LoveFilm Adds BBC Children’s Shows27 Mar, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
LoveFilm, Amazon’s U.K. subscription VOD service, is adding more children’s shows from BBC Worldwide, including “The Story of Tracy Beaker,” “Teletubbies,” “The Sarah Jane Adventures” and “Balamory.”
The additions expand on a previous announcement of more BBC Worldwide content for LoveFilm, made in February. That agreement brought the first series of “Luther,” “The Office” (United Kingdom), “Extras,” “Primeval” and more.
“We are committed to bringing the very best in children’s TV to our ever-increasing audience, and are thrilled to have secured even more brilliant BBC shows for members to enjoy,” said Chris Bird, director of film strategy for LoveFilm. “We have got some of the best family programming around and look forward to entertaining fans of all ages.”
LoveFilm has made other children’s content deals with Aardman, eOne, DHX Media, Disney and Saban Brands, and BBC’s content was a natural addition, according to Lisa Rousseau, BBC Worldwide’s head of U.K., Ireland and Pan European TV sales.
“More parents are turning to LoveFilm’s kids’ TV offering as a form of quality family entertainment than ever before and we are excited that this new agreement will see our award-winning children’s shows available to subscribers,” she said.