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Amazon invests millions for rights of 'The Lord of the Rings'

12:38 PM | 14 Nov, 2017
Amazon invests millions for rights of 'The Lord of the Rings'
WASHINGTON -  Amazon Inc has bought the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings as the online store is bringing the classic fantasy novel series to the small screen with a streaming series based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The series will be a prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien book "The Fellowship of the Ring," and is based on new storylines which will be available for Amazon Prime members.

New Line Cinema, which distributed the film trilogy, the Tolkien Estate and Trust, and publisher Harper Collins will work with Amazon to produce the television series.

Amazon did not say how much it was paying for the rights but a report said: "Amazon paid close to $250 million just for the rights without any production costs".

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a Twitter post “Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth,”.

https://twitter.com/JeffBezos/status/930134795304148992

Three movies made of the trilogy in the early 2000s, filmed in New Zealand and based on Tolkien’s novels, garnered nearly $3 billion at the box office and 17 Oscar Awards.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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