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Lovefilm Germany launches iPhone app

Lovefilm Germany has launched an app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, provides access to about 45,000 movie titles. Lovefilm, which already streams movies via the Sony Playstation 3 and Sony Bravia connected LCD TVs and Blu-ray players, also recently signed a deal […]

TiVo chief: cable should embrace OTT

Cable operators should consider bundling over-the-top services from the likes of Netflix as part of their offering, according to TiVo CEO Tom Rogers. Speaking at an Advertising Week event in New York, Rogers said that TiVo was now seeing greater interest in its products from US cable operators. He said that it was important for […]

Microsoft names European content partners for XBox Live TV

  The BBC, Lovefilm, Telefónica and Mediaset will be amongst the European content providers offering services on Microsoft’s Xbox Live TV service when it launches this autumn. Microsoft has announced over 40 global content partners for the service that will be available on XBox 360 games consoles connected to the internet. Other partners announced today […]

Microsoft reportedly in talks with Lovefilm for XBox Live service

Microsoft is in talks to offer online pay TV services via the Xbox 360 games console from media companies including the UK’s Lovefilm, according to a report by the Bloomberg news service, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft may announce an expanded XBox Live service as early as this week, […]

Lovefilm launches iPad streaming service

Online streaming service and DVD rental company Lovefilm is launching an application on the Apple iPad. The app will allow subscribers to watch television series and movies on the tablet device as well as add DVDs to their rental lists. Movies available on the service include A Single Man, The Wrestler and The Twilight Saga: […]

Samsung brings Maxdome to Blu-ray players

Samsung has signed a deal to bring Maxdome’s VOD platform to Blu-ray players and home theatre systems in Germany. The deal, truck by Samsung and Maxdome owner ProSiebenSat.1, will give Samsung Blu-ray and home theatre owners access to around 35,000 titles from movies and series to documentaries and kids content. Maxdome has been available on […]

Lovefilm cuts StudioCanal deal

UK and German streaming and rental service Lovefilm has inked a content deal with StudioCanal, the feature film division of French premium TV provider Canal Plus. StudioCanal has the third largest film library in the world and the exclusive deal with Lovefilm allows its customers to access its titles via its streaming or postal service. […]

Netflix inks DreamWorks deal



Netflix has inked a content deal with DreamWorks Animation. The multi-year agreement gives the US-listed video streaming service exclusive first-run rights to DreamWorks TV specials and movies from 2013. Titles will include Kung Fu Panda and Shrek. The deal comes soon after Netflix lost its exclusive programming deal with US cable channel operator Starz. Reports […]

Netflix splitting DVD and streaming services with Qwikster launch



 Netflix is separating its rental and streaming services and will soon offer rentals under a new brand, Qwikster. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix wrote to customers yesterday to say: “I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation.” The admission followed the company’s share price slide after it separated rental and streaming services, effectively hiking […]

Netflix slashes subs forecasts by one million



Shares in streaming and rental service Netflix tumbled yesterday as the US-listed company slashed its domestic subscriber forecasts by a million customers. In July the company rejigged its prices and packaging, effectively raising the price for its top tier service by 60%. 
Company CEO, Reed Hastings, issued a statement yesterday saying that while its financial […]