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PlayStation Network Video Content Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Nov 21, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi again! The weekend’s here – time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PlayStation Network.

This week we’ve added new video content from the following television series:

  • American Dad, Season 4
  • Ax Men, Season 1
  • Bones, Season 4
  • Chuck, Season 2
  • Fringe, Season 1
  • Ice Road Truckers, Season 2
  • Prison Break, Season 4
  • Rumbling Hearts, Season 1
  • Sons of Anarchy, Season 1
  • Xam’d: Lost Memories, Season 2

We’ve also added the following feature films:

  • A Christmas Story
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • A Very Long Engagement
  • Analyze That
  • Bad Company
  • Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Calendar Girls
  • Casualties of War
  • Clean and Sober
  • Cliffhanger
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Contact
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • Diner
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Elf
  • First Knight
  • Four Minutes
  • Freddy Vs. Jason
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • Higher Learning
  • Immortal Beloved
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Kelly’s Heroes
  • Layer Cake
  • Linewatch
  • Lost Boys 2: The Tribe (Unrated)
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • Miss Congeniality 2
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Singles
  • Sniper 2
  • Stealth
  • Step Up 2: The Streets
  • Stripes
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • Tarzan, the Ape Man
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Juror
  • The Killing Fields
  • The Love Letter
  • The New World
  • The Science of Sleep
  • The Yakuza
  • U.S. Marshals
  • Until the End of the World
  • Wild Things

And, here are our top 20 movie and top 20 TV downloads for the week:

Top Movie Downloads_11_20

Top TV downloads 11_20

Have a great weekend!

//Add Your Own

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+ erico316 on November 21st, 2008 at 6:10 am said:

keep up the good work . sony should release an upgrades kit for the ps3 hard drive


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+ Ciscoc15 on November 21st, 2008 at 6:11 am said:

Great update. Thanks.


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+ LukaX23 on November 21st, 2008 at 6:18 am said:

Good update guys. ;) Looking forward to more ads! :)


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+ jazzyrider on November 21st, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

Movie time!


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+ hijaker77 on November 21st, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

Cool. Home is awesome… I love it but lets hope it expands a lot in the future.


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+ TheHakku on November 21st, 2008 at 6:41 am said:

Hooray! Finally, more Chuck! :p


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+ FritoZ on November 21st, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

You guys really gotta do something big to combat Netflix on the 360..

it think it’s time you guys revised the rental limits for the store..

I say let us rent movies or shows for one week, and within that week we can view the content as much as we want…

And if we BUY a movie, we get the rights to it! so we can transfer it to a another storage medium, because WE PAID FOR IT!

Why not simply charge for a memebership in the PSVideo store?

For $9.99 a month, we could rent up to 1 movie at a time, with unlimited viewings and rentals withing a month, but for 49.99 you only get one video at a time..

then for $19.95, you could have 2 videos at a time, you see what i’m doing here?

I seriously can’t believe you guys are making any money at all, at least compared to the money you would make if you actually made this service worth using!

thanks for listening!


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+ StalkingSilence on November 21st, 2008 at 6:50 am said:

@TheHakku,
I don’t know if you were being sarcastic or not – but Chuck is a great show.


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+ adolson on November 21st, 2008 at 6:53 am said:

@#1: Why? Just buy a hard drive from any retailer and put it in…. It’s going to be cheaper than if Sony started selling a Sony-branded “kit.”

I don’t even know what you could possibly require in said “kit” – a screwdriver? Who doesn’t own a screwdriver?


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+ gorillapimp on November 21st, 2008 at 6:55 am said:

hello Grace, i tried accessing the new Punisher trailer/content and im receiving an error. any word or clue as to whats going on?


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+ narde15 on November 21st, 2008 at 6:57 am said:

you guys should come up with a subscription rental program!


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+ Black3irteen on November 21st, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

@FritoZ #7:
I totally and completely agree. I would much rather pay for a Netflix-esque service that had a similar set of features. I think Netflix on Xbox Live was a huge move for Microsoft, and it makes the PSN video content seem a little lame…

Also, I’m never going to buy the digital copy of a movie, because I’m not free to use it like I am the BD or DVD.


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+ r-nice on November 21st, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

Any news on getting more studios onto the PS Store?


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+ narde15 on November 21st, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

and how in the heck do i get my pic back?


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+ narde15 on November 21st, 2008 at 7:02 am said:

oh and lolz for pulling all of columbia house flix from the nxe! totally hard core,you dudes rock, keep flexing those muscles.


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+ RoyMunson on November 21st, 2008 at 7:03 am said:

nice update. what happened to the movie PUMPKINHEAD? it was up there for a day or two last month and then disappeared.

and post #1 “sony should release an upgrades kit for the ps3 hard drive”.

what are you talking about? like #9 said all you need is a new hd and a screwdriver.


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+ TheHakku on November 21st, 2008 at 7:19 am said:

@StalkingSilence: I was waiting for the day when more episodes of this season would finally be available for purchase, so no, I wasn’t being sarcastic, sir. I enjoy it.


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+ schwaa on November 21st, 2008 at 7:20 am said:

@15

Did they do that? If so,that’s awesome!


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+ Scodo_Thope on November 21st, 2008 at 7:23 am said:

Retool the business plan on this one and I may want participate.

:P


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+ tearsofash on November 21st, 2008 at 7:33 am said:

I thought Rumbling Hearts was already on there? Is this the OVA? Anyways, at least I get a free pizza for downloading a video.


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+ enrichovega on November 21st, 2008 at 7:35 am said:

Thanks…now bring us more anime please and options for full season dloads.


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+ zeke2040 on November 21st, 2008 at 7:36 am said:

pretty cool update.. any word on live action japanese movies???


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+ narde15 on November 21st, 2008 at 7:40 am said:

@schwaa
yeah their is leagal jibber jabber to back up sony. but at launch of the nxe, not before they yanked all the columbia house stuff.

get this though only the 360 was effected you could still watch those videos via PC!

classic, this my friend will go down in the console history books!


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+ lakaihigh on November 21st, 2008 at 7:53 am said:

did anyone else here get an email from underground about when you rent movies you get a free pizza from papa johns? well i did and i can tell you right now ima be all over that! thank you sony and papa johns.

peace,
Lh


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+ narde15 on November 21st, 2008 at 8:16 am said:

please do tell! i have no papa john email!


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    + Grace Chen on November 21st, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

    The Papa Johns deal is an email only offer and only to select PSN members (near participating Papa Johns locations).


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+ slipping_halo on November 21st, 2008 at 8:23 am said:

Any word yet on getting this canada? if you guys would just please drop us a line at that, this year? next? never? whats going on? And about the HDD kit that people are talking about, i think it would be awsome if sony could sell just the bracket and extra screws, the damn thing was soo tight i stripped the screws and i have another hdd, i just want the mounting bracket for it now, so i can swap them both, just a suggestion!!


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+ FritoZ on November 21st, 2008 at 8:40 am said:

oops meant to read-

“For $9.99 a month, we could rent up to 1 movie at a time, with unlimited viewings and rentals withing a month, but for $9.99 you only get one video at a time..”

heheh the 4 and the $ share the same keyboard key..dur..


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+ ftwrthtx on November 21st, 2008 at 8:56 am said:

Thanks for the info


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+ snobrder218 on November 21st, 2008 at 9:04 am said:

I’m a little upset to be honest. We were told months ago that new Futurama was going to be posted on the store. Another week, and still no new episodes. Whats the deal? Did someone just screw up and realize its not there? Please can I get some answers here. I want my Futurama! :(


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+ subbed on November 21st, 2008 at 9:11 am said:

Some type of rental service would be nice. Also fix the DRM design and release more futurama.


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+ crystalx3d on November 21st, 2008 at 9:19 am said:

You guys seem to update with dozens of decent feature length movies every week and yet the selection of tv programs is still disappointing. Seriously, someone needs to work their negotiating magic and get more of the major networks on board with this thing. Some tv series are STILL missing random episodes. I want to be able buy a complete season at a competitive price and be able to back it up somewhere.
Until you come up with a rental subscription that is competitive, the current rental system can’t compete in price with just renting a physical dvd from the grocery store or RedBox. And I know I’d never buy a digital copy of a movie to own instead of a physical copy.
So I’m telling you, tv shows are where the money is, and you need more selection and networks. Especially hard to find stuff that isn’t playing anymore has the most opportunity for profit. There’s less options available than with movies, so people are more willing to accept digital distribution.


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+ smokey_vols on November 21st, 2008 at 9:48 am said:

Nice update, thanks for the great video updates. There has been alot of content lately.


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+ browren on November 21st, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

Guys, I bought and watched Rumbling Hearts like a month ago. It’s not new.

What gives? Did you change something about it?


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+ NEJI64 on November 21st, 2008 at 10:14 am said:

hey Sony get some more anime in the video store start with let say NARUTO get sub-version


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+ Prince_Serlith on November 21st, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

Neji64 is right sony needs to put more animations its only fair and right.


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+ nmc75 on November 21st, 2008 at 11:03 am said:

I would love to buy more and even rent movies from this plethora of video offerings on the PSN, but I can’t because I don’t believe renting a movie and forced to view it within 24 hours is feasible for me, give us at least 2 to 3 days… people live busy lives and it’s more attractive to give people that option. The current DRM and lack of ability to redownload a movie if one were to lose their HDD or want to transfer to another drive to make more room on the PS3 for games is also restrictive.


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+ DMeisterJ on November 21st, 2008 at 11:05 am said:

Ooh. Step Up 2. Didn’t catch that in theaters.

I’m gonna start buying XAMD too after all the goodness I hear about it.


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+ Asshandler on November 21st, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

PLEASE bring this to Canada. :(


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+ pick-e on November 21st, 2008 at 11:51 am said:

@Grace

I see you guys fixed up the anime section! Finally, one easy click to enter single-”season” series. Thanks for that minor but useful change. :)


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    + Kristi Fernadez on November 21st, 2008 at 4:00 pm said:

    Thank you for the suggestion.


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+ DDark on November 21st, 2008 at 12:34 pm said:

I really like all the content that Sony is putting out but I think it would be great if they came up with a monthly paid service. Maybe similiar to Netflix where you have different pricing plans that allow a certain number of free rentals per month with the top plan having unlimited rentals per month.

I think people would be into that alot. And it would be great competition for MS’s new Netflix service, especially since the Netflix download service choices are really bad.

I hope someone out there at Sony is reading this. Maybe if enough people ask for it, they may actually consider it!


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+ Thorpe on November 21st, 2008 at 12:35 pm said:

Seems good but seems like Sony is copying from Microsoft’s Video Marketplace. Many of these are on there. I want this in Europe ASAP!


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+ sainraja on November 21st, 2008 at 1:03 pm said:

I am glad to see Smallville season 8 on there! Thanks guys!


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+ sainraja on November 21st, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

I am really….thanks. I made it a point to ask in every video update blog post and you guys listened!! Awesome thanks.

Now I don’t have to worry about missing episodes.


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+ the_icon on November 21st, 2008 at 1:31 pm said:

The ads looks great, but we need to see more ads for PS3 FP titles like Resistance 2 and LBP.


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+ GORT22 on November 21st, 2008 at 2:16 pm said:

Sony, Three words “subscription rental program”
Also, need more anime.

Thanks!


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+ AGQ0105 on November 21st, 2008 at 2:53 pm said:

TV show Season Passes… or full season sales for a discounted rate… and also… please put the first season… i don’t want to not watch episode 3 from x season… or episode 7 from y season…. please fix this.


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+ AranhaHunter on November 21st, 2008 at 4:52 pm said:

How come some movie studios (New Line, Dreamworks, Touchstone, etc) are not listed under Movies -> Studios? Their movies are not listed under their parent companies either, so what gives?


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+ kspraydad on November 21st, 2008 at 6:01 pm said:

Did they fix the download more than once problem?

Did Grace bother to say anything?

Same old same old.


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+ gate1975mlm on November 21st, 2008 at 6:06 pm said:

Can you please add support for Quicktime HD H.264?

Xbox 360 can play all these formats

Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264:
· File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov
· Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime
· Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.
· Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. See question number 6 for more information.
· Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)
· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

http://everythingapple.blogspot.com/2007/05/xbox-360-is-now-quicktime-hd-h264.html


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