Monday, July 10, 2006

Guba Signs Sony for Online Movie Distribution began offering more than 100 feature-length movies from Sony Pictures via its premium online video download service.

The launch makes GUBA the first video sharing community to distribute Sony Pictures movies online. Among the diverse slate of more than 100 titles that will be available for digital downloading at are Spider-Man 2, Underworld: Evolution, Memoirs of a Geisha, Hitch and the classic Bridge on the River Kwai.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) plans to steadily increase the number of films available for Internet sales over the coming months, with an expected 500 films, including day and date releases, being offered to consumers within a year.

GUBA users can purchase films as of today on a download-to-own basis. New releases are priced at $19.99 and catalog titles will retail from $9.99. All video content can be downloaded and played on compatible home computers. Some titles will also be available for rental on a Video-on-Demand (VOD) basis.


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