Amazon signs pact

LOS ANGELES: Amazon said on Friday it signed a multi-year content licensing agreement with the production company of renowned French filmmaker Luc Besson, marking something of a change of tack for the online giant. The deal makes Amazon the exclusive premium subscription streaming platform for EuropaCorp’s theatrical box office releases, a spokeswoman for Amazon said. The films will come to Prime Video several months after their release in theatres, the spokeswoman said, with action thriller ‘The Transporter Refuelled’ to be the first one. It is expected to be followed by the psychological thriller ‘Shut In’ starring Naomi Watts and ‘Nine Lives’, a comedy featuring Kevin Spacey.