Sony launches PS3 Video Delivery Service

Written by Joe Martin

November 19, 2009 // 11 a.m.

Tags: #50-new-every-week #800-films-now #films #movie #ps3 #pspgo #sony #sony-launches-ps3-video-delivery-service #video-delivery

Sony has launched a new Video Delivery Service for the PlayStation 3 and PSPGo today, with more than 2000 films available worldwide and 800 titles on offer in the UK.

Sony plans to grow the video store, which is accessible through the PlayStation Store following a new firmware update, at a consistent rate too - promising 50 new films every week.

The Video Delivery Service carries both HD and SD films from a number of major studios and publishers including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company 1, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Starz Media, Universal, and Warner Bros. No adult films yet then.

Films are available to both rent for a limited period (from £2.49) or buy (from £6.99), with HD titles obviously costing a little bit more than the SD versions. Titles can be transferred between Sony devices too, which is nice if you're wanting to take films with you on the go.

Sony is currently running an offer to celebrate the launch too, allowing you to get a free copy of The Da Vinci Code if you buy Angels & Demons. New PlayStation 3 owners who register for a PSN account between now and the end of the month will also be able to get a free download of Transformers 2 - yay!

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 Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House.

We were at the official launch of the new service last night and got a quick chance to have a fiddle with the Video Delivery Service and our impression was that it was quite good and functional, despite the un-catchy name.

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