Amazon verstärkt Prime Video mit MGM Acquisition
May 26, 2021 -
Der E-Commerce Riese Amazon hat einen Vertrag zum Kauf der 97-Jahre alten MGM Studions abgeschlossen. Amazon zahlt um 40% mehr als andere potentielle Käufer wie Apple und Comcast für angemessen hielten.
Amazon is to buy the famous MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) movie studio for $8.45bn, giving it access to a large back catalogue of movies – although the MGM production lot and pre-1986 film library were sold off years ago.
The deal will boost Prime Video's content with around 17,000 television shows and 4,000 feature films, including the Rocky franchise and all the James Bond movies.
Additionally, it is expected that some of MGM's intellectual properties will be adapted into serialised streaming shows, unique to Amazon's platform. Although, don't expect to see a James Bond streaming show anytime soon.
Barbara Broccoli and her brother, Michael G. Wilson retain creative control over Bond despite the sale, deciding whether TV spin-offs get made or not – so far they have denied all such requests.