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SONY ANNOUNCES LATEST CONTENT TO ENHANCE ITS INTERNET-BASED BRAVIA® INTERNET VIDEO PLATFORM
Toronto, February 17, 2011 – Sony of Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce that Netflix will soon be offered through the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform on all 2011 EX Series, NX Series and select HX Series* models, Blu-ray Disc™ players** and Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre systems*** in Spring 2011.
Netflix, a third party online service providing unlimited access to movies and television episodes for a single monthly charge of $7.99, is expanding its service in Canada and will be available on Sony BRAVIA Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) models by April 2011.
“Sony of Canada’s announcements of Netflix and recently ‘Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™’ demonstrate the emergence of streaming TV content in the homes of Canadians,” said Daniel Phillips, Director of LCD TV Marketing at Sony of Canada. “Adding new services to Sony BRAVIA’s Internet television content offering gives our customers access to a vast library of highly desirable streaming content.”
With BRAVIA Internet Video-capable HDTVs, users can enjoy one of the largest collections of premium and free on-demand entertainment directly on their HDTV. Through an existing broadband connection, users can access online video, music, and content from over
25 providers including YouTube™, Sports Illustrated, Slacker, Epicurious.com, Concierge.com, Style.com, and Dailymotion. Additionally, BRAVIA’s Internet Widgets feature allows users to access and view their Facebook®, Twitter®, and Flickr® accounts!
Sony BRAVIA Internet Video-capable HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre systems can be purchased online at http://www.sony.ca/IPTV/, Sony Style retail stores, and at Sony authorized retailers across the country.
* Netflix and “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” will be available on the following
Sony television series:
EX521, EX620, EX720, NX720, HX729, HX820, and HX929.
** Netflix and “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” will be available on the following
Blu-ray Disc™ players:
BDP-S 370/380, BDP-S 470/480, BDP-S 570/580, and BDP-S 770/780.
*** Netflix and “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” will be available on the following
Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre systems: BDV-E280, BDV-E980W, BDV-880, and BDV-L600.
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Handycam® Camcorders, VAIO® computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver the true entertainment experience. Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses.
With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1,000 employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and 57 Sony Style retail locations across Canada.