LoveFilm and StudioCanal sign European content deal

LoveFilm and StudioCanal have signed a long-term deal in the UK and Germany giving LoveFilm members access to new and library StudioCanal films for a 12-month window.

UK and German members of LoveFilm will be able to stream all of StudioCanal's latest and future releases, through the LoveFilm Player, either on the PC, via in-home connected living room devices, or on the PlayStation 3.

LoveFilm will also partner with StudioCanal to support its UK and German titles from early stage production; including additional distribution support through theatrical, home video and streaming on-demand releases.

Simon Calver, CEO of LOVEFiLM, said: "We have been pioneers of DVD rental since we launched our rental-by-post service and are now leading the way in streaming content directly into the living room. This deal is in line with our strategy to have the best content available across as many different devices as possible and I am delighted to say that LoveFilm will be the only place that film fans can exclusively stream new Studio Canal movies."

Olivier Courson, Chairman and CEO of StudioCanal, added: "We are thrilled with our partnership with LOVEFiLM in the UK and Germany and look forward to providing the service with a range of world-class StudioCanal productions from the US, UK and Germany. This deal perfectly complements our digital strategy and further supports all areas of our expanding business in the UK and Germany."

LoveFilm has existing streaming content deals with Disney, eOne, Icon, Lionsgate, MGM and Warner Bros.

DTG Staff  |  28.09.2011

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