PlayStation Network’s video delivery service will offer a lineup of hit movies and television shows.
NBC Universal and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that movies from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and television programs from NBC Universal will be available for purchase on PlayStation Network, which is accessible for download via PlayStation3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStationPortable) systems in the United States.
An initial lineup of NBC Universal television programs will shows such as NBC’s The Office, Heroes and 30 Rock, as well as Sci Fi’s Battlestar Galactica and Eureka. Episodes will be available for purchase the day after they air in both SD and HD.
Previous seasons and additional programs will be added in addition to content from the extensive NBC Universal television library. NBC Universal and PlayStation Network will also be heavily promoting the availability of HD content by launching a joint campaign to create awareness of these hit shows in the highest quality experience.
New movie download releases, such as Role Models and the Academy Award-winning Milk, will be available beginning today for download to own. Other recently released and library titles from Universal Pictures and Focus Features, such as Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Death Race, The Incredible Hulk, Burn After Reading, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Big Lebowski, will also be offered for download to own in SD or to rent in both HD and SD.
NBC Universal will provide PlayStation Network users with a variety of ways to purchase and view movies and TV shows, including varying prices depending on the content and format (HD or SD).
With the addition of NBC Universal, the video delivery service is now home to over 1,300 movies and more than 4,500 TV episodes, many available in both SD and HD. Additionally, PlayStation Network now offers movies in HD from all major motion picture studios and gives PS3 users the largest selection of movies on any gaming platform.
Usage rules of the video delivery service allow content for purchase to be shared on multiple activated devices including PS3 and PSP systems per PlayStation Network account, depending on the type of content purchased by the user. For one price, consumers can transfer and view certain types of content on multiple devices.