Vikings, the first original drama series commissioned by US cable channel History, will air exclusively on VoD platform LoveFilm in the UK and Germany.
This is the first time LoveFilm has picked up a television series before it has had a traditional network broadcast.
And the deal, with producer/distributor MGM Television, will see the nine-episode series become available to LoveFilm Instant subscribers in the UK from May 24 and in Germany from June 15 this year.
Vikings charts the adventures of Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior who wants to explore and raid distant lands around the world.
It was created and is written by Michael Hirst.
Source: MGM Television