content from Amazon.
As a result of Amazon’s acquisition, the Amazon video division will become a division of Amazon Studios, an independent film production studio that will create new series and movies for Amazon Video.
In addition, the division will be responsible for bringing new original shows to Amazon Video, including new series such as “The Mindy Project” and “The Good Place.”
“I am incredibly excited to be joining Amazon and to be working alongside the team at Amazon Studios,” “Bones” star and Amazon executive producer Amy Sedaris, a frequent collaborator of Levitan’s on “Bosch,” told The Associated Press.
“They are a great team, and they are a fantastic company.
They have great content, and I look forward to building on their legacy of original programming.”
Amazon has long been a fan of comedy, and the company is also known for its Prime Music streaming service.
Levitan said that Prime Video will also become the official video platform for Amazon Prime Instant Video, which offers a full selection of Amazon content for the company to stream.
It will also be the official platform for “The Blacklist,” which has been canceled for the next few months after an outcry by critics and some fans.
Last year, Amazon paid out $3.5 billion for the video streaming service, and it will soon be up to the streaming giant to pay out even more money.