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Sony’s The Interview on pay-TV

January 2, 2015

kim-jong-unSony Pictures Entertainment has made its provocative comedy, The Interview, available through US pay television operators and it has doubled the number of independent theatres to show the movie.

The film will also be sold through Wal-Mart on-demand service, Vudu, and on Sony’s PlayStation Network, Sony said. It was already on Google Play and YouTube.

After the film earned $15 million from 2 million sales or rentals over four days, Apple added the movie to its iTunes store, where it ranked as the top-selling movie on December 31st.

This week US cable, satellite and telecommunications providers began making the The Interview available to rent through their video on-demand and pay-per-view services. The providers include Comcas, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, AT&’s U-verse, Verizon’s Fios and DirecTV. Vudu and Verizon customers also can buy the film.

The Interview will also play in more than 580 independent theatres starting on January 2nd.

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