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Sony Adds Netflix to the Sony Entertainment Network
Netflix application on Sony BRAVIA, Blu-ray players, Network Media players and PS3 provides instant access to wide variety of TV programmes and films
It was announced today that Netflix will be available on the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) from 24th April.
The Sony Entertainment Network is a digital portal rich with entertainment content and can be accessed through selected Internet-connected Sony BRAVIA televisions, Sony Blu-ray players, Network Media player and PS3 devices sold in the UK and Ireland.
“Adding Netflix to the Sony Entertainment Network, gives consumers an even broader choice of devices to instantly watch unlimited TV programmes and films streamed over the Internet,” said Greg Peters, vice president of product development at Netflix. “We’re always looking to provide people with new ways to enjoy Netflix.”
Netflix offers convenience and value with a broad range of films and TV series to choose from. Netflix has revolutionised entertainment by giving people a choice to enjoy what they want to watch, when they want to watch it for a low monthly price over a wide range of internet-connected devices.
Netflix will sit alongside other popular third party services on the Sony Entertainment Network including YouTube and BBC News, as well as unique services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited
“We’re very excited about the addition of Netflix to our SEN portfolio” said Edd Uzzell, Sony category development manager. “All of our consumer products – whether that is a BRAVIA, VAIO, Tablet or Xperia – are designed to provide the best quality content possible, and having great content providers offers consumers greater choice for their home cinema experience.”
The Netflix app will be available on all 2012 BRAVIA, Blu-ray and Blu-ray Home Theatre models which feature Sony Entertainment Network.
For more details please visit sony.co.uk or netflix.com/netflixreadydevices
About Sony UK
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, “α” (Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world’s leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.
Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.
With more than 23 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV programmes. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited films and TV episodes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.