Amazon’s Lovefilm inks deal for The Walking Dead

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has inked a deal with Fox International Channels for mega-hit zombie series The Walking Dead.the_walking_dead_425

The scripted show set ratings records on AMC in the US and has been made available in the UK from today.

The deal with FIC gives Lovefilm season one of the horror drama and the subsequent two runs will be made available over the next eighteen months.

Commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has the free-to-air rights in the UK and Fox has it on pay TV and will launch season four this autumn.

Lovefilm will be the only subscription on demand service in the UK to have the show.

Chris Bird, director of film strategy at Lovefilm said: “It is seriously impressive that the show has become one of the most-watched drama series in basic US cable history, and a real testament to its quality. We are thrilled to bring this great content to our members, especially as we are the only subscription service in the country to do so.”