LOVEFiLM Ties Up With Twentieth Century Fox
As part of its ongoing battle with Netflix, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM has entered into a major multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Per the deal, members of Amazon’s video-on-demand service will now have access to ton more movies and TV series. Specifically, LOVEFiLM members will have instant, exclusive on-demand access to what is known as “the second pay television window” of Twentieth Century Fox film content, reports The Next Web.
“The film deal starts with titles theatrically released in the UK in 2011, which will be made available to subscribers to the LOVEFiLM service in around March 2013.” The deal will also provide access to older titles in the publisher’s back catalogue. TV titles from Twentieth Century Fox’s television library, available from July 2012, will include early seasons of "Sons of Anarchy" and all seasons of "24," "Prison Break," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spinoff "Angel."
“Though this is not exactly immediate access to the newest releases, the additional back-catalogue material will doubtless make the video on demand service more appealing,” TNW writes. LOVEFiLM members will be able to watch via their subscription which is available on the PC, Mac or via Sony Playstation3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad as well as Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.