Amazon Prime Video announces deal with Lionsgate

06 Mar,2017

By A Correspondent

 

Amazon and Lionsgate 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 Television.  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, Director and Country Head, Amazon Prime Video India. “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.”

 

“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 and 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.”

 

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