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Amazon Prime Video India in exclusive deal with Lionsgate
MUMBAI: Amazon and Lionsgate today announced a long-term exclusive deal that will make Prime Video India the subscription streaming home for hundreds of Lionsgate’s top acclaimed films, television episodes and upcoming new releases.
Blockbuster movies like ‘La La Land’, which has grossed over $370 million at the worldwide box office and won six Academy Awards, event films including ‘Deepwater Horizon’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ and upcoming 2017 releases ‘Power Rangers’, ‘The Shack’ and others will also be exclusively available only to Prime members, and will not be available on satellite or pay TV.
Rohit Tiwari at Morris Street Advisors, which represents Lionsgate in India, negotiated and closed the ground-breaking deal.
“It is awesome that Lionsgate has partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring its original, daring and highly acclaimed content to Indian customers,” said Nitesh Kripalani Amazon Prime Video India director and country head, . “We know our Prime members are going to absolutely love the selection of award-winning films, indelible characters and unforgettable stories from edge-of-the-seat thrillers to spectacular action to heartfelt drama – in true Lionsgate style. Their prestigious and prolific library of motion picture and television titles is sure to produce sizable viewership for us.”
“Our collaboration with Amazon Prime Video India is the latest example of our commitment to bring world-class, award-winning movies and television series to the Indian market and its viewers,” said Lionsgate president of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “We’re very pleased to partner with Amazon as they continue to transform the face of entertainment in India and bring our premium film and television content to their viewers.”
Hit movie franchises like ‘The Twilight Saga’, which grossed over $3 billion worldwide, the ‘Saw’ series, the highest-grossing long-running horror franchise in history, ‘Red and Step Up 5’ from the global blockbuster Step up franchise along with worldwide hit TV series such as ‘Nashville’, ‘The Royals’ and ‘Graves’ will have their exclusive subscription streaming home on Amazon Prime Video. In addition, beloved series such as the iconic ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Anger Management’ are included in the deal.
“Amazon Prime Video has the largest selection of latest and exclusive movies and TV shows, ad-free across Indian and Hollywood movies, US TV shows, top and popular Indian and international kids’ shows, award winning Amazon Original shows along with content from top Bollywood, regional, Indian and international studios – all available in one location and service,” the company said.