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Amazon to acquire MGM for $8.45 billion

By Cookie Monster - on 26 May 2021, 9:13pm

Amazon to acquire MGM for $8.45 billion

Amazon will be acquiring MGM for $8.45 billion.

In a news release, both companies announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Amazon will provide customers with greater access to MGM's catalog of more than 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows. 

“The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team. It’s very exciting and provides so many opportunities for high-quality storytelling.” - Mike Hopkins, Senior Vice President of Prime Video and Amazon Studios.

The acquisition of MGM will boost Amazon Prime's content library to compete better against Netflix and Disney+. 

Source: Amazon

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