Disney, LoveFilm strike content distribution deal

LoveFilm didn't waste any time in making new content deals after being acquired by e-tail giant Amazon earlier this year. The digital content distributor, Netflix's European kissing cousin, announced it signed a deal with Disney U.K. and Ireland to provide its subscribers with a selection of titles from Disney; the company said users would be able to rent content and stream it via the LoveFilm player on PCs, in-home connected devices and on the PlayStation 3 gaming platform.

It's the first major deal Disney has made with an OTT partner outside the U.S.

"We're working with innovative partners such as Lovefilm to offer our programming to viewers in evermore flexible, easy to access ways," said SVP and GM of Media Distribution at Disney EMEA Catherine Powell.

Subscribers will have access to content including Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Dead Poets Society plus current films like Tron: Legacy. LoveFilm already carries the Disney DVD and Blu-ray catalog as part of its DVD-by-mail business.

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