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Lovefilm’s Universal Pictures deal wins some Kick-Ass films

Films including Kick-Ass, Despicable Me, American Reunion, Battleship and Senna will be available on Lovefilm  thanks to a deal with Universal.

Streaming film service Lovefilm has struck another exclusive deal with a major Hollywood studio, following tie-ups with Disney, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros.

Kick Ass on Lovefilm

Subscribers will see NBC Universal’s titles arriving from about 12 to 20 months after they’ve been in the cinemas, depending on the film – known as the second pay-TV window.

Jim Buckle, MD of Lovefilm said: “Lovefilm is proud to offer its members access to the highest quality content across multiple platforms from another of the world’s most respected studios.

“NBC Universal is also Lovefilm’s latest exclusive streaming deal in our quest to deliver the widest choice of content on as many platforms as possible.”

In the UK, Sky has almost exclusive access to Hollywood films in the first pay-TV window from six to 20 months.

Lovefilm’s streaming video service costs £4.99/month and can be accessed on more than 175 devices including PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, iPad, and a growing number of internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players from brands such as Sony, Samsung, LG and Cello.

Other Universal Pictures titles will include It’s Complicated, Nanny McPhee Returns, Leap Year, Green Zone, The Wolfman, Robin Hood, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, The American, Paul, Fast Five, Bridesmaids, Johnny English Reborn, Snow White and the Huntsman, Bourne Legacy, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax and Safe House.  

UK film rights windows, courtesy Sky