Lionsgate has announced that the streaming rights to acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men have landed with Amazon Prime Video, AMC, and Starzplay in a complicated, recently completed deal.
“Mad Men is an evergreen property whose appeal has continued to grow over the years, and we’re pleased to collaborate with a diverse alliance of exceptional partners to bring it to a global audience,” said Lionsgate president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer. “This comprehensive and multifaceted agreement brings together partners from every part of the content ecosystem, and it allows a whole new generation of fans to enjoy one of the greatest television series ever made, whether they’re reuniting with the show as an old friend or discovering Mad Men for the first time.”
Amazon and AMC will share the domestic SVOD rights to Mad Men, with Amazon-owned AVOD streamer IMDb TV, which recently greenlit a Leverage revival, launching the series Wednesday, July 15th. While there’s no word yet on Mad Men‘s domestic SVOD premiere date, Amazon and IMDb TV will carry the series exclusively through the summer; AMC will then get the series in October, when it will also begin re-airing the series in syndication on its linear network.
Amazon’s international streaming rights will be effective Friday, July 3rd in Europe, Australia, Latin America, and elsewhere; Wednesday, July 15th in Japan, Israel, Indonesia, and Thailand; Thursday, October 1st in Canada; and Sunday, November 1st in the Netherlands. Lionsgate-owned Starzplay will have international streaming rights to the series across Europe, Japan, and Latin America beginning Thursday, October 1st.
One of the most critically acclaimed series of all time, Mad Men put AMC on the map as a premier destination for original scripted content. During its 7-season, 192-episode run, the series became the first basic cable series to win Outstanding Drama at the Emmys, an honor it would take home four times. It would add 12 additional Emmys to its total, including one for star Jon Hamm, as well as five Golden Globes, a Peabody Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven TCA Awards, seven Writers Guild of America Awards, and seven AFI Awards, among many other accolades.
Mad Men was previously streaming at Netflix before leaving the streaming service in early June.