Amazon Prime Video Signs Exclusive Multiyear Deal with Lionsgate Bringing Slate of Popular Hollywood Movies to Latin America
SEATTLE and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) have signed an exclusive multiyear agreement under which Lionsgate will deliver a diverse line-up of Hollywood blockbusters to Amazon Prime Video customers across Mexico, Brazil and the rest of Latin America, the two companies announced today. The agreement provides for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment label films to exclusively premiere on Amazon Prime Video following their local theatrical release in the region, further expanding Amazon's catalogue of premium movies.
Under the multiyear agreement, Amazon Prime Video becomes the exclusive long-term streaming home in Latin America for Lionsgate's portfolio of tentpole films and branded properties; beginning with: John Wick: Chapter 2, the second installment of the action franchise starring Keanu Reeves; the big-budget action movie based on the popular TV series, Saban's Power Rangers; the sleeper hit The Shack, starring Sam Worthington and Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer; and Jigsaw, the latest installment of Saw, the highest-grossing horror franchise in history.
In addition, Prime Video will continue to add new Lionsgate releases, including the breakout sensation Wonder starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, along with an exciting roster of future releases such as the action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, the noir thriller A Simple Favor, featuring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, the action adventure Robin Hood, teaming Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton, and the young adult thriller Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.
"Amazon is committed to delivering great movies to our Prime Video members across Latin America. We know our audiences are going to love the new and exciting Lionsgate releases exclusively joining our service," Jason Ropell, Vice President, Worldwide Movies, Amazon Prime Video.
"We're thrilled to enter into this strategic agreement with Amazon Prime Video, a leading global on-demand entertainment service," said Lionsgate President of International Television and Digital Distribution Peter Iacono. "The complementary strengths of Amazon and Lionsgate, including the innovation of the Prime Video service and the premium quality of Lionsgate content, set this deal apart. Amazon Prime is growing the segment, and we're excited by this opportunity to grow with them."
All titles included in the deal will be available in HD, and they can also be temporarily downloaded and enjoyed offline on compatible mobile devices. The films join other Hollywood movies and TV shows and popular and award-winning Amazon Prime Original Series — available to watch anytime, anywhere, all at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime and Prime Video. Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One family of devices or online at www.PrimeVideo.com.
Amazon Prime Video is available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories. Prime Original Series and popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime or Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost to a Prime or Prime Video membership. Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Fire TV stick, compatible Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Apple TV 3 or 4, or online at PrimeVideo.com.
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate's content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company's worldwide consumer base.
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