Comcast boosts digital store with Sony deal
Comcast is to sell Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) titles through its Xfinity On Demand digital store. In the coming weeks, Xfinity TV customers will be able to purchase Sony Pictures movies and TV shows to own and access anytime, anywhere, on any device, often before the DVD release.
Michael Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition at Comcast Cable, described the Sony Pictures library as “a terrific addition” to its rapidly-expanding offering of hit films and TV shows available for purchase, “The response to the digital store has been encouraging and tells us our customers love the flexibility and ease of purchasing content directly from Xfinity On Demand to watch when and where they want it,” he added.
“Sony Pictures is pleased that this agreement brings significant titles to Comcast customers,” said Man Jit Singh, SPHE President. “We deeply value our relationship with Comcast and look forward to working closely with them to meet the needs of all audiences.”
Among the first titles available for purchase will be the multi-Academy Award nominated American Hustle which will be available to own digitally on March 11th.
Additional Sony Pictures movie and TV titles that will be available for purchase in the coming weeks include the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, as well as popular movies such as Captain Phillips, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Amazing Spiderman and 21 Jump Street.
The Comcast catalogue now includes content from FOX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.