Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new partnership with six major Hollywood studios that will bring their high definition movies on to the PlayStation Network. This will make PSN the first online console service to offer HD movies from all of the hollywood giant movie firms.
20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros have all signed up to an agreement that will bring HD films to rent or purchase via the PS3. Peter Dille, SCEA’s senior VP of marketing and PSN had this to say:
Securing high definition content form these studios is another significant milestone further validating PlayStation Network as a complete entertainment network in the home. PSN is the first and only service to deliver high definition home entertainment from all six major studios, directly to consumers for download. It continues to offer the most comprehensive catalogue of HD movies to PSN members that realise the wide-ranging entertainment power on the PS3 system.
The first films to appear on PSN due to this partnership will include Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Night At The Museum 2, Disney Pixar’s Up, Star Trek, District 9 and Inglourious Basterds.