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  • Challenging Amazon, Netflix Debuts £5.99 Video Streaming Service In UK, Ireland

    Challenging Amazon, Netflix Debuts £5.99 Video Streaming Service In UK, Ireland

    Netflix has made its debut in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, just like they promised, having worked out video content licensing deals with the likes of BBC Worldwide and MGM. Users in the UK and Ireland can now subscribe to Netflix to watch available content on their connected TVs, computers, tablets, game consoles and mobile devices. In the UK, Netflix will be bumping heads with… Read More

  • Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Hits The Xbox 360 Tomorrow Complete With Magical Kinect Controls

    Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Hits The Xbox 360 Tomorrow Complete With Magical Kinect Controls

    Amazon took full control of Europe’s largest movie and TV subscription service earlier this year and now, starting tomorrow, LOVEFiLM will hit LIVE-enabled Xbox 360 systems. This brings thousands of streaming movies to Xbox LIVE subscribers including, wait for it, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Take that, Netflix! But alas, members of Team whatshisface need to be located within… Read More

  • Lovefilm gets its streaming hands on Disney

    In what is being billed as a first outside of the traditional Pay TV window, Amazon-owned Lovefilm has signed a streaming deal with Disney that covers both subscription-based streaming and pay-per-view digital rentals or ‘Transactional Video on Demand’ to use the correct industry term. In other words, just in time for the Easter holidays, the DVD in the post service is getting… Read More

  • Lovefilm extends its Internet-connected reach with support for Oregan's TV-friendly browser

    Lovefilm, the so-called ‘Netflix of Europe’, is continuing its expansion to Internet-connected televisions. The company, which was recently fully acquired by Amazon, is partnering with Oregan Networks, makers of the TV-friendly web browser Onyx. Read More

  • If Amazon got LoveFilm at a $312m valuation – who is buying the drinks tonight?

    With Amazon’s purchase of the remaining shares of European video streaming and rental business Lovefilm, comes a welcome exit for the latter’s long-suffering investors, many of whom have been invested in the company since it started way back in the early 2000s. Terms were not disclosed, but we have it on good authority that Lovefilm was valued at around $312 million (here in London… Read More

  • While LoveFilm mulls a sale, it signs another movie house for streaming service

    LoveFilm, currently the source of speculation over whether it is about to be sold to Amazon or not, has boosted its streaming content following an exclusive agreement with Icon Film Distribution. LoveFilm members will be able to access new releases from Icon through the sites media player. The deal means that Icon films not sen before on any subscription or TV movie service will be available… Read More

  • Lovefilm begins streaming to Germany

    Lovefilm, the Netflix-of-Europe, has rolled out its streaming service in Germany, albeit in Beta. Previously, Germans only had access to the DVD and Blu-ray rental via the post element of Lovefilm, but slowly but surely the company is growing its video-on-demand proposition. Subscribers of Lovefilm.de can now stream films to their PC as part of their subscription package. Content comes from… Read More

  • Official: Lovefilm comes to PlayStation 3

    Lovefilm, the European Netflix, has announced that its movie streaming service is coming to Sony’s PlayStation 3 games console. A YouTube video leak, quickly pulled, had been widely circulated in the blogosphere earlier this week so it comes as no surprise. It’s also in line with the ramping up of Lovefilm’s digital strategy as it, like Netflix in the States, slowly begins… Read More

  • Lovefilm, the Netflix-of-Europe, signs deal with Widevine to beef up multi-platform play

    Lovefilm, the Netflix-of-Europe, looks set to beef up its multi-platform play via a newly signed agreement with DRM and adaptive streaming technology provider Widevine. The deal will see the US-based company become Lovefilm’s “preferred provider of digital rights management and video optimisation solutions”, enabling the video subscription service to continue to break out… Read More

  • Lovefilm, The Netflix-Of-Europe, Signs Deal With Widevine For Multi-Platform Play

    Lovefilm, the Netflix-of-Europe, looks set to beef up its multi-platform play via a newly signed agreement with DRM and adaptive streaming technology provider Widevine. The deal will see the US-based company become Lovefilm’s “preferred provider of digital rights management and video optimisation solutions”, enabling the video subscription service to continue to break out… Read More