Thursday, 17 November 2011

An easier way to manage a LOVEFiLM account - new Android App

You can now download the new LOVEFiLM app in the Android Market. While not a new way for affiliates to sign people up to our service this is a great way for users to manage their accounts, a nice selling point to remember. I use it to add films to my rental list when out shopping, easy way to get straight on my list as a high priority.

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.


I should have posted this some time ago but just remembered I was off enjoying some sunshine in Turkey when we announced the news. As well as the Warner Bros announcement today we also signed a deal with STUDIOCANAL to offer their titles to LOVEFiLM members as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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.

LoveFilm signs rights deal with Warner Bros

Our LOVEFiLM streaming service is growing hugely right now in terms of content, and we have some big news on agreements to add major titles, as reported around the web at Guardian, Engadget and Market Watch

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

Take That Exclusive on LOVEFiLM today

Maybe not proper affiliate news but worth knowing if you are a fan of Take That, and I know many ladies in their 30s in the affiliate industry that are.

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