Amazon, Lionsgate LatAm deal
February 28, 2018
Amazon and global content provider Lionsgate 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 agreement provides for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment label films to premiere exclusively 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 instalment of the action franchise; the big-budget action movie based on the popular TV series, Saban’s Power Rangers; the sleeper hit The Shack, and Jigsaw, the latest instalment of Saw, the highest-grossing horror franchise in history. In addition, Prime Video will continue to add new Lionsgate releases.
“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,” commented 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,” dec;ared 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 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.