Amazon Inks Deal for Starz, Lionsgate Shows for MGM+ U.K.


Amazon has entered into a strategic deal that delivers Lionsgate and Starz programming to MGM+ customers in the U.K.

The MGM-branded service will now offer series and movies from Lionsgate and Starz in the U.K. MGM+ in the U.K. will become the exclusive home to some of Starz’s most popular first-run TV series, including the complete Outlander franchise, Power Book IIV, BMF, The Serpent Queen, P-Valley and Hightown. Additionally, the MGM+ service will become the home to the library series The Great, Mad Men, Nashville and Weeds, as well as movies American Psycho, Reservoir Dogs, Saw and many more.

MGM+ previously closed deals with Lionsgate for Europe and Latin America.

Lionsgate+ subscribers who joined via Prime Video Channels in the U.K. will now gain access to the MGM service beginning in April. Later in May, the MGM service will be rebranded to MGM+ in the U.K. to align with the recent rebrand that occurred in Europe, Latin America and the U.S.

“The expansion of MGM+ in the United Kingdom further cements Amazon’s commitment to invest in and grow the MGM+ channel internationally, while enhancing the content offering available to subscribers,” said Josh McIvor, global general manager of MGM+.

“The addition of premium first-run TV franchises such as Outlander and Power, along with many blockbuster hit movies, will allow MGM+ to continue its evolution as a premium international streaming service,” noted Michael Katzer, head of MGM+ International.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with MGM+ to bring beloved films and television series to the service in the United Kingdom,” added Agapy Kapouranis, Lionsgate’s president of international television and digital distribution. “With the addition of the United Kingdom, Lionsgate and Starz content will now be available to MGM+ viewers in more than 20 countries around the world.”