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BERLIN — Paramount Pictures has inked a multi-year content deal for Germany with Lovefilm, Europe’s leading online entertainment subscription service.The agreement provides Lovefilm subscribers in Germany exclusive streaming access to Paramount titles during the first subscription TV window beginning this fall. The deal means Lovefilm members in Germany will have access to Paramount’s upcoming titles before any other pay TV provider in the territory, including such films as the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit,” J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller “Super 8” and Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Subscribers will be able to instantly stream all of Paramount’s new and future releases via the Lovefilm Player, either on PC, via in-home connected living room devices or on PlayStation3. Later this year, German members will also be able to watch films instantly through the Xbox 360. It the latest content agreement to boost Lovefilm’s European offering and follows other recent deals, including first subscription pacts in the U.K. with eOne and Studiocanal.