Black Sails

Source: MGM

‘Black Sails’

MGM is to relaunch its international streamer as MGM+ International with an expanded Lionsgate content package.

The service, which was originally available on Prime Video Channels as MGM, will relaunch under the Amazon-owned company’s US moniker MGM+ in key European countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands.

MGM+ International has been bolstered by a content deal secured with Lionsgate – MGM’s former co-parent company – which will give subscribers access to a collection of premium Lionsgate TV and Starz television series and films including the Power franchise, Black SailsBlack Mafia Family and Mad Men for no extra cost. The price for MGM+ International is €3.99 (£3.50) per month.

Amazon Prime subscribers can sign up for MGM+ International as a bolt-on via Prime Video Channels, while Lionsgate+ subscribers who signed up via Channels will also now have access to MGM+.

“Following the relaunch of MGM+ in the US at the start of the year, we have seen significant growth in subscribers,” said Chris Brearton, vice-president of Prime Video Studios Corporate Strategy. 

“Now MGM’s international streaming services will follow suit, and relaunch as MGM+ International in key countries where we are making further content investments to capitalize on the strength of the iconic brand and accelerate our growth as a premium international SVoD service.

“Our strategic deal with Lionsgate marks a further commitment to the MGM+ brand by Amazon. This newly acquired suite of Lionsgate programming will be added to the already rich catalogue of MGM movies available on the service in Europe.”

A version of this story first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.