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LOVEFiLM signs multi-year licensing deal with Universal

Pan-European online video service LOVEFiLM has signed a new multi-year digital license agreement with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, providing LOVEFiLM members with exclusive streaming access to titles from Universal Pictures during the second pay window.

Recent and new release Universal Pictures titles can be accessed through the LOVEFiLM Instant service, available from GB£ 4.99 (US$ 7.75) a month on over 175 devices including PC, Mac, Sony Playstation3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad and a growing number of internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.

The NBCUniversal agreement is the latest in a long line of exclusive content deals announced by LOVEFiLM, including agreements with Disney, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Entertainment One and STUDIOCANAL

Additional Universal Pictures titles available to watch instantly by LOVEFiLM members in the UK will include ‘It’s Complicated’, ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’, ‘Leap Year’, ‘Green Zone’, ‘The Wolfman’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’, ‘The American’, ‘Paul’, ‘Fast And Furious 5′, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Johnny English Reborn’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Bourne Legacy’, ‘Dr Seuss’ The Lorax’ and ‘Safe House’.

LOVEFiLM currently has over 2 million members in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. The service was acquired by Amazon in February 2011, and provides access to over 70,000 titles available across Blu-ray, DVDs, video games and instant streaming.

In the US, Amazon launched its own video app for the Xbox 360 games console yesterday – more details here.

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