Exciting thrillers and documentaries: ZDF Enterprises inks content deal with LOVEFiLM
Munich and Mainz, 26th February 2013
LOVEFiLM, Amazon’s online video shop, is once again adding many new Video-on-Demand titles online this month: the content deal with ZDF Enterprises offers many fantastic highlights, especially for fans of Scandinavian thrillers and premium documentaries.
Among the crime series are Arne Dahl, Verdict Revised and Commissario Montalbano. The lavishly produced documentaries Die Deutschen, Der Heilige Krieg and Universum der Ozeane ensure many gripping and informative hours. But there’s also a lot in store for younger viewers:
Dance Academy, Der Kleine Nick and Lauras Stern are also included in the ZDF Enterprises portfolio.
LOVEFiLM subscribers with a rental package starting at EUR 6.99 per month can call up the ZDF Enterprises titles as well as many other film and series highlights without a time restriction. It is possible to stream the digital LOVEFiLM titles as VoD via PC or connected TV sets.
The LOVEFiLM offering is already directly integrated into the Internet-compatible Sony Bravia Home Theater system, the Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation3. Moreover, with the LOVEFiLM app, films can be streamed directly on the iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire apparatus that has been available since October 2012. Many titles are also available in HD quality and are thus particularly well suited for viewing on the Kindle Fire HD, which boasts lush colors and sharp contrasts from every angle with its high-quality HD display.
Dr. Christoph Schneider, CEO of LOVEFiLM Germany, states that: “The content deal with ZDF Enterprises is a genuine plus for our LOVEFiLM subscribers; the extremely multi-faceted titles will ensure outstanding entertainment on a high level.”
Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, adds: We are very delighted that such a broad selection of superior-quality programs from our extensive catalogue are available as of now from LOVEFiLM as Video-on-Demand.”
In the past months LOVEFiLM has concluded many content deals with further studios and film distributors such as Disney, Warner, Paramount, MGM, Studiocanal, Prokino, Koch Media, Tobis, BBC, Miramax and Universum.
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zdf-enterprises.de.
LOVEFiLM is an Amazon firm and Europe’s leading online DVD- and Blu-ray distributor as well as Video-on-Demand provider. It was founded in 2004 by the London media conglomerate Arts Alliance Media. Since then the firm has been expanding in Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and now has over two million subscribers in Europe. LOVEFiLM has been offering its film portfolio in Germany since October 2006. Headquartered in Munich, LOVEFiLM has been a subsidiary of Amazon EU SarL since the beginning of 2011.
LOVEFiLM offers both the postal distribution of DVDs and Blu-rays as well as a Video-on-Demand service. Through Internet-compatible terminals, top films and series can be streamed directly into one’s living room. Access to the extensive LOVEFiLM offering is already directly integrated into the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 as well as Sony’s Internet-compatible BRAVIA LCD TV sets, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. Thanks to the LOVEFiLM app, films and series can also go mobile! Many titles can be directly streamed on the iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, which has been available since October 2012. For only 6.99 euros a month the digital flatrate allows an unlimited use of the Video-on-Demand offering. More about the service and rental packages under www.lovefilm.de.
Parallel to the DVD and Blu-ray rental operation and Video-on-Demand service, film fans will find current trailers, film reviews, interviews and additional information on the topic of film on www.lovefilm.de. LOVEFiLM subscribers can also write their own reviews and evaluate films.
Both this added value as well as the excellent service have fundamentally contributed to making LOVEFiLM one of the most popular providers in the branch. In May 2012 the magazine Smart TV tested five online video shops and gave LOVEFiLM the note “good” (second place). In the comparison test “Internet-Video Shop Providers” of Computer – das Magazin für die Praxis, LOVEFiLM scored a good result (2,14) and came in second from altogether seven services that were examined. After a vote conducted among nearly 40,000 readers of the magazines AUDIO, stereoplay and Video-HomeVision, LOVEFiLM ranked first in the category “Online Video Shops” by WEKA Media Publishing GmbH in January 2011. In 2012 LOVEFiLM again came in first in the category “Online DVD and BD Rental.”
Press Contact LOVEFiLM
Harvard – Good Relations Group GmbH
Tel. +49 (0)89 532957-48
Fax +49 (0)89 532957-888
E-Mail: Silke.Ponert@harvard.de, Lovefilm@harvard.de