Amazon Prime Video Picks Up Package from Russia’s Star Media


Star Media has licensed a package of 75 films and TV series to Amazon Prime Video, which will make the titles available in the U.S., among other markets.

In addition to Canada and the U.S., Star Media projects are now available in the U.K., Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India. Among the Star Media titles included in the deal are Freud’s Method, The Romanovs, Once Upon a Time in Odessa, Anna German, Under Military Law, Lermontov and Detective Anna.

Maria Gercishnikova, VP of sales and international projects at Star Media, said: “We receive a lot of positive feedback from English-speaking viewers of Amazon who are not at all discouraged by the fact that the films are produced and presented in Russian and have only English subtitles. In addition to English, we’re planning to launch Spanish-language content on the platform very soon.”