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Prime Video’s The Consultant premieres in Feb

Prime Video has debuted the first-look teaser for the new Christoph Waltz-led series, The Consultant. Prime Video has announced that the series will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on February 24th in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, the  characters and story in this […]

January 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Burnett exits MGM

Mark Burnett is leaving MGM where he has been chairman of its worldwide TV group since 2018. The move comes following Amazon’s $8.5 billion purchase of MGM earlier this year. In a joint statement to staff, Mike Hopkins, SVP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and Burnett revealed that Burnett was departing the company “to […]

November 29, 2022

Prime Video, MGM+ team for live-action Marvel series

MGM+ and Prime Video have ordered a suite of live-action television series based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters. The first series to be produced under the multi-series agreement is Silk: Spider Society, from Sony Pictures Television. Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society is inspired by […]

November 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Handmaid’s Tale s5 to co-premiere on Prime Video UK

Prime Video will co-premiere the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale to Prime members in the UK and Ireland later this year. The first four seasons of the critically acclaimed series are available to stream now on Prime Video. The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of the dystopian Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was […]

October 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

EPIX to relaunch as MGM+

Premium linear and streaming service EPIX is to rebrand as MGM+ in January 2023, which EPIX says exemplifies the network’s brand promise to provide premium cinematic television and a curated leading theatrical library, delivered by one of the world’s most enduring entertainment brands. The news comes as fellow streaming service Starzplay announced a rebrand to […]

September 29, 2022By Colin Mann

James Bond collection on Prime Video

The entire catalogue of James Bond movies – including 2021’s No Time To Die – will become available to stream via Prime Video on April 15th. This marks the first time all the films have been included on a single streaming platform. However, Amazon warns that the collection will only be available to subscribers “for […]

April 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

The Reunion to premiere on ITVX

ITV has acquired The Reunion to premiere on ITVX later this year. The six-episode drama series from MGM will then air on ITV’s linear channels in 2023. The French Riviera-set series is adapted from Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel La Jeune Fille et la Nuit, and started shooting on location in the south of France in […]

April 6, 2022

Data: $53m spent on Oscar ‘For Your Consideration’ ads

During Oscar season, it’s not uncommon for studios to spend millions of dollars promoting their films in hopes to influence Academy Award voters. This calculated campaigning goes well beyond traditional advertising methods including throwing swanky events, grassroots regional and out-of-home investments, known as ‘For Your Consideration’ (FCU) campaigns. MediaRadar reviewed ad spend for the Academy […]

March 24, 2022

FTC OKs Amazon’s MGM buy

Amazon has closed its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) acquisition of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) after Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed the deal. European Union regulators signed off on the MGM deal after finding it posed no competition problems. In the US, the deadline for the FTV to challenge passed without the agency taking action. The FTC […]

March 17, 2022

Amazon set for EU approval of MGM buy

Amazon is expected to win EU antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) buy of MGM, reports Reuters. The MGM acquisition would bring a movie library and franchises including James Bond and Rocky. It also licenses content for video games, which could benefit Amazon’s development efforts in that area. The Federal Trade Commission is also […]

March 9, 2022