Posts Tagged ‘Sony Pictures’

Video Unlimited on Sony Tablet S Partially Live

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Video Unlimited

Update:The full version of Video Unlimited is now available. See Video Unlimited Arrives on Sony Tablet S for more details.

When the Sony Tablet S launched last week, two things stood out. Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited were not yet available, though they were featured on the home screen. Over this last weekend at least one of them received an update. Video Unlimited now offers 5 older movie titles. With a caption stating that the full store is coming soon, you can choose from the following 99 cent rentals:

  • 13 Going on 30
  • Joe Dirt
  • The New Guy
  • The Wedding Planner
  • White Chicks

Quite the eclectic selection. When you click on the image thumbnails you are taken to an information page with all the pertinent details like price, running time, MPAA rating, and plot. You can rate the movie and watch a preview as well. While the selection is not that great currently, it is a nice preview for things to come. It would have been nice to have the full program out of the box, but it is better to delay the software temporarily rather than the hardware, especially considering the fierce competition the Tablet S faces.

Video Unlimited - The New Guy

Sony Launches Movie Channel

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Sony gathered up more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films and created a new television channel. 184 of these have received Academy Awards, including 12 for Best Picture. Not a bad starting lineup.

The Sony Movie Channel is offered on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse TV, as part of their HD lineup. Where can you find it? On DISH Network, it is on channel 386 and is available in the HD Platinum package. DISH is offering a free month preview which started on October 18. On DIRECTV you can find it on channel 563 and is part of the HD Xtra Pack. AT&T U-verse customers can find Sony Movie Channel on channel 1791, as part of the HD Premium tiers. Want to watch it online instead? You can watch it on DishOnline.com. It is also available as Video on Demand (VOD) for DISH Network HD Platinum customers.

Sony put together a brief introductory video to announce the channel. Check it out below.

I am a DISH Network subscriber so I have been trying out the free preview this weekend. There are a lot of movies I watched as a kid currently on, and I am looking forward to seeing what else is available. If you are using DISH Network, DIRECTV, or AT&T U-verse be sure to check it out.