13 February 2013
Amazon to Spice Up Lovefilm with BBC
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AMAZON’S LOVEFiLM BOOSTS BBC WORLDWIDE TV DEAL FOR 2013
Monday February 11, 2013 — LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, will bring even more celebrated content from BBC Worldwide’s impressive catalogue of shows to its members in 2013 after announcing it is rebooting its content deal with the global distributor today.
The ongoing partnership between LOVEFiLM and BBC Worldwide will increase the range of exciting TV content already available on LOVEFiLM Instant.
The new-for-2013 content comprises of highly acclaimed shows including the first series of multi award-winning Luther – giving fans the chance to catch up before the next series is broadcast – cult favourite and Golden Globe winner The Office (UK version), critically-acclaimed sitcom Extras, sci-fi drama Primeval, crime-drama Jonathan Creek, plus a range of popular factual shows synonymous with the BBC including the most widely watched factual programme in the world, Top Gear (Guinness Book of World Records 2013).
These new additions bolster an already extensive library of British TV classics on the service, encompassing shows such as the much loved Doctor Who, the critically acclaimed Ashes to Ashes, spy drama Spooks, highly-acclaimed mini-series Whitechapel, as well as must-see documentaries like Planet Earth.
Jim Buckle, Managing Director at LOVEFiLM, said:
“The evolution of our TV offering has been unstoppable over the past year. We kicked off 2012 by announcing a new deal with BBC Worldwide and it is great to see-in 2013 by adding to that agreement. We’ve got some of the best British TV content ever made, and we’re first choice for TV fans who want good quality shows, instantly.”
Lisa Rousseau, Head of UK, Ireland and Pan European Television Sales for BBC Worldwide, added: “Our content partnership with LOVEFiLM continues to evolve year on year. This new deal will see more gripping award-winning dramas and landmark documentaries added to the service bringing some of the very best in UK television to LOVEFiLM’S subscribers.”