Amazon to ‘reimagine & develop’ MGM shows after $8.45bn deal

Amazon will “reimagine and develop” IP from the MGM slate following its $8.45bn deal for the US studio, according to CEO Jeff Bezos. The acquisition, which was confirmed yesterday, will see more than 17,000 hours of MGM TV fall under the Amazon banner, ranging from dramas such as Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale to unscripted series including Shark Tank, Vanderpump Rules and The Hills. […]

Amazon agrees US$8.45bn deal to buy MGM

Amazon has wrapped up its deal to acquire James Bond and Fargo studio MGM in a deal valued at US$8.45bn. The acquisition marks 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 hours of […]

Amazon nears US$9 billion MGM deal

Amazon could wrap up its deal to acquire James Bond and Fargo studio MGM as early as this week, according to reports. The acquisition, valued at around $9bn including debt, would mark Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and set down a marker to its streaming competitors as the battle for subscribers hots up. The move was first reported last week and acquisition talks […]

Amazon eyes $9bn deal for MGM, reports suggest

Amazon is in talks to acquire James Bond and The Handmaid’s Tale studio MGM for around $9bn, as the arms race for content continues. Detail of the deal emerged overnight and have not been confirmed, but an acquisition would provide the retail giant’s streaming service Prime Video with a raft of IP including FX drama Fargo and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It […]

MGM puts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Robocop’ onto new German SVOD via Zattoo

US studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is rolling out a film and TV streaming service in Germany via local TV provider Zattoo. The MGM SVOD will provide Zattoo subscribers with TV shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, comedy-drama series Get Shorty and movies such as Robocop, Terminator and 21 Jump Street. The service will cost €3.99 […]

MGM’s Epix launches on AT&T streaming service

MGM’s SVOD premium channels offering Epix has extended its domestic US distribution by launching on the AT&T’s streaming service for US$6 per month. The launch follows Epix and AT&T’s recently announced distribution agreement and the network’s launch on the DirecTV satellite platform on May 19. AT&T TV Now subscriberes can now sign up for a […]

SPI/Filmbox strikes Middle East deal with MGM

SPI affiliate Kino Polska S.A, has announced a licencing agreement with MGM in the Middle East. The newly signed content licence agreement will offer access to new movie titles to SPI/FilmBox subscribers in the region. The company views the Middle East as a serious area of growth.  “I’m proud to announce our partnership with one […]

Industry veterans launch US$400 million new acquisition firm

Hollywood stalwarts Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan have announced the launch of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. The company, which will launch with a US$400 million (€357 million) initial public offering, is the fifth acquisition firm launched by the pair since 2011. Such companies have grown in popularity and momentum with the technologically-driven disruption in the […]

MGM reportedly looking for partner for Epix

MGM is looking to sign up a strategic partner for its Epix pay TV service, according to a report by The Information, citing unnamed sources. According to The Information, MGM chairman Kevin Ulrich is working with investment bank LionTree to find a potential partner, and has approached entertainment companies about a possible tie-up, which would […]

Epix Now streaming service launches in the US

US TV network Epix has launched a new direct-to-consumer streaming service featuring its full library of original programming and movies. Epix Now is available on iOS, Android and Apple TV devices and is due to launch soon on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, with other device launches to follow throughout the year. The over-the-top service […]

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