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LoveFilm signs deal to stream Optimum films

The Deer Hunter

Having sealed a deal with Disney last month, LoveFilm has now further expanded its film catalogue by agreeing a tie-up with UK distributor Optimum Releasing.

This latest deal gives LoveFilm access to more than 30 Optimum pay-TV films as well as the company's extensive back catalogue, which includes The Deer Hunter, Mulholland Drive and The Pianist.

LoveFilm chief executive, Simon Calver, says: "We are very excited to be partnering with such an influential and innovative distributor as Optimum.

"This announcement means we can offer consumers great films like The Wrestler and The Ghost instantly as part of their subscription. LoveFilm's catalogue is going from strength to strength."

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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 whathifi.com 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.