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Reports: Amazon in talks to acquire MGM in $9bn deal

MGM's library includes the likes of The Handmaid's Tale, Stargate, and the James Bond movies.

Published onMay 18, 2021

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  • Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire MGM in a deal that could be worth $9 billion.
  • The deal would see Prime Video potentially gaining a ton of content.

Amazon has been pushing Prime Video hard in recent years, expanding to a variety of new locales and coughing up top dollar for new content. Now, it looks like the company is ready to make a big acquisition to bolster its video streaming service.

Variety reports that Amazon is in talks to acquire media company MGM for roughly $9 billion, citing “industry sources.” The deal is apparently being led by Amazon senior vice-president for Amazon Studios and Prime Video Mike Hopkins and MGM board chairman Kevin Ulrich.

This isn’t the only outlet to cover a potential deal between the two companies this week, as The Information (paywall) also reported on a potential acquisition yesterday. The publication claims that a deal could cost between $7 billion and $10 billion.

Amazon would gain plenty of content by acquiring MGM, as the company’s library includes movies like the James Bond franchise, Rocky/Creed, and The Hobbit franchise. It also has loads of TV shows in its library, including The Handmaid’s Tale, the Stargate franchise, Vikings, SurVivor, and more.

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