Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the addition of a variety of entertainment offerings from Lucasfilm Ltd., Cinetic FilmBuff, ContentFilm International, Image Entertainment, Inc., MPI Media Group and New Video to the PlayStation Network video delivery service. The content, which will be made available on November 2, 2009 for purchase or rent, further enhances the video delivery service's already robust library of downloadable entertainment content, including new and favorite movies, television shows, sports, anime, original entertainment, and more.
The new content partners will provide a broad range of video entertainment, including Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars; seasons 1 and 2 of the popular TNT series Leverage (Cinetic FilmBuff); Image Entertainment, Inc. feature films such as Powder Blue and Management; the horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from MPI Media Group; Hurlyburly and Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road from ContentFilm International; and the online miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog from New Video. Additional entertainment content will be added over time.
Available exclusively for PlayStation3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) handheld, and the ground-breaking PSP (PlayStationPortable) go system, the video delivery service offers PlayStation customers access to more than 10,000 hours of downloadable entertainment content at home or on the go, including over 2,300 full-length movies and more than 14,400 television shows. PlayStation Network now boasts the most content of any downloadable video delivery service through a video game console available today, with 40 studio and network content providers, including entertainment from every major motion picture studio.
Accessible through the PlayStation Store, the popularity of the video delivery service has continued to skyrocket since its launch in July 2008, with downloads increasing over 100% in September 2009 when compared to September 2008. PlayStation Network is an entertainment network that unites people and innovative entertainment to deliver captivating experiences worldwide. In addition to offering new and original forms of entertainment, PlayStation Network supports free and community-centric online gameplay, communication tools, and PSP and PS3 systems connectivity. PlayStation Network has more than 29 million registered accounts worldwide.