FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sony Movie Channel Launches Authenticated Online Extension
Sony Movie Channel Everywhere Makes Uninterrupted, Uncensored, Full-Length Feature Movies Available Online to DISH Network and DIRECTV Customers
CULVER CITY, CA (October 4, 2011) - Sony Movie Channel, the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), unveiled its authenticated online service Sony Movie Channel Everywhere, making a wide variety of full-length Hollywood movies available online at no additional charge to DIRECTV and DISH Network customers. The announcement was made today by Superna Kalle, general manager, Sony Movie Channel.
Offering uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in stunning high definition online, Sony Movie Channel Everywhere showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library, including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas.
"We continue to see a strong demand for high definition movie content and recognize that our viewers are well-connected," said Kalle. "By making our high-quality catalogue of feature films available online, DIRECTV and DISH Network customers can now enjoy our collection of content anytime and anywhere."
DIRECTV and DISH Network customers can log onto www.sonymoviechannel.com/smc-everywhere using their carrier account username/email address and password for instant access to a diverse selection of high-quality movies on their computer. DISH Network viewers can also log in to www.dishonline.com to view Sony Movie Channel. Viewers must be a subscriber of Sony Movie Channel located in the HD Extra Pack on DIRECTV and DISH Network's Blockbuster Movie Pass package.
Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards® including 12 for Best Picture. A sampling of titles currently available to viewers includes:
- Night of the Living Dead
- The Prince of Tides
- The Razor's Edge
- The Seventh Sign
For more information about the Sony Movie Channel, visit www.sonymoviechannel.com. Find the Sony Movie Channel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SonyMovieChannel or follow the Sony Movie Channel on Twitter @SonyMovieCh.
About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 543 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.