Amazon and STX ink multi-year deal
James R | On 19, Jan 2020
Amazon has acquired the exclusive streaming rights for STX films in a new deal.
The multi-year, multi-territory output agreement makes Prime Video the exclusive streaming home for STX films in the UK and Italy, as well as France.
That means Prime members in the UK will be able to stream movies such as Hustlers, 21 Bridges, Bad Moms and Mile 22. In the UK, where STX distributes its films directly, the deal with Prime Video provides critical support for the studio’s plans to grow its slate. It also marks the first time a global streaming platform has entered into a multi-year all-rights slate deal in France, and sets a significant precedent in the market.
Building on recent successes such as Hustlers, I Feel Pretty and Den of Thieves, the deal with Prime Video provides critical support for the studio’s plans to grow its slate. The two companies have previously worked together in the territory on films such as 21 Bridges and Peppermint. STX’s predominantly mid-budget, star-driven movies align well with what Prime Video’s global customers are looking for.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Prime Video in such a meaningful way, putting together a truly unprecedented deal that reflects the value of our slate in a changing international marketplace,” says John Friedberg, President of STX international. “We look forward to growing our relationship with the team at Amazon in a variety of different ways.”
“Movies have always been popular with Prime members and we are excited to make STX films available on Prime Video in the UK, Italy and France,” adds Brad Beale, VP of Worldwide Content Licensing, Prime Video. “STX has a great track record of delivering entertaining films and we know our customers will love these movies.”