LOVEFiLM expands content proposition with Sony Pictures Television

Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 21-12-2011

In the latest of a series of moves expanding its online video content proposition, LOVEFiLM has signed a major multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Under the terms of the deal, from June 2012 LOVEFiLM members in the UK will have exclusive streaming access to new and forthcoming Sony Pictures titles during the second subscription pay-TV window, as well as catalogue titles and TV series. LOVEFiLM members will be able to exclusively stream Sony Pictures titles including The Social Network; Salt, starring Angelina Jolie; and 2012 via LOVEFiLM Instant at no extra cost and as part of their existing subscription.
LOVEFiLM members will have exclusive streaming access during this pay window to a host of future releases from Sony Pictures. The deal will also see Sony Pictures' recent and forthcoming releases, catalogue titles and TV series added to the LOVEFiLM Instant service - available on the PC or via Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad and other connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.
The move comes only weeks after the company signed a similar deal with Warner Bros whereby Warner’s most recent and forthcoming film releases will be added to LOVEFiLM's Watch Online service through the LOVEFiLM Player. Other recent deals have been done with Entertainment One, STUDIOCANAL, Disney, Momentum and Lionsgate.
Commenting on the deal, Simon Calver, Chief Executive of Amazon's LOVEFiLM, said: "Our latest major content agreement means we'll be able to exclusively offer our members world-class content from Sony Pictures. The number of recent high profile deals we have secured means we are able to keep expanding the service, offering our members high quality films and TV and the ability to watch as much as they want for one low monthly price."