November 14, 2019
Amazon has struck a new deal with Lionsgate to be the U.K.’s first-window streaming home to the studio’s recently released and upcoming theatrical feature films.
The multiyear deal, which begins Jan. 1, will enable Prime members in the United Kingdom, or those subscribing to the monthly standalone Prime Video service offer, to access such Lionsgate hits titles as Angel Has Fallen, Rambo: Last Blood and Lionsgate U.K.’s The Personal History of David Copperfield. The agreement also encompasses upcoming Lionsgate films such as the Knives Out, the action epic Midway and Bombshell.
“We’re excited to be bringing Lionsgate’s slate of compelling movies to Prime Video,” Martin Backlund, head of content U.K. for Prime Video, said in a statement. “Our customers will be delighted that Lionsgate’s Hollywood and British blockbuster movies are coming to Prime Video.”
“We’re delighted to expand our longstanding relationship with Amazon to bring our films to their Prime Video service in the U.K.,” Lionsgate president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer said in a statement. “It is a great new collaboration with an important content partner in the worldwide arena, underscoring the breadth and depth of the Lionsgate slate.”