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Sony Pictures buys into Genius

Sony Pictures’ home entertainment arm has bought into LA kids company Genius Brands International. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment previously had a multiyear marketing and distributing agreement with Genius for its Kid Genius and Baby Genius labels in North America, but will now rep all of the company’s brands in the US and Canada. Genius brands […]

Sony expands 4K movie service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is due to expand the availability of its 4K movie streaming service, Ultra, and will update the store to include rental options. From the first quarter of 2017, Sony Pictures’ home entertainment arm said that Ultra will be available on PCs for the first time, debuting on computers powered by 7th […]

Sony Pictures to launch 4K streaming service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is due to launch a new 4K Ultra High Definition movie streaming service in the US next week. ULTRA will launch on Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs, powered by the Android TV operating system, on April 4. Sony said that the app will allow users to buy Ultra HD movies, with […]

Comcast cuts House of Cards deal

US cable giant Comcast has acquired rights to sell season one of Netflix original House of Cards through its set-top boxes. The deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment means the dark political drama will be available to Comcast set-top box customers with Xfinity TV to purchase or rent through the recently launched Xfinity On Demand […]

Multi-studio deal brings back Blinkbox programme trial

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme. The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers. It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, […]

Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. adopt Dolby technology for UltraViolet

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are to encode movies and TV shows in the UltraViolet Common File Format using Dolby Digital Plus, enabling UltraViolet users to view content with Dolby Digital Plus sound. The UltraViolet CFF is due to launch later this year, following work done by DECE members […]