Amazon Prime Gets MTV's 'Teen Wolf,' MGM Movies18 Feb, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Deal with MGM also includes catalog movies
Amazon Feb. 18 said it has inked a content licensing agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios making Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription streaming service for all past seasons and episodes of MTV supernatural drama series “Teen Wolf.” This deal follows last October’s expanded agreement between the two companies for Nordic series “Vikings.”
The license announcement also includes streaming rights to several MGM catalog titles, including Oscar-winning The Usual Suspects, Raging Bull and Thelma and Louise. Additional movies, such as The Terminator, The Silence of the Lambs, Moonstruck and A Fish Called Wanda, will also be available to Prime Instant Video later this year as part of the deal.
Now in its third season, “Teen Wolf” is loosely based on the 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox. The show's central character is Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a high school student and social outcast who is bitten by a werewolf while looking for a dead girl in the woods.
“Teen Wolf is a dark, edgy show that really resonates with Amazon customers. We’re thrilled to offer all past seasons exclusively to Prime members so they can catch up or re-watch favorite episodes of the hit series at no additional cost,” Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement.
John Bryan, president of domestic television distribution for MGM, said the deal underscores the studio’s aim to generate incremental revenue through both traditional and new distribution channels.
“We strive to deliver our most popular TV shows and movies on a variety of platforms so our audiences can access them anywhere, and working with Amazon allows us to do exactly that,” Bryan said.
The “Teen Wolf: Season 3, Part 1” DVD was released Dec. 10.