Netflix signs up Lionsgate UK for British launch

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Netflix is forging ahead with content deals for its planned UK and Ireland launch – and now it's signed up distributor Lionsgate UK.

Netflix will be the exclusive UK streaming service for Lionsgate UK's first-run titles, including The Expendables 2, The Hunger Games and the Dirty Dancing remake.

The Netflix deal also covers catalogue titles from Lionsgate UK, including Reservoir Dogs, The Blair Witch Project, 3:10 to Yuma and Good Night and Good Luck.

Earlier this month Netflix was said to be in talks with ITV after signing an exclusive streaming deal with MGM for many of the studio's first-run films.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.