Amazon Prime Video signs deal with Paramount to expand its Indian catalog
Amazon Prime Video is expanding its Indian catalog through a newly signed partnership with Paramount Global Content Distribution. The four main highlights of the deal include Paramount’s exclusive TV series, namely Star Trek: Discovery, The Stand, Mayor of Kingstown and the Yellowstone 1883 prequel series. The new content will be included in your general subscription, at no extra cost. . cost. Among these, the Star Trek: Discovery space set was previously available on Netflix in India, but was pulled from the platform ahead of the debut of season 4. This new deal brings all four seasons of the directed space odyssey by Sonequa Martin-Green to Prime Video and is set to serve as India’s destination when Season 5 premieres next year.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 was originally scheduled for release in early 2023, but was delayed to early 2024. Production on the final season wrapped in November 2022, but requires additional filming as Paramount plans to send the show in style. ‘ A first trailer was released last year, revealing that our crew is on the hunt for an ‘ancient power’ whose existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. “We are delighted to announce that a curated selection of Paramount Global content is available for streaming to Prime members in India at no additional cost,” said Manish Menghani, Director, Content Licensing, Prime Video India in a prepared statement. “The slate features a diverse mix of genres from fantasy and adventure to drama and sci-fi, with each show featuring a stellar cast.”
The mayor of Kingstown, led by Jeremy Renner, follows the McLusky family, power brokers who have kept the peace in the titular city for decades, acting as moderators between cops and street gangs. Created by Taylor Sheridan, only Season 1 is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.
Serving as a prequel to Yellowstone, 1883 captures the origin story of the Dutton family as they embark on a westward journey across the Great Plains in search of a better life.
Based on the eponymous 1978 novel by Stephen King, The Stand is set in an apocalyptic world decimated by plague, whose fate rests on the shoulders of a 108-year-old mother Abagail. The series stars Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård (The man from the north).
The deal also brings other popular shows such as Michael C. Hall-directed Californication Dexterstar of Julianna Margulies The good wifeNCIS, Blue Bloods, The Good Fight, Madam Secretary, Reign, The Great, Seal Team, Under the Dome, Munich Games and Parot.
Earlier this month, Amazon partnered with the Indian federal government to stream content from state-run studios and offer internships to students from government film institutes in a key market for the US e-commerce giant. . Amazon India will also introduce a “special feature” to promote all government recommended books and journals.
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