Lovefilm signs deal with MGM

Lovefilm, the DVD rental and online TV and film subscription service, has inked a deal with Hollywood studio MGM that will allow customers in the UK to watch MGM movies and series online. The company, which has over 1.4 million members and operates in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany, will make classic films including West Side Story and the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three available for free and will make newer titles available on a transactional basis.

“We’re delighted to bring MGM’s legendary content to Lovefilm. With over 85 years making top quality movies, the MGM stable will be a notable addition to our expanding watch online service,” said Lovefilm chief executive Simon Calver.