More than 1m people subscribe to this online DVD rental service, which claims to be the third-largest subscription entertainment business in Britain after Sky and Virgin Media. London-based Lovefilm.com says it sends out 1mDVDs a week and is developing a new video-on-demand service. Led by chief executive Simon Calver, the company acquired Amazon’s British and German DVD rental business last year. Sales have grown 128% a year from an annualised £6.2m in 2005 to £73.1m in 2008.
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