Thursday, 1 November 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

LOVEFiLM Instant now in HD

Our members can now start watching LOVEFiLM Instant in High definition, all at no extra cost on top of their current package prices. Another great reason to sign up to LOVEFiLm and another strong selling point of our service for our affiliates to promote.

Jim Buckle, managing director of Lovefilm, commented, "Lovefilm is the number one consumer choice for subscription film and TV series streaming in Europe. The introduction of HD quality content further strengthens the offering and marks another key milestone in delivering our members the best possible service with exceptional value."

Titles you can now watch in HD include teen sensation The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, family favourite Gnomeo and Juliet and British comedy Four Lions. Top US TV dramas including Lost and Ghost Whisperer will also be available alongside a whole host of British titles, including the BBC’s popular documentaries Human Planet and David Attenborough’s Planet Earth.

New creative is being developed to promote our HD range and the messaging is being added to landing pages. We advise affiliates to also promote the news as many for many potential customers this is a key factor in signing up.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

LOVEFiLM signs exclusive multi-year streaming deal with NBCUniversal

LOVEFiLM has announced that it has signed a multiyear agreement with NBCUniversal.

LOVEFiLM subscribers will get exclusive streaming access during the second pay window from Universal Pictures. The deal will bring recent and new release movie titles to the instant streaming service costing £4.99 monthly.

LoveFilm said the multi-year digital license agreement will see Universal films available on all of its digital platforms, including Xbox, Playstation and iOS devices.

Jim Buckle, MD of LOVEFiLM, said: “LOVEFiLM is proud to offer its members access to the highest quality content across multiple platforms from another of the world’s most respected studios. NBCUniversal is also LOVEFiLM’s latest exclusive streaming deal in our quest to deliver the widest choice of content on as many platforms as possible.”

Additional Universal Pictures titles available to watch instantly by LOVEFiLM members in the UK will include ‘It’s Complicated’, ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’, ‘Leap Year’, ‘Green Zone’, ‘The Wolfman’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’, ‘The American’, ‘Paul’, ‘Fast And Furious 5′, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Johnny English Reborn’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Bourne Legacy’, ‘Dr Seuss’ The Lorax’ and ‘Safe House’.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Streaming Service Overtakes DVD at LOVEFiLM for the First Time

LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company and pioneer of internet film delivery in Europe, announced today that in February, for the first time ever, LOVEFiLM members streamed more films and TV series instantly over the Internet via LOVEFiLM Instant than rented DVDs, Blu-rays and Games.
The number of films and TV episodes streamed online through Internet-connected devices including games consoles and connected TVs exceeded the number of DVDs, Blu-rays and Games rented by over 20%. This represents an increase on the same month last year of over 400%, while the rental of physical product is also growing, up over 25% over the year.
Jim Buckle, Managing Director of AMAZON's LOVEFiLM, commented: "The first quarter of 2012 has shown us two things: that LOVEFiLM members are watching more films and TV series both on the Internet and on DVD than ever before and; in less than three years, streaming through LOVEFiLM Instant has become more popular than renting DVDs.
Our members crave instant on-demand access. With more world-class digital content being added to LOVEFiLM Instant and a growing number of Internet-connected devices delivering it to members' living rooms we expect this trend to continue. At the same time, many of our members continue to enjoy the combination of LOVEFiLM Instant and LOVEFiLM By Post in one, great value for money subscription, with both services growing rapidly."
Amazon's LOVEFiLM surpassed two million members in January 2012, cementing its position as Europe's largest subscription service for streaming films and TV series over the Internet and sending DVDs and games by post. LOVEFiLM pioneered Internet film delivery in the UK through the world's first download-to-own service in 2006. By 2009 LOVEFiLM had launched the UK's first subscription film and TV series streaming service which, inDecember 2011, became LOVEFiLM Instant, a standalone service streaming on PCs and through over 175 internet-connected devices including Xbox, PS3, internet-connected TVs (SONY, Samsung and LG) and iPad.
Amazon's LOVEFiLM is constantly adding to the range of film and TV series on LOVEFiLM Instant having signed major content deals including Sony, Warner Bros., STUDIOCANAL, ITV, ABC, and BBC, and offering exclusive titles including vampire phenomenon The Twilight SagaEclipse, action-thriller Source Code and, coming soon, critically-acclaimed Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Improved free trial offer - a better promotion for affiliates

Great news! As from 25th January 2012 all  free trial lengths will increase from 14 to 30 days across our affiliate channel, this will be supported by TV, search and other marketing. By extending the trial length for affiliates we are confident this offer improvement will help you when promoting the LOVEFiLM campaign, however if there is something else you need please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your needs. We appreciate this is short notice for the change but please do ensure you update your copy/content/site as soon as possible to make best use of the new offer!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

LOVEFiLM HITS 2 MILLION MEMBERS -service experiences record-breaking year

LOVEFiLM has announced we have reached two million subscribers driven by a record number of sign-ups in the fourth quarter of 2011. We added hundreds of thousands of new customers that now have access to LOVEFiLM Instant, which provides a unique offering of instantly streamed film and TV series, combined with the vast selection of DVD, Blu-ray and Video Game rentals.

This is the fastest customer growth rate LOVEFiLM has experienced since 2009, a lot of hard work from the entire team this year and proven worthwhile.

LOVEFiLM  also now offers an unlimited streaming-only package which provides access to films and TV shows via LOVEFiLM Instant for an introductory price of £4.99 per month. Customers can access the LOVEFiLM Instant digital service through a range of devices including PlayStation®3, Xbox, iPad™ and a variety of other internet enabled devices.


LOVEFiLM has partnered with Disney UK in a deal that will give LOVEFiLM members access to full seasons of some of the most iconic American television series ever created as part of our LOVEFiLM Instant service.

From this month popular series such as Castle, starring Nathan Fillion, as well as all six seasons of Lost, ranked by critics as one of the top US TV series of all time will be available to LOVEFiLM members with streaming packages.

The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Desperate Housewives, hit comedy Happy Endings, critically acclaimed medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer – starring Jennifer Love Hewitt – and every episode of Brothers & Sisters, which earned actress Sally Field an Emmy, will also be available on-demand later in the year.

Shows will be launched as full seasons after their first run on UK pay and/or free TV. Previous seasons of some series will even be available to members before the next season airs on UK television.

This is the latest TV content deal with a major US Studio to be announced by LOVEFiLM – Europe’s leading TV and movie subscription service. It follows a number of recent TV deals including BBC and ITV, which have added to the expanding collection of top TV content, together with thousands of movies, already available on LOVEFiLM Instant, from studios and distributors including Sony, Warner Bros., Entertainment One and STUDIOCANAL.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC Worldwide content deals

As is being reported today on NMA, The Telegraph, The Guardian and others, we have signed new content deals to add more great TV shows to our LOVEFiLM Instant service.

British shows such as Doctor Who, Planet Earth and Inspector Morse will be available to stream to laptops, PS3, iPad, Xbox 360 and other devices after LoveFilm signed partnership deals with the BBC and ITV.

More great content that our members can watch as part of their existing monthly subscription.