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MGM+ adds Lionsgate, STARZ content in UK

Amazon has announced that MGM+ has agreed a deal that will deliver Lionsgate and STARZ programming to customers in the UK. This is the third instalment in a series of content deals that MGM+ previously closed with Lionsgate for Europe and Latin America. Lionsgate+ subscribers who joined via Prime Video Channels in the UK will […]

April 2, 2024

Audible, Amazon MGM Studios series development deal

Audible and Amazon MGM Studios have unveiled plans to co-develop and co-produce a slate of Audible Originals as series in development. “We are thrilled to collaborate with our colleagues at Amazon MGM Studios, who share our commitment to accelerating the craft of storytelling, on this new and incredibly exciting endeavor,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Chief Content […]

March 27, 2024

Expanded Shepperton Studios opens

The expansion at Shepperton Studios in Surrey is now open and Amazon MGM Studios and Netflix are in occupation. The state-of-the-art development provides an additional 17 sound stages, 548,000 sq ft of production and workshop spaces as well as two backlots. Amazon MGM Studios has taken a total of nine new stages and Netflix will […]

March 20, 2024

Prime Video orders MrBeast game show series

Prime Video has announced that Beast Games, from MrBeast – the world’s most popular YouTuber – has been ordered to series. Based on his hugely successful YouTube show, Beast Games is set to become the biggest reality competition series ever with 1,000 contestants competing for a $5 million (€4.59m) cash prize which will be the biggest […]

March 18, 2024By Nik Roseveare

ITV signs James Bond deal with Amazon MGM

ITV has announced a deal with Amazon MGM Studios Distribution to make 25 James Bond movies available to ITV viewers via linear channels and catch-up on ITVX. The deal marks the first time that the Bond films have been available via an AVoD streaming platform in the UK, which will see each film available to […]

February 8, 2024

Amazon MGM Studios acquires Celine Dion doc

Amazon MGM Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the feature-length Celine Dion documentary, I Am: Celine Dion. From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor, this documentary is a snapshot of a pivotal time in the life and career of one of the most successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion. This intimate exploration takes viewers on […]

January 31, 2024

Forecast: Content spend to grow 2% in 2024

In 2024, Ampere Analysis forecasts global content spend will increase by 2 per cent year-on-year, following a plateau in content investment growth in 2023. Last year was predicted to deliver comparable growth, but WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike action led to a two percentage point decline relative to original expectations. In 2024, broadcasters’ and streaming services’ […]

January 23, 2024By Colin Mann

MGM Alternative, Global Esports Federation content deal

MGM Alternative, a division of Amazon MGM Studios, and the Global Esports Federation (GEF) ahve announced a deal to create content surrounding the Global Esports Games, Ssports athletes, and the gaming lifestyle. In collaboration, MGM Alternative, which produces The Voice, Shark Tank and Survivor, and GEF, which promotes the eSports globally, will work to develop […]

January 22, 2024

Netflix to stream Nadal vs Alcaraz

Netflix has announced its next live sports event, The Netflix Slam, which will be headlined by 22-time Grand Slam men’s singles title champion Rafael Nadal facing off against World No. 2 and fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in a special one-night tennis exhibition match. The event, hosted by MGM Resorts International, is scheduled for March 3rd […]

December 12, 2023

Amazon upgrades Fire TV

Amazon has announced a range of updates to its Fire TV family, adding enhanced conversational voice search with generative AI, upgrades to the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and what it calls its “most powerful Fire TV Sticks yet” – the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, now with the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and Fire […]

September 21, 2023