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If you’re a fan of Rocky, The Silence of the Lambs, GoldenEye, and other such film classics, Prime Video will be the place to be, as Amazon has confirmed that its acquisition of MGM is now complete. The deal is set to bring MGM’s rich catalog of content, which includes more than 4,000 film titles and 17,000 TV episodes, to Amazon’s streaming service. Amazon announced that it would be buying MGM for $8.45 billion in May 2021.

“MGM has a nearly century-long legacy of producing exceptional entertainment, and we share their commitment to delivering a broad slate of original films and television shows to a global audience,” said Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “We welcome MGM employees, creators, and talent to Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and we look forward to working together to create even more opportunities to deliver quality storytelling to our customers.”

“We are excited for MGM and its bounty of iconic brands, legendary films and television series, and our incredible team and creative partners to join the Prime Video family,” said Chris Brearton, chief operating officer of MGM. “MGM has been responsible for the creation of some of the most well-known and critically acclaimed films and television series of the past century. We look forward to continuing that tradition as we head into this next chapter, coming together with the great team at Prime Video and Amazon Studios to provide audiences with the very best in entertainment for years to come.”

MGM joins Prime Video and Amazon Studios (Amazon)

  • The storied, nearly century-old studio will complement Prime Video and Amazon Studios’ work. Together, the teams will provide more quality entertainment options for viewers.
  • MGM has a catalog of more than 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards, including franchise favorites such as James Bond, Rocky, and Creed, and classics such as Thelma & Louise, The Silence of the Lambs, The Magnificent Seven, and Raging Bull.
  • Amazon and MGM announced that MGM has joined Prime Video and Amazon Studios. The storied, nearly century-old studio—with more than 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards—will complement Prime Video and Amazon Studios’ work in delivering a diverse offering of entertainment choices to customers.

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2 comments

  1. Shocking that MGM is worth that much, they were bought and sold so many times in the 80's + 90's and swirling the bankruptcy toilet many times back in the 90's and 2000's.

    edit - they did do chapter 11 in 2010 it turns out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Whomever convinced Lord Bezos that it was worth 8.5 billion bucks is one hell of a salesperson! I mean, Lucas sold off everything Star Wars to Disney for 4 billion.... you cannot convince me that MGM today is worth more than twice of the entire SW franchise. I know, back catalog, but still.

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