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Amazon gets exclusive streaming rights on 'Orphan Black'

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Amazon has managed to snatch another minor victory in its back-and-forth battle over streaming rights with Netflix. The company has signed a licensing agreement with BBC America that will make Amazon Prime Instant Video the exclusive "online-only subscription home" for Orphan Black. The show's first season is now available, with the sci-fi series due to return for new episodes on April 19th. Orphan Black follows the story of Sarah Manning, an orphan who discovers she is a human clone "after taking on the identity of a dead woman who looks just like her." Lead actress Tatiana Maslany has received critical praise for her role in the show, including a Golden Globe nomination. The deal between BBC America and Amazon includes season one and all subsequent seasons, so it looks like this is one you'll never be seeing on Netflix. Other shows Amazon has locked down exclusivity for include Downton Abbey, Under the Dome, The Americans, and Veronica Mars.