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PSN Video Delivery Service launches in Europe tomorrow

Wednesday, 18th November 2009 19:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEE’s confirmed its version of SCEA’s PS3 Movie Store, dubbed the “PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service,” will launch in Europe tomorrow.

The facility will be first available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with “more than 2,000 movies” up for download.

There are both rent (from €1.99) and buy (from €7.99) options, and films in both SD and HD.

Titles available “within the launch window” include:

  • Angels and Demons
  • Bruno
  • Cars
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Crank 2
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dead Space: Downfall
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Gran Torino
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • National Treasure
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Public Enemies
  • Star Trek
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Transformers 2
  • Valkyrie
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Additional content will be added weekly. PR after the break.

Press Information For Immediate Release
PlayStation®Network Video Delivery Service for Europe
Now Available on PlayStation®3 and PSP™(PlayStation®Portable) More than 2000 movies available, to rent or to own, at the click of a button
LONDON – 19th November 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) further expanded its PlayStation® entertainment experience today with the launch of the PlayStation®Network video delivery service for Europe. Now available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with other countries to follow in 2010, the service allows film fans to download hundreds of movies, including the latest releases, straight to their PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable). More than 2,000 movies are available across the stores to rent (from €1.99) or to buy (from €7.99), many in High Definition* (HD) as well as Standard Definition (SD), from major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company1, Lionsgate2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM)2, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Starz Media2, Universal, and Warner Bros. The service also provides a broad selection of content from local market studios including ContentFilm International, E1 Entertainment UK and Optimum Releasing (UK), and Constantin Film, Kinowelt and Universum Film (Germany), MK2, EuropaCorp, Pathé, SND and Wild Side Video (France) and Vértice Cine (Spain). Titles available within the launch window include Angels and Demons; Bruno; Disney/Pixar’s Cars; Walt Disney Pictures’ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Crank 2; The Dark Knight; Dead Space: Downfall; Drag Me to Hell; Gran Torino; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; National Treasure; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; Public Enemies; Star Trek; Terminator Salvation; Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen; and Valkyrie; and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Additional content will be added on a weekly basis. “The launch of the PlayStation Network video delivery service extends our entertainment offering and provides consumers with another way to access their favourite movies, whether at home or on the go,” said Andrew House, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “With the choice of content constantly expanding, including full games, bite-size downloadable “minis” games, demos and now movies too, the PlayStation Network is the gateway to a world of entertainment.” At launch, there will be a special offer for existing PSN members, allowing them to receive a complimentary copy of The Da Vinci Code if they buy Angels and Demons. There will also be a special promotion to encourage new members. Anyone who registers for a PlayStation®Network account using their new PS3s between 19th & 30th November 2009 will receive a voucher to download a complimentary copy of Transformers to own3.

Located on the PlayStation®Store under the “Video Store” section, the PlayStation Network video delivery service provides consumers with an exceptional entertainment experience, adding HD and SD movies for rental or purchase, to the already comprehensive line-up of games, demos, trailers and other content.

The video delivery service will be fully integrated within the PlayStation Network, using the same log-in, wallet system and user-interface. Visitors can search for movies by name, or can browse categories such as “new releases”, “genres” and ”most popular downloads”. PS3’s progressive downloading allows viewers to start watching a film shortly after the download begins. They can also access certain games or other content on their PS3 while the download is taking place.

Consumers who choose to rent have up to 14 days to watch their movie, and, once playback is started, they have 48 hours to watch the content. Purchased movies are stored on the PS3 hard disk drive and can be accessed at home via PS3 or transferred to PSP for content on the go.

The PlayStation Network video delivery service takes prime position in a line-up of PlayStation entertainment features, alongside streaming music video with VidZone®, Catch Up TV services and free digital TV viewing with PlayTV™. With games, music, Internet, photos, communications and more, it’s yet another reason to make PS3 and PSP the heart of your entertainment world. To find out more, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.eu.playstation.com” www.eu.playstation.com .

* Initially HD content will only be available to rent

1 Content only available to rent or to buy in the UK and to rent in Germany at launch

2 Content from these studios will be available only in the UK

3 The promotional code will be sent to eligible customers in December 2009.

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  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    YAY For Europe..
    Renting movies over PSN is so much easier and super nice quality picture
    compared to Blockbuster, its way more convenient, pick, and stream!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Cort

    Now? Not on my PS3. :(

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    Yup blockbuster will be dead soon :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Razor

    It says 19th on that PR….it should launch tomorrow.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I’m really sorry. I missed the date. The PR was embargoed until 7pm tonight. It actually launches tomorrow.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. psxman

    *sigh* living in NZ sure does suck… Though I’ve heard it’ll be next year for us.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    *annoyed*

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Cort

    Gee, thanks Pat. I’ve got six mates on their way round with 30 cans of lager and half a dozen pizzas, expecting to watch “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” when they get here. They’re gonna be real pissed when I tell them they’ve got to come back tomorrow.

    Some or all of the above may be a lie.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    :D

    *cutting down, not across*

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Eregol

    I know that’s only a ‘beginning’ list, but I do hope there’s a considerable amount more of day 1 content. Otherwise what the hell have we waited so long for?
    They put the delay down to localised content. So, there must be more or I shall be very annoyed.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Cort

    @Eregol, the US store grew quickly and continues to expand at a fast rate (the selection is now huge). I’m sure that we’ll have weekly additions as they do.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    “Dead Space” as in ‘Dead Space: DownFall’? If so buy it, its awesome.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    Yea Dead Space Downfall is cool. I have the Blu-ray edition. Sony and EA need to really collaborate on Blu-ray/Game Hybrids.

    Dead Space Downfall movie/Dead Space1 or 2

    Dante’s Inferno animated feature/Dante’s Inferno

    All on one Blu-ray disc like Watchmen was suppose to be.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    How long do you get the movies if you rent them?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Syrok

    “Consumers who choose to rent have up to 14 days to watch their movie, and, once playback is started, they have 48 hours to watch the content”

    #15 4 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    I am pretty stoked about this.

    It’s sad that a gaming event could indeed chnage my friends Friday night plans, but that’s how it goes. Plus the WineRack round the corner is closing down and there’s 40% off… So that will be all good.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    @Syrok why thankyou dear sir :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Eregol

    @Cort
    I have no doubt that content will grow quickly.
    I just want extensive day 1 content considering how long they’ve made us wait.
    If they’re just going to put up miniscule content (with what appears to be no localised content) why didn’t they just give us the same as the US store at the same time they launched it?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    Actually you know that has to be a mistake:
    “-Dead Space
    -Downfall”

    Surely thats ‘Dead Space Downfall’.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah. I’ve changed it. I love this post. It’s my favourite.

    #20 4 years ago