LoveFilm inks enhanced content deal with BBC

Pan-European online video service LoveFilm has signed a wide-ranging new deal for content with BBC Worlwide, bringing a vast array of additional shows from the UK broadcaster to its subscribers and bolstering the already solid lineup of BBC content available on the service.

The new-for-2013 content comprises of highly acclaimed shows including the first series of multi award-winning ‘Luther’, hugely popular Ricky Gervais comedies ‘The Office’ (UK version) and ‘Extras’, sci-fi drama ‘Primeval’, crime-drama ‘Jonathan Creek’, and a range of popular factual programmes including motoring show ‘Top Gear’.

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’, and documentaries like ‘Planet Earth’.

“The evolution of our TV offering has been unstoppable over the past year,” said Jim Buckle, Managing Director at LoveFilm. “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.”

The Amazon-owned company has also announced the launch of its high-definition streaming service on HD-ready Sony BRAVIA Internet-connected TVs and Blu-Ray players in both the UK and Germany, delivering access to 720p content at no extra cost to existing subscribers.

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