Epix, Amazon Extend Prime Instant Video License Deal23 Feb, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
New pact continues original 2012 agreement
Multiplatform entertainment network Epix and Amazon Feb. 23 announced they have extended an existing content license agreement. Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
Similar to the current pact, programming includes movies from Epix co-owners Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Titles include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, among others.
When Epix and Amazon announced their first license deal Sept. 4, 2012, Epix was 3 years old and Prime Instant Video’s nascent content portfolio was still developing, including originals.
“Programming from Epix has been exceptionally popular among Prime members, and by extending this agreement we continue to deliver on our promise to provide great titles for Prime Instant Video,” Brad Beale, VP of digital video content acquisition at Amazon, said in a statement.
The agreement also includes concerts, comedy specials and original documentaries.
“This partnership … provides yet another example of our ability to find creative ways to deliver content to consumers across multiple platforms,” Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said in a statement.