Amazon Prime Video India the subscription based OTT platform and Lionsgate an entertainment and media company, recently announced a long-term exclusive deal that will offer Lionsgate's top acclaimed films, television episodes and upcoming new releases.
Movies like La La Land, Deepwater Horizon, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and upcoming 2017 releases Power Rangers, The Shack and others will also be exclusively available only to Amazon Prime Video members, and will not be available on satellite or pay television. Rohit Tiwari at Morris Street Advisors, which represents Lionsgate in India, negotiated and closed the deal.
Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head, Amazon Prime Video India, says in a press release, "It is awesome that Lionsgate has partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring its original, daring and highly acclaimed content to Indian customers. We know our Prime members are going to absolutely love the selection of award-winning films, indelible characters and unforgettable stories from edge-of-the-seat thrillers to spectacular action to heartfelt drama - in true Lionsgate style. Their prestigious and prolific library of motion picture and television titles is sure to produce sizable viewership for us."
Jim Packer, president worldwide TV and digital distribution, Lionsgate, says in a press release, "Our collaboration with Amazon Prime Video India is the latest example of our commitment to bring world-class, award-winning movies and television series to the Indian market and its viewers. We're very pleased to partner with Amazon as they continue to transform the face of entertainment in India and bring our premium film and television content to their viewers."
Hit movie franchises like The Twilight Saga, the Saw series, Red and Step Up 5 along with worldwide hit TV series such as Nashville, The Royals, Graves amongst others will have their exclusive subscription streaming home on Amazon Prime Video. In addition, series such as the Mad Men and Anger Management are included in the deal.