Amazon and MGM Expanded Content Licensing for Prime Instant Video

Posted by at 12:01 am on October 22, 2013

Amazon.com today announced an expanded content licensing agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), making the epic series Vikings available on Prime Instant Video. Amazon’s video streaming subscription customers in the UK and Germany have already been enjoying the hit drama series since it exclusively came to LOVEFiLM – Amazon’s European film and TV series subscription service—in May. Vikings premiered on HISTORY in the U.S. and was the #1 new cable series in 2013.

Today’s announcement also brings with it a number of great MGM films, including Oscar-winning titles like Fargo, Platoon and Annie Hall, along with fan favorites like Hotel Rwanda and Hoosiers for Prime members to instantly stream on hundreds of compatible devices anytime, anywhere.

“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.”

“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, Domestic Television Distribution, MGM. “We are always looking for opportunities to bring our content to new audiences in innovative ways, which is exactly what this partnership delivers.”

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