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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment To Release the Studio's First UK Titles with UltraViolet™
  • "Jack & Jill", "The Vow" and "21 Jump Street" Blu-rays will Include UltraViolet Digital Versions
  • London, UK (March 27, 2012) - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) UK today announced three of the studio's hottest summer releases, Jack & Jill, The Vow and 21 Jump Street, will arrive in stores through June and July 2012 with UltraViolet digital versions of the movies included with their respective Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs.

    After a customer purchases a Blu-ray Disc or DVD with UltraViolet and creates their free cloud-based UltraViolet account, they will be able to access their movie through any UltraViolet-compatible service or device - from PCs and tablets to TVs and smart phones. UltraViolet gives users unprecedented freedom and flexibility to download and stream their movies most anywhere they can access the Internet. Users can even share their library with up to six family members in their household account.

    David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment commented that "Our goal at SPHE is to make content ownership more convenient and flexible in the evolving digital marketplace. By bridging physical and digital media, UltraViolet presents an unprecedented value for consumers".

    Walmart, the US's largest retailer and the first major retailer to launch a fully integrated UltraViolet solution, last week announced an in-store "disc-to-digital" service which provides consumers an opportunity to gain digital access to their existing DVD and Blu-ray libraries. Walmart's efforts will contribute significantly toward generating momentum and awareness among an extremely broad consumer base in the US.

    With over 1,000,000 live accounts across the US and UK, UltraViolet is the ultimate digital innovation for home entertainment, both for the industry and the consumer. It enables an entirely new way to collect and enjoy entertainment in the home or on the go, breaking down the existing barriers in the digital marketplace.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Please visit http://www.uvvu.com for more information on UltraViolet.

    Contact:

    Fritz Friedman
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    +1.310.244.7799
    Fritz_Friedman@spe.sony.com

    Jodie Gottlieb
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    +44.207.533.1575
    Jodie_Gottlieb@spe.sony.com