Pan-European online video service LoveFilm will shortly start offering its subscribers some of the best-loved programmes from Channel 4 such as ‘Father Ted’ and ‘The Inbetweeners’ after signing a new deal with the UK broadcaster.
The agreement involves the creation of a specially-branded collection of content from the broadcaster’s 4 on Demand (4oD) archive service, and will expand over time to feature many more popular Channel 4 shows including seven series of ‘Shameless’ and every episode of ‘The IT Crowd’.
TV fans will also be able to enjoy reliving memorable classics that have become synonymous with Channel 4 including BAFTA award-winning ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’, cult drama series ‘Queer As Folk’, and all four series of ‘Teachers’.
Sarah Rose, Director of Commercial & Business Development at Channel 4, commented: “”We’re very proud of our rich archive of shows on 4oD and we’re delighted to find another platform for many of them on LoveFilm. Our growing mix of classic comedy, drama and documentary spanning 30 years of broadcasting, complements LoveFilm’s already diverse range of great programmes and films.”
This marks the second content deal of 2013 for LoveFilm, after signing an agreement with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution last week to bring hundreds of episodes of popular US television series to its subscribers.
LoveFilm is owned by Amazon and is available in a number of major European markets including the UK, Germany and Scandinavia.