MGM


Amazon-owned MGM+ goes live in US, replaces Epix

Yesterday (January 15) saw the launch of Amazon-owned streaming platform MGM+ in the US. The service, which is a rebrand of the EPIX streaming service, signalled its new era by launching season three of acclaimed drama series Godfather of Harlem. Commenting on the new-look service, Michael Wright, head of MGM+, said: “It’s a new beginning for […]

Amazon Studios to restructure MGM following Burnett exit

Amazon Studios has restructured operations at MGM, with Jennifer Salke taking overall control of The Handmaid’s Tale studio and new roles for Rola Bauer and Lindsay Sloane. MGM’s Bauer, who had been president of international TV, becomes head of pan English scripted SVOD TV, and Sloane – previously SVP of scripted TV – becoming head of MGM […]

Amazon completes acquisition of MGM

Amazon has formally completed its $8.5bn acquisition of MGM after the US Federal Trade Commission declined to block the deal, prompting a raft of questions and some answers about how the US studio will fit into the retail giant’s operations. The buy-out from MGM’s investors led by Anchorage Capital represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and […]

Amazon secures EC approval for MGM acquisition

Amazon has won European Commission (EC) approval to acquire James Bond, The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings studio MGM. The US$8.5bn acquisition, which is now waiting for approval by the US Federal Trade Commission, represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal. European Union (EU) officials said there was limited overlap between the companies and added that it would not lead to reduced competition […]

Amazon nearing completion of MGM acquisition

Amazon is reportedly on the verge of its planned takeover of iconic film studio MGM. The US$8.5 billion acquisition of MGM would represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and will see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings fall under the retail giant’s umbrella. The deal reportedly secured EU approval last week […]

Amazon reportedly secures EU approval for MGM acquisition

Amazon is set to secure EU approval of its proposed US$8.5 billion acquisition of MGM. Announced in May 2021, the acquisition is set to represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and will see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings fall under the retail giant’s umbrella. MGM’s catalogue includes more than 17,000 […]

EU sets date for Amazon-MGM deal decision

The European Union has set a deadline of March 15 to decide on Amazon’s proposed takeover of iconic film studio MGM. Amazon agreed an US$8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM earlier in mid-2021. The deal would represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever acquisition, and would see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings […]

MGM to launch streaming service on Mediaset’s Infinity platform

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has expanded its streaming service after striking a deal with Mediaset in Italy. MGM, which is in the midst of being acquired by Amazon, will launch its on demand service on Mediaset’s recently launched Infinity streaming platform. It will offer an array of library content, including shows from the Stargate sci-fi franchises […]

Unions call on FTC to derail US$8.45 billion Amazon-MGM deal

Four major US unions have urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Amazon’s deal to buy movie studio MGM. Amazon agreed an US$8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM earlier this year. The deal would represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever acquisition, and would see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings fall […]

MGM launches streaming service

US studio MGM has expanded its partnership with soon-to-be owner Amazon by launching a new streaming service in Australia. The MGM streamer will become available through Prime Video Channels in Australia and provide access to TV series such as the Stargate sci-fi franchises SG-1, Atlantis and Universe, along with long-running supernatural hit Teen Wolf. Films included range from Fargo, The Silence Of The Lambs and Rocky, to […]

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