or


[06/02/09 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Digital Media Strikes Comprehensive Movie and Television Distribution Deal with Playstation(R)network's Video Delivery Service
Episodes of "Head Case," "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up," "Painkiller Jane," "Tripping the Rift" and more are available to Playstation users beginning today.

[via press release from Starz]

Starz Digital Media Strikes Comprehensive Movie and Television Distribution Deal With PlayStation(R)Network's Video Delivery Service

EST and VOD Offerings Launch Today in U.S. with Hit Movies From Overture Films, Starz Originals, Other Video Favorites

LOS ANGELES, June 2 -- (E3 Expo) -- Starz Digital Media, an operating division of Starz Media, and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today at the E3 Expo the launch of a wide collection of new movie and video content on PlayStation(R)Network, which is accessible for download via PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) systems in the United States. The multi-faceted content distribution agreement widely expands the depth and breadth of movie, television, and popular video content for both electronic purchase and video-on-demand rentals for PlayStation(R) users.

Hit movies from Overture Films, including Righteous Kill (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino), and Traitor (Don Cheadle) will be available along with other films from Starz Media, including Anchor Bay Entertainment's Lower Learning (Eva Longoria Parker, Jason Biggs, Rob Corddry) and the cult classic Phantasm. Manga Entertainment's Dead Space: Downfall will be available from Starz Media's deep feature and animated film library. Each movie will be typically offered for rental or purchase in standard definition (SD) and an additional High Definition (HD) option will be offered when available.

Starz Originals from the flagship Starz premium pay TV channel ("Head Case" and "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up") will be available for electronic sell through (EST) in SD, with more coming soon. Also included is television programming from Starz Media, including "Painkiller Jane," "The Descendants of Darkness," and "Tripping the Rift."

A wide selection of Starz Media's popular Manga Entertainment for anime lovers everywhere will also populate the rental and purchase offerings, including movie and TV series from "Ghost in the Shell," "Street Fighter," classic episodes from series such as "Robotech" and new releases including "Gurren Lagann."

Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media and lead executive for Starz Digital Media commented, "The PlayStation Network/Starz Digital Media agreement announced today highlights the changing face of Starz and its increasing ability and wherewithal to offer mainstream and niche, targeted fare from various genres across multiple platforms and business models."

"PlayStation users alike can now enjoy an even wider range of popular long-form and short-form content for purchase and rental," said Mara Winokur, Starz Media's vice president, digital media and business development. Winokur, who brokered the deal for Starz Digital Media, noted, "We are delighted to enter into this agreement with this bold, visionary company that is redefining the face of gaming and mobile platforms."

The Starz agreement expands the PlayStation Network video delivery service now to nearly 1,900 movies and 9,400 TV episodes, many available in both SD and HD, making the PS3 system the ultimate entertainment platform, and the PSP system a leader in portable entertainment. Additionally, PlayStation Network offers movies in HD from all major motion picture studios and gives PS3 users the largest selection of movies on any gaming platform.

For more information about the content available on PlayStation Network visit: http://www.us.playstation.com.

About PlayStation(R)Network

The PlayStation(R)Network is an entertainment network that unites people and innovative entertainment to deliver captivating experiences worldwide. In addition to offering new and original forms of entertainment, the PlayStation Network supports free and community-centric online gameplay, communication tools, and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) and PLAYSTATION(R)3 connectivity. As of May 2009, the PlayStation Network has more than 24 million registered accounts worldwide.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) and PS one(R) game console, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its digital services PlayStation(R)Network and PlayStation(R)Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment systems and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About Starz Digital Media

Starz Digital Media, an operating division of Starz Media, LLC, is responsible for all digital and on-demand distribution of library content from Overture Films, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Originals from Starz Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment. Through a range of distribution and marketing partnerships with multichannel video providers, Internet distributors and wireless operators worldwide, Starz Digital Media makes its content available under numerous business models including download-to-own/electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported streaming. The division also programs and supports numerous ad-supported broadband channels and develops games and gaming-related content from many of its properties for distribution worldwide.

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming - including theatrical films - and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

"PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", "PSP", "PS one" and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.





  [june 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· HEAD CASE (STARZ)
· MARTIN LAWRENCE PRESENTS: 1ST AMENDMENT STAND-UP (STARZ)
· PAINKILLER JANE (SYFY)
· TRIPPING THE RIFT (SYFY)









[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/23/14 - 06:40 PM]
21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled
It's a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history.

[04/23/14 - 05:03 PM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Broadcast Schedule Announced
The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

[04/23/14 - 05:02 PM]
2014 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Highlights include 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game.