PlayStation Signs Deal with Hollywood Studios for HD Movies

By Kristin Brzoznowski


FOSTER CITY: Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has secured agreements with 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer HD movies for purchase and rental on the PlayStation Network video delivery service in the U.S.

New titles available today on PlayStation Network include 20th Century Fox’sNight at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianJennifer’s Body and Fantastic Mr. Fox (on March 23); Warner Bros. Digital Distribution’s The HangoverHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Wizard of Oz; and Universal’sInglourious BasterdsCouples Retreat and Public Enemies. There’s also a package from Walt Disney Pictures that includes Disney Pixar’s Up, Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force and Disney’s Earth. From Paramount Pictures comesStar TrekParanormal Activity and Zoolander. Sony Pictures is offering up This Is It2012District 9 and Zombieland.

Initially, the content will only be available in the U.S., with plans to launch soon in the U.K., France, Germany and Spain.

Peter Dille, the senior VP of marketing and PlayStation Network at SCEA, commented: “Securing high-definition content from these studios is another significant milestone further validating PlayStation Network as a complete entertainment network in the home. PlayStation Network is the first and only service to deliver high-definition home-entertainment from all six major studios, directly to consumers for download. PlayStation Network continues to offer the most comprehensive catalogue of HD movies to PlayStation Network members that realize the wide-ranging entertainment power of the PS3 system.”


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