Amazon’s LOVEFiLM, and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have stuck a major multi-year content deal which will see members of the video on demand service accessing more movies and TV series.
LOVEFiLM members will have instant, exclusive on-demand access to what is known as the second pay television window of Twentieth Century Fox film content.
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The film deal starts with titles theatrically released in the UK in 2011, which will be made available to subscribers to the LOVEFiLM service in around March 2013. The deal will also provide access to older titles in the publisher’s back catalogue.
TV titles from Twentieth Century Fox’s television library, available from July 2012, will include early seasons of Sons of Anarchy and all seasons of 24, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
LOVEFiLM members will be able to watch via their subscription which is available on the PC, Mac or via Sony Playstation3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad as well as Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.
Though this is not exactly immediate access to the newest releases, the additional back-catalogue material will doubtless make the video on demand service more appealing. In the past 12 months, LOVEFiLM has worked out agreements with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Entertainment One, Studiocanal, Disney, ABC, BBC and ITV.
Amazon’s LOVEFiLM will continue to rent Twentieth Century Fox titles on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-Ray 3D via its LOVEFiLM By Post service. Though as reported earlier this year, LOVEFiLM’s online streaming service has already become more popular than its DVD rentals.
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