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Amazon MGM

Amazon set to acquire MGM for $8.45 billion

May 26th, 2021

Amazon’s string of high-profile acquisitions continues this week, as the company announced in a press release on Wednesday morning that it will purchase MGM for $8.45 billion. This will be the second-largest acquisition Amazon has made — the retailer paid $13.7 billion for Whole Foods — and gives the company control over some of the …

Apple TV Plus

Apple is working on a massive acquisition that would be a game-changer

January 28th, 2020

Apple’s streaming video service Apple TV+ has been live for almost three months now, a span of time during which the iPhone maker has spawned a handful of exclusive shows — part of its stated goal of curation rather than amassing a Netflix-style ocean of content — as well as critically acclaimed, award-winning fare. Among …

Apple in talks to stream EPIX films to Apple TV

April 28th, 2012

Apple is reportedly in talks to stream films owned by EPIX — a joint venture among Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Lionsgate — across a variety of devices, including the long-anticipated iTV, according to a report from Reuters. Two people with knowledge of the negotiations told the publication that the talks are in the preliminary stages …

New deal brings 600 MGM movies to Android and YouTube

April 16th, 2012

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Google have come to an agreement to offer 600 movies for rent through YouTube and the Google Play marketplace for users in the U.S. and Canada. “Thanks to MGM, you’ll be able to join in this trend and grab its movies online and on the go,” the company said in a blog post on Monday. …