LOVEFiLM links up with Twentieth Century Fox in multi-year content deal

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 26-06-2012

Amazon UK subsidiary LOVEFiLM has inked a major multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution giving its members second pay-TV window access to recent and forthcoming films movies and TV series.

The deal is the latest in a series of deals that LOVEFiLM has struck with major content vendors over the last twelve months—such as Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Entertainment One, STUDIOCANAL, Disney, ABC, BBC and ITV—as it face s strong completion from leading over the top providers (OTT) in particular Netflix.

Under the terms of the new agreement with Twentieth Century Fox, which commences with titles theatrically released in the UK in 2011, films will be made available to subscribers to the LOVEFiLM service from March 2013. TV titles from Twentieth Century Fox's television library, available from July 2012, will include early seasons of motorcycle drama 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 access content on a variety of platforms including PC, Mac or via Sony PlayStation3 (PS3), Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad and a range of connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.

Commented LOVEFiLM MD Jim Buckle: "It feels great to announce another major studio deal for LOVEFiLM. Twentieth Century Fox is one of the world's leading studios, known across the globe for creating fantastic, iconic content. 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."