Amazon agrees deal to buy James Bond maker MGM for $8.45bn

Amazon has agreed to buy film studio MGM for $8.45bn, the two companies said in a statement.

The deal brings together “nearly a century of filmmaking history” at MGM with Amazon Studios, which makes films and TV series for customers of its Prime subscription service, they said.

“Amazon will help preserve MGM’s heritage and catalogue of films, and provide customers with greater access to these existing works,” the statement added.

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