More than 50 films from Disney’s library to become available on LoveFilm

LoveFilm has signed an SVOD and TVOD streaming deal with Disney to become the first UK SVOD outfit to stream the major’s titles in the UK.

UK members of LoveFilm will be able to rent and stream more than fifty titles, including Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dead Poets Society, Armageddon, Cocktail and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Recent Disney titles such as TRON: Legacy, Tangled and I Am Number Four, will be available to watch online instantly on LoveFilm’s TVOD (pay-per-view/transactional video on demand) service.

LoveFilm already rents all available Disney DVD and Blu-ray titles via its rental-by-post service.

Catherine Powell, SVP/GM Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company EMEA commented: ”We’re working with innovative partners such as LoveFilm to offer our programming to viewers in evermore flexible, easy to access ways, and this agreement builds on our existing DVD rental partnership to further extend the availability of our films amongst UK audiences.”

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon acquired Lovefilm in January. The company claims 1.6 million customers in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Norway and has already signed content deals with MGM, Momentum and Warner Bros. this year.