Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant VideoBy: Josh Wolford - October 22, 2013
Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video.
The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the HISTORY channel earlier this year, available to stream for free for all Prime customers.
Vikings saw some success in the ratings, and was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season.
“We’re excited that Prime Instant Video is now the video subscription home of Vikings, a series we know our customers love in both the U.S. and abroad,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a collection of great MGM films, along with Vikings, is an example of how we’re continuously working to offer our Prime members some of the best content available anywhere.”
As he said – the films. Amazon says that “a number” of MGM films are now available to stream for free, including classics like Fargo, Platoon, Annie Hall, and Hoosiers.
“MGM is thrilled to further our relationship with Amazon by offering the epic series Vikings, as well as titles from MGM’s library with Amazon Prime members,” said John Bryan, President, Domestic Television Distribution, MGM. “We are always looking for opportunities to bring our content to new audiences in innovative ways, which is exactly what this partnership delivers.”
Last year, a deal between Amazon and MGM brought a ton of classic movies to the Prime Instant Video service.
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