Netflix Follows Amazon With PBS Deal

On the heels of Amazon’s PBS announcement last week, Netflix today announced a similar deal with the broadcasting network, with a few PBS exclusives thrown in. The service will become exclusive streaming video, on demand. Amazon, though, has PBS’ biggest hit on its hands after winning the rights to Downton Abbey. This is another battle in the long war for streaming supremacy in the U.S.. Users are increasingly using mobile and portable devices to stream shows and movies, and the “appointment television” market is what’s at stake.