SPHE Press Release: Sony Pictures offers range of enhanced extras on Digital Movies

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    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Offers Range of

    Enhanced Extras on Digital Movies



    New Features include Search, Social Sharing and More

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    [FONT= 'Century Gothic']Culver City, Calif. (March 9, 2011)[/FONT][FONT= 'Century Gothic'] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced a range of enhanced extra features on select digital movie purchases, [/FONT][FONT= 'Century Gothic']enabling movie fans to engage with SPHE’s content in innovative, interactive ways.[/FONT]

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    [FONT= 'Century Gothic']These new features include functionalities that leverage internet-connected digital platforms and include the following:[/FONT]

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    • [FONT= 'Century Gothic']“Enhanced Search”[/FONT][FONT= 'Century Gothic'] functionality utilizes the latest facial recognition and speech-to-text software and a database of frame-level information including dialog, actors and character names to return search results that link to exact spots in the movie where the keyword appears.[/FONT]
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    • [FONT= 'Century Gothic']The “Clip & Share” feature allows viewers to choose among a selection of film clips that can be shared instantly on Facebook and Twitter. [/FONT]
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    • [FONT= 'Century Gothic']“Interactive Music Playlist”[/FONT][FONT= 'Century Gothic'] links to the exact scene where a song is featured in a film as well as to the iTunes Music Store for easy purchase of soundtrack albums and select songs. [/FONT]
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    [FONT= 'Century Gothic']SPHE’s enhanced digital movie features are currently available through iTunes on recent releases. Burlesque and The Other Guys contain all three features. Saltand Resident Evil: Afterlife contain “Enhanced Search” and “Clip & Share.”[/FONT] [FONT= 'Century Gothic']Available on iTunes March 22, The Tourist will offer “Clip & Share” and “Enhanced Search.” On the same day, How Do You Know will offer “Clip & Share.”[/FONT]

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    [FONT= 'Century Gothic']“Developing innovative features like search and social sharing are integral to increasing the value and relevance of our digital offerings, and to making digital movie purchases more collectable for consumers,” said Rich Berger, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Strategy and Operations at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “As consumers continue to embrace digital content, we plan to expand these and other new and innovative features to additional SPHE titles and across digital service platforms.” [/FONT]

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    [FONT= 'Century Gothic']Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com[/FONT]

     

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