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PlayStation Network Video Content Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 03, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone,

By now, you’ve heard about the latest PS3 Firmware update (v2.70) that allows you to backup the movies and TV shows you purchase from PlayStation Store to an external storage device, so you can make room on your hard drive and restore the videos any time in the future. Also, the videos you purchase for the PSP can now be transferred to the PS3 for playback.

Here are this week’s updates to the video store. We also wanted to share with you a short clip from Krod Mandoon, a show that debuts on Comedy Central next Thursday, April 9. It will be available for purchase on PlayStation Store the following day.

Saddle up with reluctant hero Krod Mandoon and his band of inept freedom fighters as they battle an evil warlord—and their own incompetence—in Comedy Central’s epically outrageous fantasy series.

This week we’ve added the following new HD movies:

HD Movies

  • Extreme Movie
  • Soul Men
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Good Dick
  • Fly Away Home
  • Brian’s Song
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • The Birds
  • The Interpreter
  • The Sting
  • Tremors
  • Wild Hogs

And these HD TV shows:

HD TV Shows

  • Dollhouse | Season 1
  • Friday Night Lights | Season 3
  • Rules of Engagement | Season 3
  • American Dad | Season 4
  • Breaking Bad | Season 2
  • Kings | Season 1
  • The Unit | Season 4
  • 24 | Season 7
  • Heroes | Season 3
  • How I Met Your Mother | Season 4
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | Season 10


And the following feature films:

Movies

  • Extreme Movie
  • Soul Men
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Spectacular!
  • Seven Pounds
  • Marley & Me
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Autopsy
  • Butterfly Effect: Revelation
  • The Scout
  • Good Dick
  • Ready? OK!
  • Surveillance 21/7
  • Dying Breed
  • From Within
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl
  • Fly Away Home
  • Summer Magic
  • Treasure Island
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Brian’s Song
  • Darkness Falls (2003)
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds
  • High Heels and Low Lifes
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Never Cry Wolf
  • Our Very Own
  • Out Cold
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Snow Dogs
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • The Invisible
  • Treasure Island
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Veronica Guerin
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Before and After
  • The Birds
  • The Biscuit Eater
  • The Black Hole
  • Candleshoe
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  • The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
  • The Glass Shield
  • The Happiest Millionaire
  • The Interpreter
  • Mystery, Alaska
  • Napoleon and Samantha
  • Snowball Express
  • Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
  • The Sting
  • Tremors
  • The Ugly Dachshund
  • Wild Hogs
  • Benji the Hunted

And new video content from the following television series:

TV

  • 1,000 Ways to Die | Season 1
  • Dollhouse | Season 1
  • Friday Night Lights | Season 3
  • GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley | Season 2
  • Rules of Engagement | Season 3
  • Sport Science | Season 2
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles | Season 2
  • The Simpsons | Season 20
  • MADtv | Season 14
  • American Dad | Season 4
  • Breaking Bad | Season 2
  • Caprica | Season 1
  • Chuck | Season 2
  • Family Guy | Season 7
  • Gossip Girl | Season 2
  • Kings | Season 1
  • Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire | Season 1
  • One Tree Hill | Season 6
  • The Unit | Season 4
  • Tough Love | Season 1
  • Trust Me | Season 1
  • 24 | Season 7
  • Ghost Hunters | Season 5
  • Heroes | Season 3
  • How I Met Your Mother | Season 4
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | Season 10
  • RENO 911! | Season 6
  • Rescue Me | Season 1
  • True Life | Season 2009
  • MTV’s Nitro Circus | Season 1
  • Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory | Season 1
  • Osbournes: Reloaded | Season 1
  • The Real World | Season 21
  • Deadliest Warrior | Season 1
  • Smallville | Season 8
  • Supernatural | Season 4

//Add Your Own

115 Comments

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1

+ BlitzXor on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:16 am said:

more movies is always good!


2

+ NDC89 on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

Will the Video store EVER come to canada?


3

+ Jeigh on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

Not a bad update. Now that I can back this stuff up, I may very well look into it. Though, just in case you guys are not aware as of yet, firmware v2.70 also rendered half of my music library (all AAC) ‘unsupported data.’ Might want to look into that.


4

+ Zezzler on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

CANADA!!!! please, just at least tell us why or a when.

I’m sick and tired of waiting for everything.


5

+ KanesInferno on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:25 am said:

A few requests.

1) Can we get the few missing episodes from the Bones seasons 1-3? I’d like to get them but will only buy them if the full seasons are up.

2) Is there any chance we’ll see Road Runner and Taz cartoons hitting the PSN anytime soon? I love how yall have Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Porky Pig..

Keep up the great work!


6

+ darryl on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

Canada, anytime soon?


7

+ Ftwrthtx on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

Now we just need closed captioning.


8

+ MainEv3nt_69 on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

when is the video store coming to Canada?


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+ Spartancloud on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

Looks like another great update, but once again still not in Canada. Anyway I have a question regarding the whole Canada thing. Do you think that when/if the video service comes to Canada it will have all of the videos currently on it? or at least all the movies?


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+ Jeigh on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

…You know, I’m just throwing this out there, thinking-out-loud if you will, but say Canada became the 51-60 States, then getting all of the things we have wouldn’t be a problem anymore… Just a thought. If you want, I think we’d be open to changing the name to, say, the United States of PlayStation.


11

+ morris1129 on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:29 am said:

Can somebody keep track of how many people whine about canada or europe not getting the video store. Right now i count 3


12

+ morris1129 on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

make that 4


13

+ lcmnick on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

Stop whingeing about Canada for God’s sake.


14

+ RaymondBel on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:36 am said:

At the very minimum, we should have our very own Playstation Store Content, including a Canadian video/tv content. Later, when the deals are done, we can include other sources.


15

+ HEJJJ12 on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:40 am said:

When will Europe get this?
Really want it! :D


16

+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

Grace…for 5 months…once a week I’ve asked if you are looking at the re-download issue. Never have you responded but this week we did get FW 2.7 which addresses SOME of the problem. That is nice. BUT:

Can you please clarify the following:

1. If my PS3 is sent for repair and I receive a different PS3 back will I be able to load my back up copies that were enabled from FW 2.7?

2. If I buy a second PS3 for the house I should (in my opinion) be able to play my purchased content on either machine…is this possible?

Both of the above require that the Video License be attached to my PSN ID and not the MACHINE ID. Has this been done now?

If not than this is only a very minimal start to addressing the REAL issue.

Thanks.

2/5


17

+ TwinDad on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

With the new ability to backup my purchase this has become more worth while. Thank you.


18

+ StrongerThanYou on April 3rd, 2009 at 10:57 am said:

ermm why is the uk not included in this video download service?


19

+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am said:

BTW GRACE, the TOS has not been updated to reflect the back up functions.

*http://www.scei.co.jp/ps3-eula/psn/u/u_tosua_en.html


20

+ quiomar01 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:08 am said:

Do you guys remove video content from the store after a certain period? I was looking for Juno the other day & could not find it. I remember that movie being there when the service launched last year.


21

+ kage_shade on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:19 am said:

Damn I really want the Canada to get this …. it’s a pain to always go out and rent a movie at a video store….


22

+ commedieu on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

Why is text chat censored? and limited to 3 words.

This censorship crap is getting annoying. No children can buy the damn content, yet all of us adults are treated as such.

Maybe sony should stop selling rated R movies and only house G.

The text chat is so laughable, and it makes absolutely no sense that no one has even MENTIONED voice chat.

Im not buying anymore sony garbage and i’ve spent well over 400 dollars on PSN until some of this is addressed.


23

+ Kren420 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:22 am said:

I would really enjoy this feature if it was brought to Canada


24

+ improperlyaged on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 am said:

hmmmmmmmmmm. its a start…… psn is getting better but this is really a minor update.


25

+ jqtaxpayer on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

I’m not the sort of person to pay for downloads of television programs that are still in syndication or available on DVD or BluRay, but I’d reconsider if maybe Sony offered some rare television… lost gems of American television, maybe some international stuff — Japan has crazy stuff on television that Americans never get to see, sadly. I know I’d consider dropping some money on some Japanese game show footage… those folks bear the torch that fizzled out in the West oh so long ago.


26

+ jqtaxpayer on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

PS – Movies with samurais please!


27

+ Darkos87 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

I AM YOUR BROTHER… in law. lol


28

+ evildude683 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

to #21 and 25..
we don’t need that, so why don’t you stop being such an idiot ans shove your “cross-game VOICE chat” up ur rear!!!


29

+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:35 am said:

@caemgen

Your request belongs on the SONY Official forums…not on the blog and certainly not on a blog entry that has nothing to do with FW features. Please stop the spam.


30

+ Caemgen on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

@ 31: ‘We’ is not the same as ‘you’.
Just take a look at a random comments-page in the 2.70 firmware update-post on this blog.

There are A LOT of people that need it.
It’s a very nice feature (once you CAN use it, you will, and truste me; you will miss it when it’s gone).


31

+ evildude683 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:38 am said:

To @ 33, just get out of here, go complain about that somewhere else, would you?


32

+ Caemgen on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

@ 32: There are thousands of posts regarding this, and guess what:

NOT A SINGLE REPLY FROM SONY.
NOT ONE.

So, as they’re responding to comments on this blog once in a while, I thought this would be the best way to get what a (very) big part of the PS3-community wants.


33

+ XxDeathDoctorxX on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

to #31 go read comments about 2.70 when they release details on here over 300 ppl was piss that they didnt add cross game voice chat so mostly everyone wants it


34

+ evildude683 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

@ 35, this is just gonna get you banned, got to the forums man.
Why does it always have to be a noob complaining?


35

+ Caemgen on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

@ 34: You are right.

But it’s very frustrating.


36

+ coppi6976 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

HBO shows ever?


37

+ Caemgen on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

@35: Don’t call me a n00b. I know very well that this isn’t the place to comment on this subject, but it looks like this is the only way to reach Sony and get them to comment on the matter.

Anyway, as I said before: You are right.
I’ve made my point. I hope they will read this and let us in about what it is they’ve been doing all this time.


38

+ The_Punisher111 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

@39
I Agree
I wanna watch Kill Generation in my room instead of staying up 9pm Sunday to watch

So when can we get Kill Generation SONY?


39

+ ForgetfuI on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

I can haz videoz in Canada!?


40

+ evildude683 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

@39, you’re right, what about OZ or maybe Kill generation.. LOL


41

+ bravo9zero on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:47 am said:

We want the video store here In the UK aswel Sony :(


42

+ The_Punisher111 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

@40
Dont be another Jakinov
Just shut up
Implementing Voice messages/Voice Chat is really hard and really really really long
Its not easy adding feature, you know …


43

+ An4564 on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

i love the video store but what happen to all the anime im bored of all the ones in the store right nothing new for months now when r you guys going to bring more anime


44

+ PinoyLoL on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

Great addition of movies and shows, Sony!
Great Job!


45

+ ChainClutch on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


46

+ JuniorCortorreal on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

No hope for Canada been waiting still waiting


47

+ DaxMontana on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

Grace,

Are you working with complete idiots? Why has the battery indicator not been moved from over top of the clock?


48

+ iCSpEEdRaCeR on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:06 pm said:

Keep good content coming Sony. With the new backup feature from FW2.70 the store just got very practical. I just want to see some price adjustments with some older titles because I see some DVD prices falling below the PSN price, but for day-and-date release pricing, this isn’t an issue. Keep the great features coming!


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+ DaxMontana on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

#45 The_Punisher:

You’re a moron. The PS3 has been on the market for several years, and people have been requesting these features for nearly as long. If the Sony development team can’t add something as basic as voice communication over a period of 24 months, then they need to find new jobs.

I’ve participated on teams that have built projects that are 100 times more complicated than the PS3 O/S and in much shorter timeframes.

Sony just focuses on idiotic ideas that they think people will like, rather than listening to their customers.


50

+ inspace2020 on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

I’ve been waiting, hoping, and praying that you guys put up the movie GLORY with Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington. It hasn’t happened yet so I decided to post about it…hope this works, the movie is a CLASSIC!


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