Thursday, 22 December 2011
The milestone agreement with Sony Pictures Television is the latest in a line of exclusive content deals announced, including deals with Warner Bros., Entertainment One, STUDIOCANAL, Disney, Momentum and Lionsgate.
LOVEFiLM members will be able to exclusively stream Sony Pictures titles including the Academy Award winning The Social Network, action-thriller Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, and sci-fi action blockbuster 2012 via LOVEFiLM Instant at no extra cost and as part of their existing subscription.
The deal will also further bolster LOVEFiLM’s extensive range of kids TV titles with modern cult, animation favourites like Transformers, Spectacular Spider-Man and The Karate Kid – adding a raft of series to existing LOVEFiLM catalogue titles like Pingu, Wallace & Gromit and Fireman Sam.
The deal will 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 a growing number of Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
You can also expect to see LOVEFiLM trending on Twitter alongside Xbox around the same time - when we launched on PS3 we were a top trend for the entire day. If you planned to use your social media profiles to gain interest you should consider being part of this buzz.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Millions of users will now be able to watch instantly on their Xbox 360 with LOVEFiLM offering thousands of titles to watch via the app, this currently includes Red, Happy Feet, Splice, The Losers, Twilight: Eclipse and The Ghost.
Exclusive content coming up includes Liam Neeson in Unknown and the thriller Source Code, plus lots of films for kids this Christmas, so you will not be struggling for something to watch.
Friday, 2 December 2011
What does this mean for affiliates?
This addition to our service is another selling point that can increase click through and conversion, meaning you can increase your earnings. Every time we add a new feature it enhances the offer and increases the appeal of LOVEFiLM to a wider audience.
Affiliates should update their copy when talking about LOVEFiLM. The key area to update would be the bullet points that design our service in concise detail:
LOVEFiLM gives you:
* Britain's largest range of films and games - 70,000 titles and counting
* FREE first class post for DVD, Blu-ray & Games rental
* Thousands of films to watch instantly to your PC, Smart TV, PS3™, iPad® and now Xbox 360® at no extra cost
* No long term contracts - cancel anytime
More information on the Xbox 360 app
Millions of users will now be able to watch instantly with LOVEFiLM offering thousands of titles to watch instantly via the app, such as Red, Happy Feet, Splice, The Losers, Twilight: Eclipse and The Ghost.
Exclusive content coming up includes Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, and thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, plus many more great films like The Hangover, The Dark Knight and lots of films for kids this Christmas.
With Kinect for Xbox 360, users have the ability to effortlessly control the LOVEFiLM Player App through motion, gestures and voice commands. This interactivity will revolutionise the way film fans manage their movie selection and engage with LOVEFiLM.
The Xbox service comes at no extra cost to our customers. Sign up for a normal FREE trial and you will get your usual range of 70,000 titles on DVD, Blu-ray and games, as well as access to watch online via your Xbox 360 (or your iPad, PS3, laptop etc)
Affiliate Giveaway - Want a FREE Xbox 360?
To celebrate this news we are giving away some free Xbox consoles. To be in with a chance of winning one all you need to do is update any content about LOVEFiLM and create special features and just in general promote all the great news. Send all examples of your promotional pages/emails/social media to us here and we will pick winners at the end of December
News the Xbox launch can be found at ITProPortal, Eurogamer and on our corporate site
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Features of the app:
Watch Movie Trailers on the move - From blockbusters to hidden gems, you can now watch trailers for upcoming movies and loads more.
Manage your LOVEFiLM account on the move - You can view your rental list and add, remove and re-prioritise titles.
Search and browse our catalogue of 70,000 titles - Search by title, actor or director, or browse titles by genre or hot lists.
A summary of the press release:
LOVEFiLM and STUDIOCANAL have signed an exclusive long-term deal in the UK and Germany giving LOVEFiLM members access to the portfolio of new and library movies from the leading international film distributor for a 12-month window.
Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, and thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will be among the first titles available in the UK and Germany from this Autumn. Future films will include the critically acclaimed, No.1 British thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and horror flick Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark produced by Guillermo del Toro. In addition, members will be able to stream titles from STUDIOCANAL’s library – one of the most comprehensive film catalogues in the world – including the Oscar winning war drama The Pianist, Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and critically acclaimed psychological thriller Mulholland Drive.
LOVEFiLM was acquired by Amazon in February 2011 and has major streaming content deals in place with Disney, eOne, Icon, Lionsgate, MGM, Warner Bros and STUDIOCANAL.
We have signed a deal with Warner Bros to stream their great range of films online and to devices such as PS3, iPad and Xbox 360 via our apps.
Movies exclusively available at the start of the deal in December will include The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Gran Torino and Sex and the City 2. And, in the coming months and years, LOVEFiLM customers, who subscribe to streaming as part of their package, will be able to instantly watch a regular flow of Warner Bros.' recent movies.
Affiliates will benefit as we highlight the ease of use for our watch instantly options in TV advertising and online creative. Get in touch if you need to know more.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The group have teamed up with Amazon UK and LoveFilm to give fans an exclusive preview of their Progress Live DVD, which is set for release on November 21.You can watch it here, starts at 1:30 today
Monday, 31 October 2011
Affiliates should be aware of some great news, LOVEFiLM has reduced the price of our top package to help you increase your traffic conversion. Please use the following copy when you talk about our service in the run up to Christmas:
LOVEFiLM - Never a better time to join
There has never been a better time to join LOVEFiLM. LOVEFiLM is all about great value entertainment from the comfort of your own home and the most popular package with access to Unlimited film has just been reduced by nearly 25% from £13.27 to £9.99 per month. Join today and you can get a FREE trial before Christmas!
The new £9.99 package gives you Unlimited films to rent with 2 discs at home and Unlimited access to the LOVEFiLM Instant service. The Instant service has been a huge success for LOVEFiLM and means you can watch unlimited movies on PS3TM, Internet TV and now the iPadR. How many times do you find there is nothing worth watching on the TV? With LOVEFiLM’s Instant service, they will recommend a handful of titles from the moment you switch it on, or you can pick whichever film you want and simply click Play, Pause and Rewind – it’s like TV tailored to you.
Enjoy cosy nights in this winter with films like RED, Mr Nice and The Ghost with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor to watch instantly. Some films for all ages are about to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray including X-Men: First Class, Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part 2. There has never been a better time to join LOVEFiLM, start your FREE trial today.
Plus you may have seen the announcement from Xbox recently. The LOVEFiLM Instant service is about to be launched on Xbox. If you have an Xbox at home, sign up to LOVEFiLM now so that you don’t have to wait when the service is launched ahead of Christmas.
Monday, 24 October 2011
The full list of titles can be found here, but highlights include:
The Exorcist - The Version You've Never Seen
With a remastered soundtrack including new sound effects and new music along with never-before-seen restored footage, THE EXORCIST: THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN pays tribute to this terrifying film, originally released on Christmas Day in 1973.
The Twilight Saga - Eclipse
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger
Dead Snow (a personal favourite)
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of teenagers, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
The silent horror classic made on location in the Baltics in the 1920s.
Trick 'R Treat
Prolific director Bryan Singer takes a turn towards horror as the producer of this Halloween shocker directed by X2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS screenwriter Mike Dougherty
Evil Dead 2 - Dead by Dawn
This high-octane semi-sequel to Sam Raimi's cult hit The Evil Dead has nearly eclipsed its predecessor's reputation thanks to an endless barrage of hyperkinetic camera acrobatics, rapid-fire editing and splatstick gore effects
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Monday, 10 October 2011
LOVEFiLM is proud to announce the LOVEFiLM App is now available on the iPad. The App allows users to instantly watch, pause, fast-forward and rewind their movie stream, view trailers and add to their DVD rental list on the go.
Subscribers can instantly watch titles from leading and independent studios such as Colin Firth’s A Single Man, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the critically acclaimed drama The Wrestler, and access exclusive movies such as the global phenomenon The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and RED starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren.
Since the original press release the app hit number 1 on the iPad App chart for a week, and I have to say it looks amazing.
For the full press release head here, but a summary of the announcement:
Microsoft and LOVEFiLM have today announced a partnership that will make LOVEFiLM part of the next generation of TV entertainment, bringing the service to millions of Xbox 360 users across the UK and Germany.
The agreement between the two leading home entertainment companies sees LOVEFiLM become an official Xbox LIVE integrated film service provider and is the next step in LOVEFiLM’s strategy for multi-platform delivery – offering streaming on the LOVEFiLM Player, through the PC, iPad®, in-home connected living room devices, PlayStation®3 and, now Xbox 360.
UK and German LOVEFiLM members will be able to instantly stream thousands of titles from major studios and independents, in addition to the rental by post service. Exclusive content available to stream includes the global phenomenon The Twilight Saga, Unknown, starring Liam Neeson and thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal – to name a few.
With Kinect for Xbox 360, user interaction will be made more personal and intuitive, with the ability to effortlessly control the LOVEFiLM Player App through motion, gestures and voice commands. This interactivity will revolutionise the way film fans manage their movie selection and engage with LOVEFiLM.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Pretty good timing with New Moon out in the cinema in November and our Exclusive trailer proving very popular. The Twilight series is massive, so a flagship title to promote.
If you are not a Twilight fan there are many other films, such as the awesome Red that will be available. This is one of the best films I've seen this year in terms of pure fun and action.
So a couple of great films to talk about to promote our service. We will be setting up some new email creative and pages but get in touch if you have any ideas.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
LoveFilm is to launch a raft of interactive features as part of its sponsorship of next month’s London Film Festival.
During the 55th annual festival (12th-27th October), LoveFilm, Europe’s largest film and TV subscription service, will produce daily video diaries, exclusive access to talent and reviews of all the major films showing.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
The key highlight - 67% of those that trialled the LOVEFiLM streaming went on to use the service more than twice - making us the most successful service in terms of repeat viewing. This was much better than Sky Player, iTunes, Sky Movies Box Office and Blink Box among several other big name brands.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
LOVEFiLM are pleased to announce that we are growing and we would like to share the success with our partners, that is why we have made a few changes that will help affiliates promote the brand more effectively, increase conversion rates and generate more sign ups.... hence earning more MONEY, please see more details below:
- New affiliate and email manager just joined the LOVEFiLM Team – welcome Elena Magana!! Please do get in touch to discuss new ways or ideas to improve your performance in the LOVEFiLM programme or if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
- New voucher promotions available for affiliates to pick up and increase conversion and sales: Customers sign up to LOVEFiLM – get a free 30 day trial and a £10 off voucher in a high number of well-known online retailers… Do not miss out!!
- New banner creative available to help you promote the programme more effectively
- Please remember how brilliant online streaming is….LOVEFiLM offer its customers the opportunity to take advantage of online streaming on site with more than 6000 titles available and big new releases every week.