Sony, PS3, get HD deals with six studios

Sony and its PS3 game console are in the catbird seat after Sony wrapped up a deal that gives the PlayStation platform access to HD movies from six major motion picture studios for rental and purchase.

The content from 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. Digital will be available initially only in the United States, but Sony says the rollout will continue soon in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain.

"Securing high definition content from these studios is another significant milestone further validating PlayStation Network as a complete entertainment network in the home. PlayStation Network is the first and only service to deliver high definition home entertainment from all six major studios, directly to consumers for download," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA.  "PlayStation Network continues to offer the most comprehensive catalogue of HD movies to PlayStation Network members that realize the wide-ranging entertainment power of the PS3 system."

New title available include: "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" Disney Pixar's "Up", Jerry Bruckheimer's "G-Force", Disney's "Earth", "Star Trek", "Paranormal Activity, "Zoolander", "2012", "District 9", "Zombieland", "Inglourious Basterds", "Couples Retreat", "Public Enemies", "The Hangover", "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and "The Wizard of Oz."

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