Amazon buys MGM

Amazon buys MGM

Amazon last week completed the acquisition of MGM, that is now joining Prime Video and Amazon Studios. MGM has over 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards.

“MGM has a nearly century-long legacy of producing exceptional entertainment, and we share their commitment to delivering a broad slate of original films and television shows to a global audience,” said Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “We welcome MGM employees, creators, and talent to Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and we look forward to working together to create even more opportunities to deliver quality storytelling to our customers.”

Amazon paid $8.5 Billion for MGM. The European Commission has approved unconditionally the deal, as it has considered the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area.

MGM is a US based company which is active in the production and distribution of AV content in the EEA and globally. MGM also offers a wholesale channel, MGM+, in a number of EEA jurisdictions via retail distributors Prime Video, Zattoo, and Mediaset.

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