This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.Past seasons of newer shows such as "Girls," "The Newsroom" and "Veep" will also become available throughout the multi-year deal, about three years after airing on HBO.Time Warner, which owns HBO, has long seen Netflix as a threat to HBO and has steadfastly refused to license even its old shows to the company for streaming.Amazon, too, raised the price of Prime in January from $79 a year, which had not changed since the company introduced the service in 2005 .Amazon and HBO did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, nor its duration.
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