PS3 and PS Vita getting new movie streaming service
- Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 09:42 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 2 Comments
EPIX has signed a deal with Sony to bring its movie streaming service to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
The EPIX app will be released on PS3 during the first quarter of 2013 and the Vita app will follow. On-demand movies, T.V. shows and event will be available to those who currently have EPIX as their cable provider in the U.S.
Here’s what EPIX and Sony had to say about the new relationship.
"We're thrilled to join forces with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer subscribers a unique and unparalleled experience. This is another important step in our mission to provide the best content in every way consumers want it, creating better entertainment experiences using our premium content, and by working with technology partners and our distribution partners," said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President.
"Our core audience has demonstrated a tremendous appetite for streaming movies and TV shows through their PS3, and we're excited to bring EPIX into the homes of millions of PS3 owners in the U.S. as well as to PlayStation fans on-the-go through their PS Vita," said Phil Rosenberg, SVP, Strategic Business Development, SCEA.
EPIX has a decent back-catalogue of titles from the major studios, such as Paramount and MGM, as well as popular films including The Hunger Games and Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol. Head over to the EPIX website to see what else is in store.
- 12:31pm EST - January 3rd, 2013
Big deal...how many of these movie/ t.v. show apps do we really need?...they all say theirs is different but they really are the same...just different name.
- 5:35pm EST - January 5th, 2013
when movies are sold for 1$ I could buy some little number, what is called "HD movies" in digital are 720p movies with bitrate less than a DVD, so a DVD is around a DivX pirated movie, why would I spend anything on this quality?
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