CBS may have teamed up with Netflix in the US to satisfy those of us with an Enterprising bent, but the company has taken a different tack in the UK and Germany. Instead, the firm has signed a deal with Lovefilm to bring CBS and Showtime-owned shows to Amazon's streaming network. The press release promises that users will be able to watch classic Star Trek, Voyager, The Good Wife, Dexter and Californication instantly, although a brief check of the UK site reveals that you may need to wait a short while more before you can immerse yourself in the Delta quadrant / Hank Moody's psyche.
AMAZON'S LOVEFiLM ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL IN THE
UK AND GERMANY
LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, has announced today a multi-year
licensing deal with CBS Studios International that will expand the
exciting range of award-winning TV content already available on
LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service.
Starting today, LOVEFiLM's UK and German members will be able to
stream must-see U.S. television series from CBS and the premium
television network SHOWTIME. The shows available in the UK and/or
Germany include the hit CBS series The Good Wife and Blue Bloods plus
award-winning programming from SHOWTIME such as Nurse Jackie,
Californication and Dexter.
The deal between LOVEFiLM.com and CBS is also great news for Star Trek
fans of all ages, with the original 1960s series and Star Trek Voyager
now available to stream on-demand.
The agreement with CBS Studios Int. expands LOVEFiLM's already vast
and varied catalogue of award-winning TV available to stream instantly
and follows a number of other recent high-profile content deals with
widely recognised film and TV studios.
Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at LOVEFiLM said:
"We're thrilled to announce this latest deal with CBS Studios Int.,
and bring another great selection of hit US TV shows to our members.
The quality, quantity and diversity of what we can offer our members
is absolutely fantastic which is why we're quickly becoming the first
choice subscription service for TV fans."
Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group added:
"We're excited to partner with LOVEFiLM and their terrific
subscription service on an agreement that will bring their UK and
German subscribers a range of CBS content that audiences around the
world are very passionate about. This is another example of the
growing licensing opportunities available for CBS's world class
content in a dynamic global marketplace."