Amazon’s LoveFilm Pacts With Viacom

Amazon's LoveFilm Pacts With Viacom

Shows such as "The Hills," "Jersey Shore" and "Dora the Explorer" will be available on the VOD service

Amazon’s VOD service LoveFilm has inked a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to stream a raft of TV content from its channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central.

The deal will see hundreds of hours of popular reality TV series, comedy and children’s entertainment stream on the U.K. and German on-demand service.

Shows available under the deal include “The Hills,” “Punk’d,” “Teen Mom” and “Jersey Shore” as well as the U.K. spin-off “Geordie Shore.”

Also available are children’s series such as “Dora the Explorer,” “Blue’s Clues,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Team Umizoomi,” “Bubble Guppies” and “Go Diego Go!”

“We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of hundreds of great shows from prestigious broadcasters such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon,” said LoveFilm director of content strategy Chris Bird. “These new additions to our already extensive selection of entertainment will offer our members – kids and adults alike – more variety than ever before.”

David Lynn, exec vice president and managing director of VIMN U.K. said: “This is a great way for our audience to access some of VIMN’s most well-known content, across any device. This partnership will create a fantastic gateway through which fans can view their favorite VIMN shows.”

LoveFilm has more than 2 million subscribers across Blighty and Germany and has inked content deals with major studios and indies including Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Universal, Disney, Sony Pictures, Studiocanal and eOne.

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