Sony Computer Entertainment America has secured agreements with 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer HD movies for purchase and rental on the PlayStation Network video delivery service in the U.S.
New titles available today on PlayStation Network include Night at the Museum, The Hangover, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Inglourious Basterds and Disney Pixar’s Up. Sony Pictures is offering up This Is It, 2012, District 9 and Zombieland.
Initially, the content will only be available in the U.S., with plans to launch soon in the U.K., France, Germany and Spain.
Peter Dille, the senior VP of marketing and PlayStation Network at SCEA, commented: “Securing high-definition content from these studios is another significant milestone further validating PlayStation Network as a complete entertainment network in the home. PlayStation Network is the first and only service to deliver high-definition home-entertainment from all six major studios, directly to consumers for download.”