Simon Morris

Amazon launches second wave of pilots

Amazon’s production arm Amazon Studios has debuted a host of new original programme pilots spanning comedy, drama and kids shows. The 10 pilots launched today on Amazon-owned VOD service Lovefilm in the UK and on Prime Instant Video in the US, with a selection of the shows that prove most popular due to be made […]

LoveFilm launches on iPhone

Amazon-owned subscription video-on-demand service LoveFilm has launched a version of its streaming app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The launch marks the first time that the LoveFilm Instant service has been available on these mobile devices, though the iOS app was already available for Apple iPads. LoveFilm said the updated app features a new […]

Still ‘early days’ for Lovefilm content strategy

Amazon-owned VOD service Lovefilm is looking to up its exclusive content and original show commissions, though chief marketing officer Simon Morris has admitted it is still “early days” for the firm. Speaking to TBI and sister publication DTVE at the press launch of Crossing Lines, the latest in a string of original drama series that […]

Rastamouse makes tracks for Lovefilm

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has acquired a children’s programming package including Rastamouse from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution’s library. The deal gives Lovefilm UK rights to series such as Curious George, Barbie: Princess Charm School, The Land Before Time and Maisy. Rastmouse’s international distributor DHX Media appointed NBCU subsidiary Universal Pictures UK as its local home […]

Lovefilm signs Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle deal

Amazon-owned video-on-demand service Lovefilm has signed a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to offer UK viewers food and lifestyle TV content from Food Network and Travel Channel. The deal marks Lovefilm Instant’s first move into the lifestyle and cooking genres, and includes shows such as Man Vs. Food Nation, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Restaurant: […]

Good Wife, Dexter set for Lovefilm launch

Amazon-owned on-demand platform Lovefilm has secured CBS Studios International-distributed scripted programming including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Dexter. The deal will see a range of shows from CBSSI launch on the platform in Germany and the UK. These include CBS series Good Wife and Blue Bloods and Showtime series including Nurse Jackie, Californication and […]