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Amazon’s LOVEFiLM transitions to Prime Instant Video

February 21, 2014 |

The news out of Luxemburg early this morning may have been a surprise to some, but others may have foreseen the inevitable transition of Amazon’s UK-based LOVEFiLM streaming service to their Prime Instant Video service. In short, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM will become Prime in … Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM to stream ‘Copper’ Season 1

September 9, 2013 |

Amazon’s UK-based streaming video service LOVEFiLM will begin streaming episodes of Copper, Cineflix’s TV series set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City during the American Civil War. Starting Friday, Sept. 13, LOVEFiLM Instant customers will have … Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM strikes deal with Viacom

August 29, 2013 |

Amazon’s subscription video service LOVEFiLM has struck a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to add hundreds of comedy, reality, and children’s TV shows to the streaming library. MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central are among the networks … Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM adds Disney Movies On Demand

June 17, 2013 |

wall-e-posterFolks in the U.K. with a LOVEFiLM subscription will now be able to watch titles from Disney Movies on Demand at no extra charge, Amazon announced today. The Disney Movies on Demand collection includes titles such as Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Lady and the Tramp, Ratatouille, and Wall-E. Read More

Vikings land on LOVEFiLM

May 10, 2013 |

Amazon LOVEFiLM customers in the UK and Germany will soon get access to all nine episodes of History’s “Vikings”  streaming in high definition. “Vikings” lands on LOVEFiLM in the UK on May 24, and in Germany on June 24. … Read More

Amazon LOVEFiLM now streaming TV shows from Warner Bros.

April 12, 2013 |

Amazon LOVEFiLM subscribers will now get TV shows from Warner Bros., International Television Distribution, the companies announced today. The deal will allow Amazon to stream popular shows like The West Wing, One Tree Hill , Nip Tuck and Terminator: The … Read More

Amazon bows original children’s series pilot Sara Solves It

March 6, 2013 |

 

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Amazon has announced their Amazon Studios production company has given the greenlight to a new original series pilot titled Sara Solves ItSara Solves It is created and produced by Carol Greenwald (Curious George) and Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Each show will contain an interactive math-based puzzle that viewers will need to solve. Sara Solves It is co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM partners with NBCUniversal

January 16, 2013 |

knight-rider_david_hasslehoff_2Amazon LOVEFiLM subscribers abroad will soon have access to American TV series such as The Office, 30 Rock, and Heroes. Subscribers will even be able to watch 80’s hits such as Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff in his breakout role as as crimestopper Michael Knight. LOVEFiLM has recently made deals with ABC, BBC, and ITV to add more titles to their instant streaming library. Devices that support LOVEFiLM streaming include select Blu-ray players and TVs, the Kindle Fire HD, Apple iPad, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, iOS and Android devices, and other media players. Read More

Xbox moves to push more entertainment apps

December 5, 2012 |

Xbox 360Xbox unveiled a handful of new apps today to push more entertainment content to console owners, once again attempting to prove the Xbox 360 is the only device you need to go along with your display. Among the app rollouts are Blip.TV, IGN, LOVEFiLM, Rhapsody, RTL XL and TOU.TV. Rhapsody (launching in the US), provides millions of songs with which you can create playlists until your heart’s content. Blip.TV (also launching in the US), offers original web series such as dramas, comedies, and other genres. The other apps listed below (via Major Nelson’s blog), are launching outside the US. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM available for Wii, soon Wii U

December 4, 2012 |

Here’s some good news for Nintendo Wii owners in the UK, as Amazon announced its LOVEFiLM service is now available for the console, with an app coming soon for the new Wii U. Amazon didn’t give a specific date as to the launch for the U, however the company did reveal several blockbuster films queuing up this month including Sherlock Holmes, Inception, and The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn – Part 1. LOVEFiLM subscriptions in the UK start at £4.99 a month for unlimited streaming, with many titles available in HD. The service is also available for Kindle Fire HD (launched last October), Apple iPad, PlayStation3, Xbox 360, as well as supporting HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players.
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UK: Amazon’s LOVEFiLM now on Kindle Fire tablets

October 25, 2012 |

Amazon announced today their UK-based streaming video service LOVEFiLM is now available on Kindle Fire HD (£159) and Kindle Fire (£129) tablets. The service comes pre-loaded on new Kindle Fire tablets, and is free for one month for new LOVEFiLM … Read More

Netflix streams into Scandinavia

August 15, 2012 |

Netflix announced early today expansion of their streaming service to the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, as well as Finland. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM lands Fox titles

June 25, 2012 |

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM movie service has landed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to stream movies and TV shows. The Fox titles will include catalog, recent and future titles, as well as “exclusive” access to second pay window titles starting in March, 2013. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM now streaming in HD

May 31, 2012 |

Amazon’s overseas company LOVEFiLM is now streaming in high-definition (HD) in both the UK and Germany, the company announced this morning. The service is similar to Netflix and Amazon’s Instant Video, offering unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows on demand to supporting devices. Read More

Amazon to add streaming MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central…UPDATED

February 8, 2012 |

Amazon has entered into an agreement with Viacom to provide more streaming content for their Prime Instant Video service. For subscribers to Amazon Prime, that means content from MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, and VH1 will be free to watch instantly on Kindle Fire tablets, PCs and other supported devices. A few titles in the deal include Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Jersey Shore. The 2,000 additions from Viacom bring Amazon’s library to over 15,000. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM movie service hits 2 million subscribers

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Amazon’s Prime Instant Watch service may not be overthrowing Netflix here in North America anytime soon, but across the pond their LOVEFiLM service has reached two million subscribers. Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFILM grabs Sony Pictures streaming deal

December 21, 2011 |

Amazon’s LOVEFILM in the UK has signed a multi-year contract with Sony Pictures Television which gives the company streaming distribution rights to new and upcoming titles. Starting in June, 2012 movies such as “The Social Network” and TV shows such as “Spectacular Spider-Man” will be available to stream to PCs, game consoles, iPads, and other internet-connected devices. Among other new films Sony Pictures’ “Arthur Christmas” will fall into the pay window — giving LOVEFILM subscribers access to stream the recently released movie. Read More

Amazon to purchase Europe’s LoveFilm movie service

January 20, 2011 |

Is Amazon looking to be the Netflix of Europe? You might think so. In fact you can be sure of it. The company has announced plans to purchase the remaining stock of leading movie rental service LoveFilm. The company, branded “LOVEFiLM,” is in the same business as Netflix but on top of movies by mail and internet they also offer Video Game rentals, and DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and Books for sale. Read More