Neocrisis: LOVEFiLM, Europe's largest subscription service - streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post - has signed a significant agreement with US-based Widevine, naming Widevine as LOVEFiLM's preferred provider of digital rights management (DRM) and video optimisation solutions. This will allow LOVEFiLM's digital content to be accessed on the broadest cross section of devices.
TechCrunch - The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers by having the most enticing content means rarely a week goes by without news of another content licensing deal being inked between the streamers and the studios. Earlier this week, for instance, LOVEFiLM signed a streaming deal with NBC Universal – covering “hundreds” of TV shows such as the U.S. version of The Office and 30 Rock. But with all this noise it can be tough to figure out how substantial the catalogues of rival services actually are.
Pocket-Lint: Having made its debut on the Nintendo Wii last week, the Lovefilm app on the Wii U has now been activated.
An icon has appeared on the UK Wii U GamePad since launch (and, in fact, even beforehand - with review machines proudly sporting it), but until now it has not worked. Spark it up today, however, and you will be able to access your Lovefilm Instant account - after an update has downloaded and installed, of course.
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