New service to expand entertainment offering of PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP giving consumers downloadable content when and where they want it
FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment
America (SCEA) today launches the company's new video delivery service on
PLAYSTATION(R)Store for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable) systems in the United States. Consumers will have the
ability to download full-length movies, television shows, and original
programming accessible through the PLAYSTATION Store on PLAYSTATION(R)Network.
With nearly 300 full length movies and more than 1,200 TV episodes, many
available in both standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD),
PLAYSTATION Network's video delivery service makes PS3 the ultimate
entertainment platform and enhances PSP's status as a portable entertainment
marvel. PLAYSTATION Network's video delivery service will become available
later this evening.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will initially make available to
consumers content for video rental and electronic sell-through from top movie
studios including: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Entertainment, MGM Studios,
Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment as
well as titles for rent from The Walt Disney Studios and a wide-ranging menu
of popular titles from a variety of television partners.
'PLAYSTATION Network's video delivery service capitalizes on the superior
value and entertainment potential of PS3 and PSP -- not only for gaming
enthusiasts, but also for the millions of consumers looking to buy the best,
most versatile solution for their home entertainment system,' said Jack
Tretton, president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America. 'The
collaboration of Sony's film, TV and entertainment business units, coupled
with our hardware and content offerings, provide consumers with entertainment
experiences unlike any on the market.'
The video delivery service will have full integration in the PLAYSTATION
Network, utilizing the same login, wallet management, and user interface of
the newly revamped PLAYSTATION Store. Video will be categorized, for example,
by top rating, alphabetical order, television shows, and movies and content is
also fully searchable, for example, by title, producer, studio and cast. In
addition, PS3's progressive downloading means users can view content shortly
after the downloading process begins.