FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sony Pictures Expands Distribution Of The Interview
NATIONWIDE VIDEO-ON-DEMAND AVAILABLE THROUGH IN DEMAND AND VUBIQUITY AFFILIATES, VERIZON FIOS, AND DIRECTV; ELECTRONIC SELL THROUGH AND VIDEO-ON-DEMAND AVAILABLE THROUGH VUDU AND VERIZON FIOS
[Culver City, CA, December 31, 2014] - Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that it has reached agreements with the nation's leading cable, satellite, and telecom providers to distribute The Interview on video-on-demand (VOD) through iN DEMAND affiliates including Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable; VUBIQUITY affiliates including Charter Communications, Cablevision, and AT&T U-verse TV; Verizon FiOS; DIRECTV; as well as VUDU, Walmart's digital VOD service. The film will be made available through their VOD and pay-per-view services from $5.99 starting as early as Wednesday and rolling out in different markets through the weekend. Customers of VUDU and Verizon have the option to buy a digital version of the film in addition to the VOD rental. The Interview will also be made available on PlayStation Network starting tomorrow.
"We have always sought the widest possible distribution for The Interview, and want to thank our new partners for helping us make that happen," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment.
The Interview is currently available online through Google Play; YouTube Movies; Microsoft's Xbox Video; iTunes; and, through the dedicated website www.seetheinterview.com. The film opened in a limited theatrical release on Christmas Day. On Friday, January 2, the number of U.S. independent theaters showing the film will increase to over 580.
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