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Amazon Prime Video Inks Global Streaming Rights to Emmy Winner 'This Is Us'

19 Sep, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

SVOD service also gets horror series 'The Exorcist'

Amazon Prime Video has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution for the international streaming video rights to Emmy winner “This Is Us” and “The Exorcist” — the latter series based on William Friedkin’s 1973 horror movie.

Hulu, which is co-owned by Fox, has the domestic SVOD rights to “This Is Us,” which won two Emmy awards (Sterling K. Brown for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Gerald McRaney for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) on 11 nominations.

“'This Is Us' is one of the best new TV series, beloved by viewers and acclaimed by critics,” Brad Beale, VP of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement. “Prime Video members are going to love watching this Emmy award-winning show along with horror series ‘The Exorcist.’”

“Us” airs on NBC, with the second season launching Sept. 26. “The Exorcist” airs on Fox, with season two debuting Sept. 29. Fox produces both shows.

This Is Us: Season 1 was released on disc Sept. 12 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Exorcist: Season 1 (Fox) has not yet been released on disc.

“‘This Is Us’ has captivated audiences with its incredible storytelling and relatable characters that pull on our heartstrings, while ‘The Exorcist’, with its clever twists and big scares, has been something for horror fans to behold,” said Evan Scheffel, EVP of 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

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