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Netflix and LoveFilm Added to UK Movie Competition Probe

The arrival of Netflix in the UK and the growth of rival LoveFilm on the film delivery scene could help BSkyB out of its current fix with the Competition Commission, which has asked for more time to consider competitiveness in the UK's broadcasting world thanks to the new streaming upstarts.

Blockbuster Reminds Us It's Still Here With Netflix and LoveFilm-Blocking Time-Limited Movie Exclusives

By Sam Gibbs on at

With all this bluster about Netflix and LoveFilm, it’d be easy to forget that we also have Blockbuster in the UK. It’s still there with its brick and mortar stores, trying to justify its existence. Now it’s gone on the offensive with rental exclusives that tie-up films like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for two to three weeks; you won’t be able to get them anywhere else, not even streaming.

Netflix is Here, But Does the UK Really Need Another Television On-Demand Service?

By Bulent Yusuf on at

With a wee bit of fanfare and a few murmurings of excitement, Netflix has finally arrived in the UK and Ireland. But it is really that big of a deal? It's not as if we don't have a veritable avalanche of television on-demand services already dribbling out of our ears. Between iPlayer, LOVEFiLM, 4OD, ITV Player, Virgin Media, iTunes, YouTube and Sky, we've got all the bases covered thank you very much. Or do we?

BBC On-Board For Netflix UK Launch

By Sam Gibbs on at

Looks like Netflix is going to offer a tad more for Brits than just crummy American films come early 2012. The BBC has signed up to put its back catalogue on the streaming service, with highlights including Torchwood, Spooks, Little Britain and Fawlty Towers.