Lionsgate made the acquisition of the entertainment platform official eOne of Hasbrofor which he paid $375 million dollars.

With the purchase, Lionsgate will add more than 6,500 film and television titles to its catalog, thus becoming one of the most valued and diverse in the entertainment industry, also expanding its brands and franchises, and its presence in other markets such as Canada and the United Kingdom.

eOne is the production company behind the ABC series, The Rookiethe acclaimed Yellowjackets from Showtime, and Naked & Afraid de Discovery.

The acquisition also grants Lionsgate development rights to the popular brand Monopoly from Hasbro.

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer sent a statement to the media (via prnewswire):

The acquisition of eOne concludes a busy year in which we continued to execute our strategy of strengthening our studio business while preparing for the separation of Lionsgate and STARZ into independent companies.. As we carry out our integration planning, our analysis has reaffirmed our belief that eOne will be a valuable and highly rewarding addition to our business. We are pleased to welcome eOne's talented group of employees to our Lionsgate family.“.


The multiplayer board game with an economic theme involves players rolling two dice to move around the board, buying and exchanging properties and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents and aim to bankrupt them. Money can also be won or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards and tax boxes. Players receive a salary each time they pass “Go” and can end up in jail, from which they cannot leave until they have met one of three conditions.

There are house rules, hundreds of different editions, many derivatives and related media. Monopoly has become part of international popular culture, being locally licensed in over 103 countries and printed in over 37 languages. In 2015, the game was estimated to have sold 275 million copies worldwide. The original game was based on locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.

The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly: the dominance of a market by a single entity.


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