HBO deal with Amazon set to bring shows including ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’ to Prime service

Rare licensing agreement will also include 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'True Blood' among many others

Amazon Prime subscribers will now be able to watch HBO series including The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire after the broadcaster agreed a rare licensing deal.

The cable service has signed a major deal with Amazon that gives Amazon Prime members unlimited streaming access to older shows such as The Wire and Deadwood, as well as select seasons of current series such as True Blood and Boardwalk Empire. (See the full list below.)

It is the first time HBO has signed licensed its content in this fashion and is seen as a major blow to Netflix.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the hugely popular Game Of Thrones will not be available nor will Sex and the City, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm. However, specials by comedians including Ellen DeGeneres and Louis CK will be available and episodes of newer shows such as Girls, Veep and The Newsroom will be part of the deal in time.

HBO content available to Amazon Prime subscribers:

The Sopranos
The Wire
Rome and
Six Feet Under
Eastbound & Down
Flight of the Conchords
Angels in America
Band of Brothers
John Adams
The Pacific
Parade’s End
Boardwalk Empire
True Blood
Game Change,
Too Big To Fail
You Don’t Know Jack