Sony Expands ‘The Interview’ to VOD, PlayStation, Additional Theaters
Sony Pictures Entertainment continues to expand distribution for “The Interview.”
Following the film’s initial digital release on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox, and SeeTheInterview.com, its now available for rental or purchase through a number of VOD services from cable and satellite providers, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS TV, Charter Communications, Cablevision, and AT&T U-verse TV.
On January 1, the film will come to Vudu, a digital on-demand service owned by Walmart, and Sony’s own PlayStation Network.
Additionally, the number of US theaters showing the film will expand to more than 580 this coming weekend. The film opened in 331 theaters on Christmas Day.
“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, in a statement.
The latest box-office numbers peg “The Interview” at $3.3 million (as of December 30). The film also made more than $15 million online, most of which came via YouTube and Google Play.Tags: pay tv, PlayStation, playstation network, sony, Sony Hack, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the interview, VOD