LOVEFiLM snags deal with ABC Studios for more US TV streaming
As Netflix encroaches more and more on LOVEFiLM’s streaming territory with its arrival in the UK, LOVEFiLM has begun a mission to tie up as much content as it can. This time it has secured a bit of US TV with an ABC Studios deal that will put Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and others up for on-demand streaming.
ABC Studios is Disney’s TV branch in the US, and produces many popular American shows. Unfortunately, the deal won’t mean that we’ll get any of the new seasons any faster, since they’ll only appear on the service once they’ve aired on UK TV (either pay-TV or free-to-air).
Netflix and LOVEFiLM have become locked in a battle for streaming supremacy upon Netflix’s travel across the pond early this year. With just £1 in price difference (£4.99 for LOVEFiLM, £5.99 for Netflix) it has become a battle for content and the quality of the sites that neither is willing to give up on.
At the time of the UK launch, Netflix offered TV programmes from the BBC, CBS, Channel 4′s 4oD, Disney UK & Ireland and ITV.