Amazon Prime Video launched on 14 December 2016 across 200 countries, including India. At the launch in India, Amazon Prime Video announced 17 Originals. Things were in motion before the launch. The company was in talks with production houses and directors for original content in India beginning July 2016. Here's a timeline of Amazon Prime Video India's content partnership tie-ups. 28 July 2016: Vishal Bharadwaj and Vidhu Vinod Chopra are roped in by Amazon to create original web-shows. 5 August 2016: It signs up Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani-owned Excel Media and Entertainment for its first show called Power Play, based on cricket and showbiz. The show was expected to premier on 16 August 2016. It is still unclear when it will hit Amazon Prime Video. 19 September 2016: It signs a content deal with Mukesh Bhatt-owned Vishesh Films for movies and TV series. The deal gave Amazon exclusive digital access to Vishesh Films’ entire catalogue including Raaz Reboot, Aashiqui 2, Jannat, Murder etc., and other upcoming films. 26 September 2016: The company enters into a long term agreement with Dharma Productions and began streaming films and upcoming releases from the production including recent releases like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ok Jaanu, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor & Sons, Brothers, Shaandaar, Gori Tere Pyar Mein, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Student of the Year, Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Agneepath. 28 September 2016: Amazon signs a long term content licensing partnership with T-Series exclusive to Amazon Prime Video in India. Interestingly, Amazon said that the films will be available for streaming online before their…
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