Sony reveals first UK UV titles
March 27, 2012
By Colin Mann
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) UK has confirmed that three of the studio’s summer releases – Jack & Jill, The Vow and 21 Jump Street – will arrive in stores during June and July 2012 with UltraViolet digital versions of the movies included with their respective Blu-ray Discs and DVDs.
Purchasers of the titles will be able to benefit from the UltraViolet digital content ownership ecosystem, which will allow them to access the movie via any UltraViolet-compatible service or device – from PCs and tablets to TVs and smart phones.
David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, said that SPHE’s goal was to make content ownership more convenient and flexible in the evolving digital marketplace. “By bridging physical and digital media, UltraViolet presents an unprecedented value for consumers,” he claimed.
In the US, Sony titles The Smurfs and Friends With Benefits were the first UltraViolet releases, arriving in stores at the beginning of December 2011. The UK is the second territory after the US to launch UltraViolet-compliant physical products.