Earlier this week, Universal and Peacock announced that Universal new releases will stream exclusively on Peacock after leaving theaters, starting in 2022. Now, Amazon has shared that it has entered into an agreement that will bring those titles exclusively to Prime Video after four months on Peacock and before moving back to Peacock.
Upcoming titles that will be available on Amazon Prime Video after leaving theaters and streaming exclusively on Peacock for four months include Jurassic World: Dominion, The 355, and Ambulance. Prime Video will also gain SVOD rights to Universal’s slate of animated movies including Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru and DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and The Bad Guys. Additional past Universal titles will also become available to Prime members including the Jurassic Park movies, Love Actually, Get Out, and the Fast & Furious franchise.
“We know Prime members love movies and this new deal with UFEG will deliver some of the best films available for our customers,” said Brad Beale, Prime Video vice president of worldwide content licensing. “This new slate of UFEG films, including exciting upcoming releases such as Jurassic World: Dominion, The 355, and Ambulance will continue to build upon Prime Video’s catalog and delight Prime members, all at no additional cost to their membership.”
In addition to the movies streaming on Prime Video, Amazon made a deal that will give IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, titles from Universal’s 2020-2021 theatrical slate, along with a package of animated titles.
“Recognizing that all parties would benefit from a modernized windowing structure, this new agreement allows Prime Video and IMDb TV to benefit from UFEG’s vast library and diverse content like never before,” said Peter Levinsohn, vice chairman and chief distribution officer, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We’re thrilled to team up with Amazon to deliver our titles to its customers. This agreement further delivers on our distribution strategy to monetize our unparalleled movie library across multiple services, while offering customers the most choice, control and flexibility in how, when and where they watch films.”