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Sony Pictures expands 4K movie service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is due to expand the availability of its 4K movie streaming service, Ultra, and will update the store to include rental options. From the first quarter of 2017, SPHE said that Ultra will be available on PCs for the first time, debuting on computers powered by 7th Generation Intel Core […]

Sony Pictures to launch 4K streaming service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is due to launch a new 4K Ultra High Definition movie streaming service in the US next week. ULTRA will launch on Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs, powered by the Android TV operating system, on April 4. Sony said that the app will allow users to buy Ultra HD movies, with […]

Sony Pictures unveils first Ultra HD Blu-ray discs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has announced plans to launch its first Ultra HD Blu-ray titles in early 2016. The next-generation disc format will offer 4K Content with High Dynamic Range and Immersive Audio, with SPHE’s first titles to include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express, and The Smurfs 2. SPHE said this first batch of Ultra […]

Comcast cuts House of Cards deal, mulls own YouTube-type service

US cable giant Comcast has acquired rights to sell season one of Netflix original House of Cards through its set-top boxes. The deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment means the dark political drama will be available to Comcast set-top box customers with Xfinity TV to purchase or rent through the recently launched Xfinity On Demand digital store […]

BT launches digital movie store on YouView

BT has launched an electronic sell-through service, allowing YouView users the option to buy digital copies of movies. The telco has signed deals with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to provide the latest blockbusters from both studios, along with a selection of modern and library titles. The move makes BT […]

Blinkbox re-launches UK VoD service with multiple studio deals

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme. The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers. It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, […]