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Here in the U.S., the top dog in streaming video is Netflix, but over in the U.K., Amazon's LOVEFiLM service gives Netflix a run for its money. Competition is about to heat up, too, now that Amazon signed an exclusive multi-year digital agreement with NBCUniversal, which will provide LOVEFiLM members with streaming access to Universal Pictures during the second pay window. "LOVEFiLM is proud to offer its members access to the highest quality content across multiple platforms from another of the world’s most respected studios. NBCUniversal is also LOVEFiLM’s latest exclusive streaming... Read more...
Lovefilm sure is getting a lot of play these days. Basically, that's the UK version of Netflix, and just like Netflix is growing over in the States, Lovefilm is getting lots of traffic overseas. Companies are starting to take notice of that growth, and just as Netflix support slowly seeped into set-top boxes, game consoles and Blu-ray players in America, the same seems to be happening with Lovefilm. Samsung was one of the first companies to support Netflix streaming on their Blu-ray decks, and now Samsung has announced the launch of Lovefilm streaming to their BD players and BD home theater systems.... Read more...
Haven't heard of Lovefilm? If you live in North America (or anywhere outside of Europe, really), we wouldn't be surprised. But have you heard of Netflix? Essentially, Lovefilm is Netflix for Europe, and soon, Lovefilm will be a part of Amazon. It's likely that Netflix was simply too pricey for Amazon to pick up, but Lovefilm is another story. Amazon already has a Video on Demand service of their own, but there's nothing quite like swallowing the competition in order to grow your own business. In fact, this acquisition also puts Amazon in the DVD-by-mail business, which it hasn't been a part of... Read more...