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Lionsgate Inks LatAm Movie Deal with Amazon


Lionsgate has signed an exclusive multiyear agreement to deliver a range of movies to Amazon Prime Video customers across Latin America.

The agreement provides for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment label films to exclusively premiere on Amazon Prime Video following their local theatrical release in the region. Amazon Prime Video becomes the exclusive long-term streaming home in Latin America for Lionsgate’s portfolio of tentpole films and branded properties, beginning with John Wick: Chapter 2, the action movie based on Saban’s Power Rangers and Jigsaw, which is the latest installment of the Saw franchise. Prime Video will continue to add new Lionsgate releases, including Wonder.

Jason Ropell, the VP of worldwide movies at Amazon Prime Video, said: “Amazon is committed to delivering great movies to our Prime Video members across Latin America. We know our audiences are going to love the new and exciting Lionsgate releases exclusively joining our service.”

“We’re thrilled to enter into this strategic agreement with Amazon Prime Video, a leading global on-demand entertainment service,” said Lionsgate’s president of international television and digital distribution, Peter Iacono. “The complementary strengths of Amazon and Lionsgate, including the innovation of the Prime Video service and the premium quality of Lionsgate content, set this deal apart. Amazon Prime is growing the segment, and we’re excited by this opportunity to grow with them.”

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