Awesome! I am a huge Doctor Who fan as well as a fan of many other BBC and ITV shows because, for some reason, they seem to focus more on story than on quick, random action and massive special effects. That’s not to say they don’t have special effects, I mean, Dr. Who has had some of the best (read cheesiest) effects ever until its recent, er, regeneration. Well, Amazon is now going to be able to fill my need for streaming British TV it seems. Actually, they’re not because LOVEFiLM is only available in the UK, but that means all my British friends can now get their fill of streaming awesomeness from BBC and ITV through their LOVEFiLM subscription.
LOVEFiLM Gets BBC & ITV Content
First off, LOVEFiLM has partnered with BBC Worldwide in a deal that will give its members streaming access to content from the BBC’s vast archive of shows, plus celebrated programmes commissioned by other British broadcasters.
The subscription video on-demand (SVOD) deal includes some of the greatest British programming of all time. TV titles will include the nation’s much loved Doctor Who, the critically acclaimed Life On Mars, spy drama Spooks, highly-acclaimed mini-series Whitechapel, as well as some of the public and critics’ favourite documentaries including the breath-taking Planet Earth.
On top of that they also partnered with ITV to enable its members to instantly watch TV titles from the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster.
The subscription video on-demand (SVOD) agreement will give LOVEFiLM members access to ITV’s vast archive of shows, including a selection of recent popular content such as Marchlands and Above Suspicion, as well as classic crime series Prime Suspect and Inspector Morse and much loved British dramas such as Cold Feet and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
The renewed deal with ITV will add further premium TV content to the LOVEFiLM Instant service – Europe’s leading TV and movie subscription streaming service available on a range of Internet-connected devices including the PC, Sony PlayStation 3, Apple iPad, web-enabled TV sets and Blu-ray players and Microsoft Xbox 360 – and strengthen its existing offering of ITV programmes.
Ah well, I’ll just have to survive on BBC America and BBC America on-demand through Time Warner.