Desperate Housewives, Lost hit LOVEFiLM through new Disney/ABC deal
LOVEFiLM have inked a new deal with Disney that will see shows from ABC, including Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, Castle, all six seasons of Lost, Ghost Whisperer and Happy Endings, hit the video-streaming platform.
Kicking off later this month, this latest streaming deal follows hot on the heels of recent partnerships with Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures.
“Shows will be launched as full seasons after their first run on UK pay and/or free TV. Previous seasons of some series will even be available to members before the next season airs on UK television,” reads the LOVEFiLM release.
“LOVEFiLM members want top class TV shows, as well as movies, to watch instantly as part of their subscription,” said Simon Calver, CEO of Amazon’s LOVEFiLM.
“Today’s deal with Disney brings them access to some of the best American TV content ever produced. LOVEFiLM’s unique combination of world class movies and TV shows ensures that LOVEFiLM is the first and only port of call for those who want subscription entertainment on demand.”
It’s a vital move for LOVEFiLM, who have recently had to stand up to increased competition in the UK with the launch of Netflix.
In another move to bolster their defences against Netflix, LOVEFiLM also recently cut the introductory price of the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service to £4.99 a month.