Sony nabs first carriage deal as U-verse, DISH, DirecTV add Sony Movie Channel

AT&T U-verse subscribers are getting yet another new movie service, this time from Sony Pictures, which brings a library of some 3,500 HD titles to the IPTV service. The Sony Movie Channel also will be available on DISH Network and DirecTV. All three service providers will offer the channel on multiple platforms, on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online.

"We're seeing a strong demand for high definition movie content," said Andy Kaplan, president of networks for Sony Pictures Television." Sony Movie Channel was designed specifically for the Hollywood movie fan, bringing our high-quality catalogue of feature films directly to viewers."

It's the Sony movie networks first carriage deal, and will be available to subscribers nationwide.

But, before you pop the bubbly, don't expect any new releases... the lineup does include some hits, but they're from a little deeper in the catalog, including titles like: The Graduate, Philadelphia, In The Company Of Men, Ghostbusters II, Das Boot, and The Fisher King.

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