Sony has announced that "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity", a premium streaming video service, will be available this fall in five European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. Qriocity is a network service platform that is designed to connect many of Sony's network-enabled devices and allows consumers to enjoy high quality entertainment across multiple devices.
The statement indicates that with the "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity," customers can choose from hundreds of box office hits from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), NBC Universal International Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, as well as popular content from top local studios. Many movies are available in High Definition (HD) as well as Standard Definition (SD), and all can be rented at the touch of a button on Sony's 2010 models of network-enabled BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray Disc™ players, and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity" has been available in the U.S. since April 2010.
Sony also unveiled plans to introduce "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™", a new, cloud-based, digital music service. The new technology will be available by year's end and will give music lovers access to millions of songs stored and synchronized through the cloud.
"We are excited to offer our customers high quality, cloud-based entertainment experiences across many of Sony's network-enabled devices," said Kazuo Hirai, President of Networked Products & Services Group, Sony Corporation. "Services 'powered by Qriocity' will revolutionize the way that users play, listen, watch, share, communicate, learn, discover and create their digital entertainment content."