LOVEFiLM has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide which will see a number of BBC kids shows made available to members of the streaming service. Show’s covered by this deal include including The Story of Tracy Beaker, Teletubbies, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Balamory. This deal follows on from a recent deal with Saban Brands to bring Power Rangers to LOVEFiLM and comes as one of the company’s main competitors, Netflix, is producing its first original kids series titled Turbo: F.A.S.T.
Speaking of the deal, Chris Bird, Director of Film Strategy at LOVEFiLM, said: “We are committed to bringing the very best in children’s TV to our ever-increasing audience, and are thrilled to have secured even more brilliant BBC shows for members to enjoy. We have got some of the best family programming around and look forward to entertaining fans of all ages.”
While Lisa Rousseau, BBC Worldwide’s Head of UK, Ireland and Pan European Television Sales, added: “More parents are turning to LOVEFiLM’s kids’ TV offering as a form of quality family entertainment than ever before and we are excited that this new agreement will see our award-winning children’s shows available to subscribers. This is a natural partnership for us and follows on from our previous content deals.”