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Amazon Movies Now On Bravia Video Link

9/11/2008 02:10:00 PM Eastern

San Diego — Sony said Thursday that Amazon Video On Demand is now available live through the Sony Bravia Internet Video Link, enabling owners of Bravia TVs with an optional set-back-box to receive thousands of premium movies and TV shows from the online service.

Amazon Video On Demand offers immediate access to streaming movies and television shows purchased or rented by users who own compatible Sony Bravia televisions equipped with the optional Bravia Internet Video Link and an in-home broadband service.

At the same time, Sony said that streaming high-definition content is now available on the service from Dailymotion and other providers at no additional cost.

“Consumers want immediate access to premium on-demand movies and top TV shows in their living room and the Bravia Internet Video Link service now offers one of the largest on-demand streaming libraries available,” stated Randy Waynick, Sony Electronics home products division senior VP. “From high-quality, full HD movies on Blu-ray Disc players, to the immediate satisfaction of streaming feature-length videos directly to Bravia TVs over the Internet, we are in a position to deliver entertainment for any consumer taste.”

The services join a collection of content providers for the Bravia Internet Video Link including, YouTube; CBS, Yahoo!; Sports Illustrated; blip.tv; CondéNet’s Style.com, Men.Style.com, Epicurious, Wired.com and Concierge.com channels; Sony Pictures’ Crackle, The Minisode Network, Timeless TV and Inside Sony Pictures channels; FEARnet; Ford Models; SingingFool; and VideoDetective.

To user the Amazon.com service, Bravia Internet Video Link users must register an account, enabling them to purchase or rent programming directly from their TV or online at Amazon’s Web site and begin watching the streaming content immediately on their Bravia television, Sony said.

When a title is ordered, it is automatically added to consumers’ Amazon Video On Demand “Your Video Library,” providing easy access to purchased and rented content. A backup version can also be found in the library, which is accessible from the Sony Bravia Internet Video Link device user interface or on Amazon.com.

Dailymotion offers HD and standard-definition content including videos from Dailymotion’s most popular channels and categories, including comedy, extreme sports, news, music and independent film.

High-definition clips are also available to Bravia Internet Video Link users from such providers as FEARnet, VideoDetective, Blip.tv and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony said high-definition content found on these channels, as well as Dailymotion, carries no additional charge.

The Bravia Internet Video Link module is currently available for an average selling price of $300 at Sonystyle.com, Amazon.com, SonyStyle stores and authorized retailers.

The module is compatible with the majority of Sony’s 2007 and 2008 Bravia LCD TV models.

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