Amazon Prime Video has inked a pair of deals with Warner Bros. Discovery and Sony to bolster its programming in premium titles in France.
From Warner Bros. The deal with Discovery comes from France-based Warner Bros. Prime Video. Discovery will give rights to the exclusive TV series First Window, which includes “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” season 1 of “Sex Lives of College Girls,” the first two seasons of Ava DuVernay’s miniseries “DMZ” and “Peacemaker.”
Also part of the deal are the library’s TV titles, on a non-exclusive basis. These are “Relics” (seasons 1 to 3), “Pretty Little Liars”, “Fringe”, “One Tree Hill”, “The Original” and “Shame”.
The deal was closed by Prime Video’s content group under the new leadership of Sahar Bagher in France. The executive joined Prime Video in 2018 as head of business development for France and the MENA region. She then became Head of International Business Development. Most recently, she led the EMEA programming strategy at Amazon Studios.
The deal with Warner Bros. Discovery, which is set to begin at the end of the year, will not begin until 2024, following the company’s announcement that it will combine Discovery+ and HBO Max in France as a standalone streaming service. The exact date of their release has not been announced. Warner Bros. After establishing France as a key European market, Discovery has developed a number of original dramas that are not part of its deal with Prime Video.
“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” co-created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsey Calhoun Bringing, premiered on HBO Max in the US in July. The show is set in Millwood, a blue-collar town still healing from the tragic events that happened 20 years ago.
“The Sex Lives of College Girls,” created by Emmy-nominated writer-producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, follows four college mates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College.
“DMZ” is a dystopian miniseries created by Roberto Patino and directed by DuVernay and Ernest Dickerson. Directed by Rosario Dawson and Benjamin Bratt, the show premiered on HBO Max in the United States in March. Set in the recent past, the “DMZ” takes place in the United States, which is embroiled in a bitter civil war. The series is based on a DC character story created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli.
“Peacemaker” Created by James Gunn, it stars John Cena as a vain man. The DC series expands the world created in “Suicide Squad.”
Amazon Prime Video has closed a deal with Sony Pictures in France for second-window subscription rights to theatrical film releases. Prime Video can access Sony Pictures’ best titles 17 months after their theatrical release following the original subscription window under France’s strict window rules.
Pictures that are part of the deal include major franchise films such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” and “Morbius.” The deal includes major films such as “The Sequel” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” Sony Pictures’ family movies set for release in France on Prime Video, including “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” and French films such as “Operation Portugal” and “Une Sirène à Paris.” The first titles from Sony Pictures will be available on Prime Video in France from the end of the year.