Amazon Expands MGM Agreement for Prime Content22 Oct, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Amazon Oct. 22 announced it has expanded its content licensing agreement with MGM, bringing the History Channel series “Vikings” and catalog films to its Prime Instant Video Service.
The films include Fargo, Platoon, Annie Hall, Hotel Rwanda and Hoosiers. “Vikings” had already been available to subscribers of Amazon’s LoveFilm service in the United Kingdom and Germany.
“We’re excited that Prime Instant Video is now the video subscription home of ‘Vikings,’ a series we know our customers love in both the U.S. and abroad,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a collection of great MGM films, along with ‘Vikings,’ is an example of how we’re continuously working to offer our Prime members some of the best content available anywhere.”
Prime Instant Video offers more than 150,000 movies and TV episodes to subscribers to Amazon’s Prime service, a $79 annual membership program that offers free, two-day shipping on Amazon purchases and unlimited streaming of content.
“MGM is thrilled to further our relationship with Amazon by offering the epic series Vikings, as well as titles from MGM’s library with Amazon Prime members,” said John Bryan, president of domestic TV distribution for MGM. “We are always looking for opportunities to bring our content to new audiences in innovative ways, which is exactly what this partnership delivers.”