One of many advantages included with an Amazon Prime subscription is entry to streaming from a library of films and TV exhibits, similar to Netflix or Hulu. The acquisition probably implies that subscribers will likely be seeing much more, if not all, of MGM’s properties attain the platform, together with “The Hobbit” trilogy, “Stargate,” “Hannibal,” and naturally, the various entries of the beforehand talked about franchises similar to James Bond and Rocky.
Alternatively, it additionally would possibly imply that these motion pictures and exhibits won’t be on different platforms for for much longer, if Amazon decides to retain unique streaming rights to them. It is also attainable that we’d see extra Prime Originals, that includes characters or ideas from these properties, come on to the streaming service.
Nonetheless, it is also value noting that preexisting offers with sure properties will forestall Amazon from doing something it desires with a few of them. The 007 franchise, for example, has a much less clear-cut state of affairs concerning possession: the Broccoli household co-own James Bond, and have the ultimate say over all Bond developments (through Insider). So, for instance, Amazon would wish their approval in the event that they needed to have an upcoming 007 movie skip theaters and hit Prime Video immediately.
Nonetheless, it is an enormous improvement that can have unknown implications for future movies and TV exhibits for years to come back. With many extremely anticipated MGM motion pictures deliberate to launch this yr, together with “Candyman,” “The Addams Household 2” and “Home of Gucci,” we’ll simply must see whether or not Amazon’s buy impacts their launch.