Amazon’s Lovefilm gets ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Star Trek’ in CBS deal
Lovefilm Instant, Amazon.com Inc.'s European streaming video on-demand service, has landed a licensing deal for content from CBS Studios International.
With the agreement announced Monday, Lovefilm’s U.K. and German users can now stream CBS shows “The Good Wife” and “Blue Bloods,” along with “Nurse Jackie,” “Californication” and “Dexter,” from the CBS-owned cable channel Showtime shows.
Subscribers can also stream the original 1960s “Star Trek” series and “Star Trek: Voyager."
In addition to the U.K. and Germany, Lovefilm Instant is available in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, which were not included in the multi-year licensing deal with CBS. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“This is another example of the growing licensing opportunities available for CBS’ world-class content in a dynamic global marketplace,” said Armando Nuñez, chief executive of CBS Global Distribution Group.
The deal comes as competitor Netflix Inc. is boosting its own European presence. The company said last week that it will launch in the Netherlands later this year.
Online retail giant Amazon acquired Lovefilm in 2011 as it was preparing to launch its U.S. streaming service Amazon Prime Instant.
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