A few months ago we reported that the LOVEFiLM player was made available to the thousands of PS3 owners, and with news today that UK entertainment retailer HMV are to close many of their stores it seems that a wider choice and more accessibility will lead to more focus being put on the streaming media.
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LOVEFiLM BOOSTS STREAMING CONTENT
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT DEAL TO STREAM TOP TITLES FROM
ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION
LOVEFiLM has struck another major content deal for streaming rights following an exclusive agreement with Icon Film Distribution, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of theatrical feature films, to offer LOVEFiLM members Icon film releases instantly through the LOVEFiLM Player.
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 stream top titles from Icon’s 2010 release slate at no extra cost as part of their subscription package. Major films never-seen-before on any subscription or TV movie service will be available only to LOVEFiLM members for one year. The LOVEFiLM Player is available on PCs and direct-to-TV through Samsung and Sony internet-enabled devices and, most recently, PlayStation®3.
These will include huge box office hits such as the multi Academy Award nominated Precious, The Road (starring Viggo Mortensen), Edge of Darkness (starring Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone) and A Single Man (directed by Tom Ford and starring Colin Firth), among many others. Dozens of Icon’s library titles will also be added to the LOVEFiLM Player as part of the agreement.
Simon Calver, CEO of LOVEFiLM said:
“The fact that film producers and distributors like Icon are beginning to choose LOVEFiLM as the home for their top titles is a huge endorsement of the popularity of LOVEFiLM’s streaming service. LOVEFiLM members are passionate about film and we are passionate about growing the platforms on which we can get great content directly to their TVs as part of their subscription.”
Ian Dawson, Managing Director of Icon Film Distribution said:
“We are delighted to be working with LOVEFiLM to bring some of our biggest award winning hits of the past year and our best library titles to the fast growing streaming service. LOVEFiLM continue to innovate and we believe that their passionate film loving members will appreciate the boost to the wide range of quality movies available.”