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With new original content like movies and shows coming out regularly, Amazon’s in-house production company, Amazon Studios, is constantly growing. In the continuation of this growth trend, Amazon announced the acquisition of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) for an impressive $8.45 billion. The purchase of MGM by Amazon will bring thousands of film and TV titles under the company's umbrella. MGM’s catalog of movies includes favorites such as 12 Angry Men, Basic Instinct, James Bond, Rocky, and Tomb Raider, among others in the list of 4000 movies. Furthermore, the acquisition of MGM also brings 17,000 TV shows like Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Vikings, which “have collectively... Read more...
Amazon's newly formed original film and TV production arm, Amazon Studios, is wasting no time making a name for itself by announcing plans to shoot all 2014 full original series content, including comedies and dramas, in 4K Ultra HD. A year from now it might be easy to downplay such an announcement, but as it currently stands, we're at the very beginning of a mainstream transition from Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160, or 8.3 million pixels). Typically these kinds of shifts take a long time as hardware makers and content providers both wait for the other to make the first move. However, we've seen a number of 4K monitors and TVs enter the retail sector in the past several months,... Read more...