Lovefilm signs with CBS to bring Californication, Dexter and classic Star Trek to the platform

Amazon's media-streaming service Lovefilm has signed a multi-year content deal with CBS Studios International, which adds all manner of new TV shows to its Lovefilm Instant line-up.

It includes TV series from CBS and Showtime, so The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Californication and Dexter will be available to stream to all compatible devices. In addition, the 1960s series of Star Trek is part of the deal, as is Star Trek Voyager. Both are available on the platform to watch on-demand now.

"We're excited to partner with Lovefilm and their terrific subscription service on an agreement that will bring their UK and German subscribers a range of CBS content that audiences around the world are very passionate about," said Amando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group.

"This is another example of the growing licensing opportunities available for CBS's world-class content in a dynamic global marketplace."

The news comes on the back of Lovefilm's acquisition of The Walking Dead as a streaming exclusive in the UK and redesigned, reworked applications being made available for Xbox 360 and, now, Sony Bravia TVs.