LOVEFiLM and Entertainment One UK (eOne) have signed a five-year content deal allowing LOVEFiLM subscribers exclusive access to the portfolio of movies from the number one independent film distributor, including the global phenomenon The Twilight Saga.
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 watch all of eOne’s new and future movies instantly on its Watch Online service through the LOVEFiLM Player, either on the PC, via in-home connected living room devices, or on the PlayStation®3.
eOne’s new release catalogue will be exclusively available for UK LOVEFiLM members who subscribe to any of their premium packages which offer a streaming option.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the worldwide phenomenon and third film in the The Twilight Saga, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, will be the first amongst a batch of titles available in the UK from October this year. Future films will include Paul WS Anderson’s The Three Musketeers in 3D, starring Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans and Milla Jovovich, The Ides of March, directed, written and starring George Clooney and the final instalments of The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2.
LOVEFiLM already rents all available eOne DVD and Blu-ray titles via its online rental-by-post service.
Simon Calver, CEO of LOVEFiLM said:
Content producers and distributors are increasingly choosing to make LOVEFiLM the home for their content in the UK. We are entirely focused on delivering the best possible experience to our members who are passionate about films and TV series. Offering eOne’s excellent catalogue and great new films exclusively to LOVEFiLM’s customers is exciting and eOne are an ideal partner. This is in line with our strategy of LOVEFiLM having the best content available across many different devices and I am so excited that LOVEFiLM will be the only place that film fans can watch movies such as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from now on at no extra cost to their premium subscription.”
Alex Hamilton, Director of Film at Entertainment One said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to do this deal with LOVEFiLM, which actively incentivises us to bring the very best film content to all audiences on all platforms for years to come. I feel this is a landmark deal for both parties.”
LOVEFiLM was acquired by Amazon in February 2011 and has major streaming content deals in place with Disney, Icon, Lionsgate, MGM, Optimum and Warner Bros.