The UK DVD Rental Guide Blog is reporting that Video Island and Lovefilm have merged.
We did notice some discrepancy on subscriber numbers, with the BBC claiming 200K Video Island scubscribers and 120K Lovefilm, while the press release claimed the new group would have 400K+. Whatever the precise numbers, we believe the combined company will control between half and two-third of the UK online DVD rental market, or 17% of all UK rental business (including bricks-and-mortar shops).
Video Island issued a press release about the merger.
Thanks to David from DVDInfo.ca for sending this in.