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Amazon UK combines Lovefilm with Prime delivery subscription

02/21, 4:09am

Prime expanded in UK with Lovefilm rebranding, price hike

Amazon is re-branding its Lovefilm video-streaming service in the United Kingdom to Amazon Prime Instant Video, at the same time as combining it with the existing Prime delivery subscription and Kindle Lending Library. The move, which will see customers able to use both services for one payment, brings Amazon UK in line with what is offered to users in the United States.

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Amazon rumored to launch sub-$300 Android game console this year

01/28, 1:42pm

Report claims Amazon demonstrated device to game publishers

Amazon is still looking to sell an Android-based set-top box, a report has claimed. Continuing on from earlier rumors, the device is said to operate as a game console, as well as offering access to various Amazon-owned streaming services such as Prime Instant Video and LoveFilm, with the hardware itself expected to be offered sometime later this year for below $300.

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Amazon Studios will film all 2014 pilots, shows in Ultra HD

12/16, 2:32pm

Filming in 4K resolution could lead to 4K Amazon Instant Video streaming

Amazon Studios will be shooting all of its 2014 original programming in 4K-resolution, including all pilots and series, for Amazon Instant Video and LoveFilm. The switch to recording in the higher 3840x2160 resolution will allow for the retailer's streaming services to offer content that caters to owners of Ultra HD televisions, a group that has been struggling to find media for the high-resolution format.

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Briefly: BlackBerry Messenger hits iOS, LoveFilm gains AirPlay

09/21, 10:14pm

BlackBerry starts regional release of BBM app on iOS

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS is now available to download. The BBM app from the troubled smartphone manufacturer, heading to Android in the near future, has appeared in a few regional versions of the App Store in Asia and New Zealand according to The Next Web, with other regions expected to go live soon after midnight in each area.

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Briefly: NFL Mobile app launches, Lovefilm gains kid-friendly content

08/05, 12:49pm

Cross-platform NFL Mobile app offers news updates, limited video streams

The NFL is introducing its new mobile app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. The revised cross-platform app will provide news, video highlights and other game data, with Verizon customers paying $5 per month being able to watch selected full games through the device and view extra RedZone content, according to All Things D. Other users with subscriptions to certain pay TV services can also gain access to certain types of content, though the Wall Street Journal reports that current rights allocations to companies will be shaken up next year.

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Briefly: LG Bluetooth Headset launch, Scripps shows on Lovefilm

07/30, 11:39am

LG launches BTS1 Bluetooth Headset in South Korea

LG has launched the BTS1 Bluetooth Headset in South Korea. The controller box section, measuring 35.9x50.2x19.2mm (1.4x2x0.8 inches), connects over Bluetooth 3.0 to a mobile device and has a socket for the supplied headphones, has onboard volume and music controls, Apt-C compatability, and a built-in battery claimed to last up to 8 hours. It is not known if the 59,000 won ($53) device will go on sale in other markets in the future.

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Briefly: Lovefilm stops game rentals, Redbox Instant on rooted Android

07/03, 11:33am

Lovefilm shuttering game rental option in UK on August 8th

Streaming and DVD rental service Lovefilm is putting a stop to video game rentals in the United Kingdom. The Amazon-owned service has already removed the option for new subscriptions, with Eurogamer reporting that existing subscribers will be able to continue receiving game discs until its full closure on August 8th. Lovefilm will still be providing DVD and Blu-ray rentals by post for the foreseeable future.

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Briefly: CBS shows on Lovefilm, Microsoft launches Bing For Schools

06/24, 9:14am

Amazon signs deal with CBS, Star Trek reaches Lovefilm in UK, Germany

Amazon has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Studios to stream shows from CBS and Showtime on Lovefilm in the UK and Germany. Subscribers of the streaming service will have access to episodes of Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, and both the 1960s original Star Trek and Star Trek Voyager from today, with other shows heading to it in the future.

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Briefly: Huawei Ascend P6 priced in UK, Finland, LoveFilm Walking Dead

06/20, 12:39pm

Huawei Ascend Mate priced by UK retailer, Finish carrier

The Huawei Ascend P6 has opened up for pre-orders in the United Kingdom and Finland. The 6.18mm (0.24-inch) thick smartphone with a 4.7-inch 720p display has appeared on the British retail chain Carphone Warehouse website for £330 ($510) and shipping on July 4th, while carrier Elisa in Finland are offering it for 359 euro ($475) in mid-July.

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Amazon makes 14 pilot shows available for viewing in US, UK

04/19, 2:08pm

Amazon Instant Video, Lovefilm users to help judge shows

Amazon is allowing its customers to view new television shows on its streaming services in the US and the UK, in order to decide which to create into a full series. The 14 pilot shows, created by subsidiary Amazon Studios, can be watched on Amazon Instant Video and Lovefilm, with the retailer hoping to use viewer comments to influence its choice of which shows get a full 13-episode season commission.

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Briefly: Lovefilm Warner Bros TV deal, sub-$2,000 4K HDTV

04/13, 9:09pm

Amazon's Lovefilm gains more Warner Bros programming

Lovefilm has signed an agreement with Warner Bros International TV Distribution, adding more content to its on-demand roster. The Amazon-owned British subscription streaming service will now offer a number of extra TV series, including seasons one to seven of The West Wing, all nine seasons of One Tree Hill, all seasons of Nip Tuck, and episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Lovefilm signs BBC content deal, new app for Sony Bravia TVs

02/13, 1:51pm

British streaming service to also show Amazon Studio pilots

Amazon's Lovefilm service in the UK has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide to continue offering BBC content to its customers through Lovefilm Instant. The announcement comes at the same time as the Lovefilm app reaches Sony Bravia televisions, as well as news that it will also stream 11 original TV series test pilots from Amazon Studios.

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Microsoft adds Rhapsody, Blip.TV, other apps to Xbox 360

12/06, 7:40am

Canada receives French-language video channel on console

Microsoft has added more apps to the Xbox 360 game console's already sizeable catalog, with an update that covers North America and parts of Europe. The key app additions this time lie in the US, where gamers will be able to watch original content from Blip.TV, as well as access the wide catalog available to Rhapsody users.

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Amazon opens London engineering center for media development

09/13, 6:14pm

Job listings for 100 staff appear on LinkedIn

Amazon has opened its digital media development center in the UK today, in an effort to improve its online properties. Based in London's newly developed Tech City center, the company seeks to hire 100 employees to further development in its digital media services, such as streaming services Lovefilm and Pushbutton, and is likely to be on the hunt for more in the future.

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Netflix hits one million subscribers in the UK, Ireland

08/20, 1:51pm

Reaches million milestone after seven months

Movie streaming service Netflix has reached one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The landmark figure took just over seven months to reach, with customers being charged £6 ($10) per month for the streaming-only service, despite competition from the already-established postal and streaming-based rental service LoveFilm.

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Lovefilm signs multi-year Fox TV and film deal in UK

06/25, 6:41am

Streaming rental service offering Fox TV catalog to users

Amazon's UK-based Lovefilm has signed a multi-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox. The agreement will allow the streaming rental service to play Twentieth Century Fox films and TV series to it's users, including early seasons of Sons of Anarchy as well as all seasons of 24, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and spin-off Angel.

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Briefly: Lovefilm agreement, LA Mobile Arts, NFC Research

05/30, 3:57pm

Lovefilm to stream Universal Pictures films in the UK

Lovefilm has signed a multi-year agreement with NBC Universal to stream Universal Pictures films to its Lovefilm Instant users. The addition of Universal extends the roster of films that currently includes movies from Disney, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Entertainment One, and Studio Canal. The streaming agreement would help the Amazon-owned movie rental company fight off Netflix, which launched in the UK in January.

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Lovefilm now streams more content than it mails

03/22, 11:05am

Lovefilm streaming service overtakes DVD by mail

UK-based streaming service provider Lovefilm has just revealed that its streaming service has surpassed its combined mail rentals of DVD, Blu-ray, and games. The company operates throughout Europe and is the biggest, with more than two million members. In a 12-month period, streaming users grew four-fold, while rental-by-mail users increased by only 25 percent in the same period.

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BSkyB's NowTV promises Internet TV for all UK

03/21, 12:15pm

BSkyB tries Internet TV to catch other viewers

Satellite TV provider BSkyB threw itself into contention with Internet video providers on Wednesday through its own pure Internet TV service. Called Now TV, it will supply on-demand movies, sports, and other forms of entertainment both to computers as well as game systems, smartphones, and tablets. The aim was to catch the 13 million UK residents who didn't have traditional paid TV, CEO Jeremy Darroch said at The Guardian's Changing Media Summit.

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UK commission looks into Netflix, LoveFilm as competition

03/14, 11:15am

Good news for BSkyB, deadline extended to July

UK satellite TV service BSkyB was given a reprieve as the Competition Commission pushed back its deadline on ruling that BSkyB's deals with six major Hollywood studios were uncompetitive, according to The Guardian. The government watchdog extended the date of its final ruling to July because it has added Netflix and LoveFilm to its investigation. Netflix launched in the UK and Ireland in January, while LoveFilm recently added a streaming service to its rent-by-mail service.

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Lovefilm gets ABC TV shows streaming in the UK

01/16, 10:35am

Lovefilm to begin streaming ABC TV show seasons

Online UK movie service Lovefilm has signed a deal with Disney UK to bring a library of TV series from ABC Studios to its subscribers. Branded as ABC TV On Demand, the portal will give members access to full seasons of shows such as Lost, Castle, Desperate Housewives, and more. Shows will air as full seasons soon before the next one airs on UK paid or free TV networks.

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Lovefilm gets Sony TV shows in UK

12/21, 6:05pm

Deal includes both TV shows and movies.

Amazon's UK-based Lovefilm has closed a deal with Sony Pictures Television. The arrangement will give subscribers to the media rental and downloading service exclusive streamed access to Sony's current TV series as well as past shows. Also included will be future movie releases from Sony.

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Xbox 360 live TV starts December 6, full provider list shown

12/05, 12:30am

Microsoft outlines launch plans for X360 live TV

In sync with the fall Xbox 360 Dashboard update, Microsoft has provided a listing of TV providers that will be ready to go this week. Along with existing access to ESPN, Hulu, and Netflix, the December 6 update will also bring EPIX authenticated video in the US, Lovefilm in the UK, MediaSet's Premium Play in Italy, Sky Go in Austria and Germany, Telefonica España's Movistar Imagenio, and MSNBC's Today in the US.

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Lovefilm switches from Flash to Silverlight, skips HTML5

12/01, 4:45pm

Lovefilm to move to Silverlight, drop Flash

UK DVD and streaming video outfit Lovefilm just announced that it will move from Flash-based streaming to Microsoft's Silverlight. The move was prompted by movie studios, as they believed Silverlight offers greater security in the fight against piracy. The studios were apparently fairly adamant, threatening to pull their movies if the change wasn't made.

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Netflix confirms plans for UK, Ireland in 2012

10/24, 11:50am

Netflix coming to the UK, Ireland next year

Netflix has finally confirmed its rumored plans to offer its streaming video service in the UK and Ireland. It's due to arrive in both territories early in 2012 for a set monthly price, like it does in North America, though details weren't revealed. The company said it will release price info, content partners, and supported devices closer to the launch date.

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Xbox 360 live TV apps official: AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, more

10/05, 12:45pm

Xbox 360 live TV goes available worldwide

Microsoft as repeatedly rumored has kicked off its Xbox 360 live TV option. Cable and fiber TV providers such as AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, as well as individual TV stations such as Bravo, Epix, HBO, and SyFy, are all promising apps for the new Xbox Dashboard to watch TV online. Most if not all of the services will require that viewers authenticate to get access and will still need to have traditional TV.

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Xbox 360 live TV from Comcast, Verizon may start next week

09/29, 2:05pm

Xbox 360 to bring TV content as soon as next week

The latest update in Microsoft's bid to bring TV content to Xbox 360 Live has the new content arriving on its game console subscription service as early as next week. Microsoft is engaged in talks on the matter with many content providers and cable companies, with Comcast and Verizon chief among them. A source who couldn't speak publicly revealed these details.

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Amazon buys Pushbutton for video

07/28, 6:50pm

May be looking to add UI to more digital devices

Amazon has acquired UK-based Push Button Holdings. Pushbutton provides interactive apps that run on multiple platforms including IPTV, TVs, tablets, game consoles, and satellite and cable set-tops. Terms of the deal weren't given out.

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Netflix on big recruiting drive for European service

05/19, 6:25pm

Success in Canada paves way for expansion

In December, Netflix management indicated that, pending a successful entry into the Canadian market, it would push forward with international expansion outside North America. The company's foray into Canada has been very successful and, accordingly, the company appears to be on a hiring spree in preparation for moving across the Atlantic. Reports out of Netflix's Los Gatos, California HQ indicate that the company recently has posted several senior managerial positions specifically for Europe and is looking for individuals fluent in European languages.

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Tesco buys movie streamer service Blinkbox

04/20, 12:55pm

Tesco buys 80 percent share in Blinkbox

UK-based grocery store chain Tesco has just bought a majority stake in movie streaming service Blinkbox. Tesco now owns 80 percent of the company, having purchased shares from Eden Ventures and Nordic Venture Partners for an undisclosed amount. The service will compete with Lovefilm, another streaming service, which also incidentally rents physical DVDs and Blu-rays in Tesco stores.

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Amazon buys Lovefilm to gain Netflix-like rentals

01/20, 7:30am

Amazon completes takeover of Lovefilm

Amazon on Thursday took control of Lovefilm in a deeper drive into movie rentals. Having already taken a minority stake, it planned to buy the remain shares in the European service. The two companies cast it as an expansion of Amazon VOD into Europe.

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UK PS3 gets movie streaming from Lovefilm

10/13, 9:55am

Lovefilm to bring movie, TV show streaming to PS3

UK PS3 owners will soon be able to stream movie content in the UK through a service called Lovefilm. Similar to Netflix, the monthly subscription service is already offered to computer users, and those with a monthly plan that costs at least the equivalent of $9.50 just need to download software for their PS3 and start watching when the PS3 service goes live. Lovefilm also offers a gaming service where discs are delivered by mail, though this service will not grant PS3 movie streaming access.

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