Lionsgate gives Amazon ‘first stream’
November 14, 2019
Amazon has agreed a deal with Lionsgate to be the UK’s first window streaming home to the studio’s recently released and upcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal, which begins on January 1st 2020, will enable Prime members in the UK, or those subscribing to the monthly standalone Prime Video service offer, to access recent Lionsgate hits like Angel Has Fallen, Rambo: Last Blood and Lionsgate UK’s The Personal History of David Copperfield.
The agreement also encompasses upcoming Lionsgate films such as the Knives Out, Midway and Bombshell.
“We’re excited to be bringing Lionsgate’s slate of compelling movies to Prime Video,” said Martin Backlund, Head of Content UK, Prime Video. “Our customers will be delighted that Lionsgate’s Hollywood and British blockbuster movies are coming to Prime Video.”
“We’re delighted to expand our longstanding relationship with Amazon to bring our films to their Prime Video service in the UK,” added Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “It is a great new collaboration with an important content partner in the worldwide arena, underscoring the breadth and depth of the Lionsgate slate.”