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Amazon India Scores Exclusive Deal with Lionsgate


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MUMBAI: Amazon and Lionsgate have inked a long-term exclusive agreement that makes Prime Video India the subscription streaming home for hundreds of Lionsgate’s films, television episodes and upcoming new releases.

Blockbuster movies like La La Land, which won six Academy Awards, event films such as Deepwater Horizon and The Divergent Series: Allegiant and upcoming 2017 releases Power Rangers, The Shack and others will also be exclusively available only to Prime members, and will not be available on satellite or pay television. Hit series such as Nashville, The Royals and Graves will have their exclusive subscription streaming home on Amazon Prime Video. In addition, Mad Men and Anger Management are included in the deal.

“It is awesome that Lionsgate has partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring its original, daring and highly acclaimed content to Indian customers,” said Nitesh Kripalani, the director and country head of Amazon Prime Video India. “We know our Prime members are going to absolutely love the selection of award-winning films, indelible characters and unforgettable stories from edge-of-the-seat thrillers to spectacular action to heartfelt drama—in true Lionsgate style. Their prestigious and prolific library of motion picture and television titles is sure to produce sizable viewership for us.”

“Our collaboration with Amazon Prime Video India is the latest example of our commitment to bring world-class, award-winning movies and television series to the Indian market and its viewers,” said Lionsgate’s president of worldwide television and digital distribution, Jim Packer. “We’re very pleased to partner with Amazon as they continue to transform the face of entertainment in India and bring our premium film and television content to their viewers.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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