UPDATE, THURSDAY, 11:05 AM: Dish Network joined the cable and satellite outlets making Sony Pictures’ The Interview available, starting Friday on pay-per-view, renting for $5.99.
PREVIOUS, WEDNESDAY AM: Beginning today, The Interview will be available on VOD via several cable, satellite and telecom providers, Sony Pictures Entertainment said. The studio has reached agreements to distribute the controversial pic on VOD through iN DEMAND affiliates including Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable; VUBIQUITY affiliates including Charter Communications, Cablevision, and AT&T U-verse TV; Verizon FiOS; DIRECTV; as well as VUDU, Walmart’s digital VOD service.
The film will be made available through their VOD and pay-per-view services from $5.99 starting today and rolling out in different markets through the weekend. VUDU and Verizon customers can buy a digital version of the film in addition to the VOD rental. The Interview will also be made available on PlayStation Network starting tomorrow.
“We have always sought the widest possible distribution for The Interview, and want to thank our new partners for helping us make that happen,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment.
The Interview is currently available online through Google Play; YouTube Movies; Microsoft’s Xbox Video; iTunes; and, through Sony’s dedicated website http://www.seetheinterview.com. The film pulled in $3,3 million as of December 30, since opening in a limited theatrical release on Christmas Day. As of Saturday, The Interview had pulled in more than $15 million in online revenues, according to Sony. On Friday, the number of U.S. independent theaters showing the film will increase to over 580.
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