Visit our new website:

Amazon to close Lovefilm in Germany

  • Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:46

Amazon will shut down its DVD and Blu-ray rental service Lovefilm in Germany on October 31, 2017.

“We thank all customers who have used the Lovefilm DVD rental service,” Amazon said in a statement. “In the past years, a growing number of customers have made use of streaming services while the demand for renting DVD and Blu-ray discs has declined at the same time. We will therefore close down the Lovefilm DVD rental service on October 31, 2017.”

The around 50 affected employees will be offered other job positions at Amazon.

Lovefilm was founded in the UK in 2002 and launched its German service in 2006. The company was acquired by Amazon in 2011.

Broadband TV News



Related Stories

Facebook's AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:37

The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook's working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality. According to a patent publishe...

'Unprecedented interference' as Erdogan tells Turks in Germany not to vote for 'enemies of Turkey'
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:24

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling grand ...

US judge rejects Roman Polanski victim's bid to close case
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:23

A US judge has dismissed a plea by a woman raped as a teenager by director Roman Polanski to close the 40-year-old case. The 84-year-old filmmaker fle...

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:41

The leaks just keep coming. The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven't let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest ex...

3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:20

At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said. World News - UP...

Telecable to shutter OTT service
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:38

Spanish operator Telecable is to close its OTT platform after failing to secure football rights for the new season. Tedi-TV will shut on August 31 wit...

US burger giant Five Guys set to expand in Germany
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:24

Popular American fast food chain Five Guys announced via Facebook on Wednesday that they’re on their way to Germany. The Local

Report: Ericsson could shed fifth of workforce
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:42

Around 25,000 employees of the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson could lose their jobs in a SEK 10 billion savings plan. Svenska Dagbladt says...

1 person killed, 1 injured after knife attack in Wuppertal, Germany, police op underway – reports
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:19

One person has been killed and another injured in a knife attack in the German city of Wuppertal, according to media reports citing police. A manhunt ...

Selena Gomez seriously has a twin and we can't tell who's who
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:42

What a dream it is to be a celebrity doppelgänger, but alas, that privilege is only given to a lucky few. And even half of these people only kind...

Can the security community grow up?
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:38

 As the times change, the security community needs to adapt. We live in an imperfect world, as Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of...

Tina Fey eats a cake for America on SNL's 'Weekend Update: Summer Edition'
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:41

Tina Fey didn't like seeing racists march through her college town.  "It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville," t...

News Categories