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CustomFlix and Amazon.com to Distribute CBS News' ''60 Minutes'' Broadcasts as Customized DVDs
CustomFlix "Create Your Own DVD" Service Allows Customers to Build Customized DVDs of Popular CBS Programming

SANTA CRUZ, CA – July 13, 2006 – CustomFlix Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of leading online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that CBS News has selected CustomFlix and Amazon.com to distribute thousands of hours of prime-time and classic news content, including award-winning "60 Minutes" programming, through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD(TM) service. CBS News content will also be placed in the CustomFlix Future-Proof Archive(TM) service, a secure storage platform designed to repurpose content into future digital formats.

"This arrangement provides CBS News with a new way to make thousands of hours of our content accessible to millions of Amazon.com customers on DVD, most of which has never before been available in this format," said Sean McManus, President of CBS News. "The service gives us the flexibility to distribute our content the way the customer wants it."

"CBS News programming is a natural fit for the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service," said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, co-founder and Managing Director of CustomFlix. "We understand that many customers want the flexibility of picking and choosing CBS News content in a collectible format and customized DVDs are a perfect solution. Through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service, customers can select the specific news clips they want and then CustomFlix builds a customized DVD containing just that content."

Amazon.com customers can order complete programs of daily or weekly news broadcasts and compilations on Amazon.com, or choose from thousands of news segments and assemble their own compilations through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service. CBS News programming now available for purchase includes:

  • "60 Minutes" - Content from the most successful news broadcast in television history, from hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, and feature segments to profiles of the people who have helped change our world.

  • "CBS Evening News" - Classic and current news broadcasts from the "CBS Evening News," the "CBS Evening News Saturday Edition," and the "CBS Evening News Sunday Edition."

  • CBS Long-Form Documentaries - Numerous single-topic documentaries produced by CBS News Productions over the past 10 years.

The DVDs created by the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD system have uniquely customized artwork, are professionally packaged with full-color DVD faces and covers in overwrapped amaray-style cases, and can contain up to 10 news segments or 90 minutes of video.

CBS News content can be purchased today at www.amazon.com/60minutes or www.CustomFlix.com/60minutes.

About CBS News
The CBS News Division operates a worldwide news organization serving the CBS Television and Radio Networks and CBSNews.com with regularly scheduled news and public affairs programming -- including, among others, the CBS EVENING NEWS, THE EARLY SHOW, 60 MINUTES, 48 HOURS MYSTERY, FACE THE NATION and SUNDAY MORNING -- and special reports on breaking news. The division maintains 19 news bureaus and offices in the United States and abroad in addition to its world headquarters in New York.

About CustomFlix
CustomFlix Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., is the leader in DVD on Demand services for enterprise and independent media content owners. CustomFlix was founded in 2002 with the mission of profitably connecting content owners and filmmakers to a worldwide audience. Today, CustomFlix offers professional digitization into the Future-Proof Archive service, as well as inventory-free physical media distribution via DVD on Demand, adding thousands of hours of media content to Earth's Biggest Selection on Amazon.com.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc., (Nasdaq: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, payments, fraud, consumer trends, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and all subsequent filings.

Media Contacts:
For CustomFlix
E-Mail: pr@createspace.com

For Amazon.com
Sean Sundwall
Phone: 206-266-4322
Email: sundwall@amazon.com

For CBS News
Kevin Tedesco
Phone: 212-975-2329
Email: Kev@cbsnews.com