LOVEFiLM and The Walt Disney Company Germany have signed a Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) feature film streaming deal extending the partnership into Europe.
German members of LOVEFiLM – Europe’s largest subscription service, streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post – will be able to rent and stream a selection of titles from The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of movies. The German deal comes after LOVEFiLM became Disney’s first major UK SVOD provider outside of the Pay TV window in April of this year
The deal will see more than 70 films from Disney’s library become available to German subscribers of the LOVEFiLM service paying €7.29 a month or more at no extra cost, including Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Recently released Disney titles, such as TRON: Legacy, Tangled and I Am Number Four, will be available for members to watch online instantly on LOVEFiLM’s premium pay-per-view service. The likes of Gnomeo And Juliet, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cars 2 will follow throughout 2011.
LOVEFiLM already rents all available Disney DVD and Blu-ray titles via its rental-by-post service.
Simon Calver, Chief Executive of LOVEFiLM, said:
“Our German customers now have the option to stream more great films, extending our existing online catalogue. Disney is one of the world’s leading studios and it is testament to LOVEFiLM that we are continuing to strengthen our partnership. We look forward to working closely with Disney in the future to expand our services and provide even more content for our members.”
Tomas Arteaga, GM Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company Germany added:
“We work with innovative partners like LOVEFiLM to allow viewers to access our programming in simpler and more flexible ways. This agreement builds on our existing DVD-rental-partnership and enables us to expand the availability of our films for the German audience.”