MGM now officially belongs to Amazon

jsilva

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In brief: Amazon's acquisition of MGM has finally been completed. So from now on, MGM's 4,000 movies, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards now "belong" to Amazon and will probably be introduced to Amazon Prime Video soon.

Amazon announced it would purchase MGM in 2021 for $8.45 billion, but like most acquisitions from big companies, they need to be reviewed by FTC. Rumor was the authority would challenge the deal, but almost a year has passed since the announcement, and nothing happened.

Earlier this month, a separate report claimed Amazon had sent all the necessary data to FTC so they could evaluate the acquisition. Moreover, it informed the agency that it would close the deal with MGM in mid-March, even if the FTC didn't respond within the deadline.

Amazon kept its word and announced the deal to buy MGM was complete, introducing the nearly century-old media company to Amazon Studios. As a result, MGM's vast lineup of movies like Thelma & Louise, The Silence of the Lambs, The Magnificent Seven, Raging Bull, and older classics will soon be integrated into Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, long-running franchises such as James Bond, Rocky, and others, will eventually become available.

"MGM has a nearly century-long legacy of producing exceptional entertainment, and we share their commitment to delivering a broad slate of original films and television shows to a global audience," said Mike Hopkins, SVP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios. "We welcome MGM employees, creators, and talent to Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and we look forward to working together to create even more opportunities to deliver quality storytelling to our customers."

Amazon's acquisition of MGM will surely expand its Prime Video lineup, but the tech giant isn't the only one pulling more content to its platform. Less than a year ago, WarnerMedia announced it would merge with Discovery to create a new global entertainment company. For now, HBO Max (Warner) and Discovery+ are still two separate apps, but once the merger closes, the two will combine into a massive streaming service.

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m4a4

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The only one I saw beginning to end was Universe, which I liked a lot.
But yeah, I have heard that recent attempts were......lacking.
Universe was awesome and like you, the only one I watched.

A shame it was cut short.
I've watched all of them through (except that low-budget most recent one; too cringy).
Universe was fine, but it left out a main part of what made Stargate Stargate (not taking itself too seriously). Changed the tone chasing after a different audience.

I'm hoping they can capture some of the spark that made SG1 great. Though, in Hollywood's current climate, I don't have high hopes...
 

kapital98

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Since all the tv networks went "woke" the old JB movies you never see on tv.
I've got most of them downloaded anyway.

Outside of a handful of classics, people don't really want to see the lesser known Bond films (especially the ones without Connery, Moore, or Brosnan). It's not exactly like "Dr. No" was some classic film.
 

wiyosaya

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I've watched all of them through (except that low-budget most recent one; too cringy).
Universe was fine, but it left out a main part of what made Stargate Stargate (not taking itself too seriously). Changed the tone chasing after a different audience.

I'm hoping they can capture some of the spark that made SG1 great. Though, in Hollywood's current climate, I don't have high hopes...
After watching SG-1 and Atlantis, when I first started watching Universe, I did not like it. Then I realized that it was based around people experiencing the equivalent of PTSD. Once I understood that, I understood the reasons for the path of the story. For me, looking at it that way made perfect sense, and then I realized just how good it is.

IMO, It would be cool to see them pick it up again, somehow, after all the characters are in between galaxies ATM. :laughing:
 

scavengerspc

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LOL God I hope not... but that is the direction this world is headed.
But progress is always better than regression. So even though half of what can be considered "woke" is whiny, it's still better than 100% of the sleepy regressive right.
Not to mention that even the part of the "woke" movement that makes even me cringe, still sells.