Lovefilm pacts with U.K.’s Channel 4

Shows include 'Father Ted,' 'Inbetweeners,' 'Shameless'

LONDON

Amazon-owned video streaming service Lovefilm has struck a content deal with Channel 4, giving subscribers access to the U.K. broadcaster’s on-demand archive service 4oD.

Lovefilm members will have instant access to hit and cult shows including “Father Ted,” “The Inbetweeners,” “Queer as Folk” and “Peep Show” in a specially branded 4oD collection that will be continuously added to and feature more programming such as the first seven seasons of “Shameless.”

The agreement follows last week’s deal with NBCUniversal Intl. Television Distribution.

Lovefilm also has pacts with ABC, BBC, ITV, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Miramax, Studiocanal and eOne. It has more than 2 million subs in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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