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June 26, 2012

Lovefilm signs multi-year content deal with 20th Century Fox Television

The new agreement will enable Lovefilm members to access the recent and upcoming Fox movies and TV series

By CBR Staff Writer

Amazon’s European online film and TV subscription service, Lovefilm has signed a multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to give its members streaming access to recent and forthcoming movies and TV series.

The new deal will also offer subscription members on-demand access to the second pay TV window of Fox films which include studio’s library titles in addition to its extensive TV catalogue.

TV titles from Twentieth Century Fox’s television library includes early seasons of motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy and all seasons of 24, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, which will be available from July 2012.

Subscribers can avail films titles theatrically released in the UK in 2011 which can be accessible to subscribers as early as March 2013.

Amazon’s video-on-demand streaming service members will be able to enjoy the titles, on-demand as part of their subscription via the Lovefilm Instant service, which is available on the PC, Mac or via Sony Playstation3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad, Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.

Lovefilm said it will continue to rent Twentieth Century Fox titles on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-Ray 3D via its Lovefilm By Post service.

Commenting on the partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Lovefilm manging director Jim Buckle said, "This partnership will give LOVEFiLM members access to the studio’s huge range of recent movies and the opportunity to revisit some of the best American TV series produced in recent years."

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The deal follows company’s similar deals signed in past 12 months, including agreements with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Entertainment One, STUDIOCANAL, Disney, ABC, BBC and ITV to compete with Netflix’s six-month-old UK service.

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