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PSN Video Store Partners with MTV Networks

January 8, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino

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PlayStation Network announced today plans to offer content from all of MTV Networks as well as other programming from parent Network Viacom such as Spike, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more!

From the official Press Release from SCEA:

Playstation(R)Network’s Video Delivery Service Partners With MTV Networks to Offer Lineup of Hit Entertainment, Kids’ and Comedy Programming

 

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that MTV Networks (MTVN), a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), will bring its hit entertainment, kids’ and comedy programming to PlayStation(R)Network’s video service for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) systems in the United States.  The partnership encompasses MTVN brands attracting a diverse collection of audiences, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike, Logo, CMT, The N, TV Land and Atom.

The initial lineup of TV shows available for download to own beginning in February will include a growing library of current popular shows including MTV’s The City, COMEDY CENTRAL’s Emmy and Peabody-Award winning South Park, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and VH1’s Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.  New shows premiering in the spring will be added as they become available.



The PlayStation Network video delivery service provides consumers with an exceptional entertainment experience as it adds movies, TV and exclusive content for rental or purchase to its already comprehensive lineup of games, demos, trailers and variety of other features.  The video delivery service is home to nearly 1,200 movies and more than 3,000 TV episodes, many available in standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD), making PS3 system the ultimate entertainment platform and PSP system a leader in portable entertainment.

“We’re thrilled to add content from MTV Networks to our line up, it’s a perfect fit for the PlayStation(R) demographic, one of the most coveted audiences in entertainment today,” said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA.  “Combined with the superior technology of the PS3 and PSP, the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service truly provides consumers the best and most comprehensive content on demand from an incredible line up of entertainment brands to enjoy at home or on-the-go.”

“From Nickelodeon to TV Land and everywhere in between, MTV Networks’ brands feature some of the most popular shows and some of the hottest stars for almost every conceivable demo,” said Greg Clayman, Executive Vice President, Digital Distribution and Business Development, MTV Networks.  “By making our diverse content lineup available through the PlayStation Network, we’re giving PlayStation users instant access to hundreds of hours of our very best programming in the comfort of their own living rooms.”