It’s a good move that Amazon Prime Video France just made. The streaming service has just entered into two agreements with the studios Warner Bros. Discovery and Sony to broadcast more of their films and series.
Peacemaker and Spider Man in the bag
In detail, Prime Video France has finished with Warner Bros. Discovery an agreement that will allow it to broadcast in France and in the first window the group’s exclusive series such as Peacemaker, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, DMZ and College Girls’ Sex Lives. In addition, the streaming service collects non-exclusive series Shameless, One Tree Hill, fringes, pretty little liars and The original.
Note, the broadcast of Warner Bros. Discovery, formerly called HBO Max, has been put on hold and was finally set to take place in France in 2024.
As part of another deal, this time with Sony, the French division of Amazon Prime Video has acquired the second window broadcast rights (after 17 months) of the best titles in the Japanese company’s catalog. In the lot, the blockbusters Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted, Married 2, Morbius or Ghostbusters: Afterlife. These films should be available on the platform from the end of the year.
As a reminder, Amazon purchased the historic MGM studio in May 2021 for nearly $8.5 billion. An impressive acquisition that expands Prime Video’s catalog a bit more with 4,000 movies and 17,000 episodes of series, including franchises James Bond and rocky. These multiple deals should allow Amazon Prime Video to catch up with Netflix and Disney+ in terms of content.