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MLB and Lucasfilm Join PlayStation Network’s Video Delivery Service

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Nov 04, 2009 // Director, PlayStation Store

This week we’re excited to report the launch of several new partners on PlayStation Network that offer even more downloadable entertainment and sports from PlayStation Store.

MLB and Lucasfilm on PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service

Lucasfilm Ltd. presents Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CGI animated TV series set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. And for you baseball fans, we’ve just launched MLB content – the current 2009 World Series featuring the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees (in case you’ve missed any of the games so far), and also a section with classic games. Our new partnership with Image Entertainment, Inc. brings us feature films like Powder Blue and Management, MPI Media Group brings us classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, ContentFilm International brings us movies like Hurly Burly and Interstate 60 and finally, New Video brings us Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Additional titles for all of these new partners will be added over time, so check back often!


Here is a list of the new content that’s currently live on the Video Store:

MLB
2009 World Series
MLB.com Classic Games

LucasFilm
StarWars: The Clone Wars

New Video
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Gamers

MPI
Deadgirl
Eaten Alive
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Magic
Shiver/Eskalofrio
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Them/Iis

Image Entertainment (Egami)
Powder Blue
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself
Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security
Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man
Management
The Hit
The Seamstress
The Hunt
Death Toll
Bridge to Nowhere
Alien Tresspass
The Crew

Cinetic
Leverage
The Auteur

Content Film
Devil in the Flesh (aka Teacher’s Pet)
Devil in the Flesh 2 (aka Teacher’s Pet)
Illuminating Angels & Demons
Night Feeders
Cracking the Da Vinci Code

//Add Your Own

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+ Zezzler on November 4th, 2009 at 6:08 am said:

Canada.


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+ SWiPPER on November 4th, 2009 at 6:10 am said:

exactly what i was gonna type … What about Canada????


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+ SWiPPER on November 4th, 2009 at 6:11 am said:

exactly what i wanted to type .. what about CANADA????


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+ SWiPPER on November 4th, 2009 at 6:12 am said:

i think we’ve waited long enough


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+ DTHCND on November 4th, 2009 at 6:24 am said:

Hey, will this ever come to Canada???


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+ DTHCND on November 4th, 2009 at 6:25 am said:

Hey, will the video store ever come to Canada???


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on November 4th, 2009 at 6:25 am said:

Bring it to Canada, its been almost two years since you folks said “Hmmm next year”. that was two years ago, now give me the features that I paid for. Stop taking pointers from Slant Six.


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+ DTHCND on November 4th, 2009 at 6:25 am said:

Will the video store ever come to Canada?


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+ DTHCND on November 4th, 2009 at 6:26 am said:


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    + Kristi Fernadez on November 4th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

    We have no announcements to make on the US Video Store blog post at this time about the release of the Video Store in Canada. Sorry!


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+ DTHCND on November 4th, 2009 at 6:26 am said:

If I have left multiple comments it is because they don’t appear on my screen… Hmmm…


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    + Kristi Fernadez on November 4th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

    There\’s a little bit of a delay


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+ Korbei83 on November 4th, 2009 at 6:37 am said:

Good for them. I’ll just keep ordering their work on Amazon.ca


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 7:09 am said:

Has the DRM been fixed on the bought content yet so I can watch it on the multiple PS3 I own or if my PS3 breaks (2 times already) I don’t lose all my purchases?

Inquiring minds want to know.


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+ eaferrari24 on November 4th, 2009 at 7:12 am said:

OH MY GOD! Thank you Lucasfilm and Sony!

Do you think we could get some star wars films in HD.. i have been waiting since the video store opened for the clone wars series and the movies.

Any news on bluray releases of the star wars movies? that would be a great holiday 2009 present :)


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+ kosluftar on November 4th, 2009 at 7:22 am said:

How is Europe getting a video store before Canada?

:(


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+ Parapraxis on November 4th, 2009 at 7:22 am said:

I will give you my money!
Canadians want the video store.
Is it legal issues or something? Don’t let the CRTC mess you about, get it done Sony ;)


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+ Doomsday34 on November 4th, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

This is awesome! The World Series has been great so far and having Star Wars on the store is an excellent move! It’s great that you guys are working hard and adding providers to the store.

Is it possible to add Advent Children to the video store? Would that have to be a deal worked out with Square Enix?

Great work guys!


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+ Maluraq on November 4th, 2009 at 7:30 am said:

I’m not going to beg you to bring this to Canada again. I’m not going to remind you that our economic situation means you’d probably make a lot of money off us if you did.

I am however going to ask you to take the cursed store icon off my XMB from under video when you know I’m in Canada and can’t possibly access its contents!

Its bad enough that we’ve been snubbed with no updates on Canadian distribution deals, or lack thereof, but having it rubbed in my face every time I go through the XMB is a bit much.


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+ ShadyDa1NOnly on November 4th, 2009 at 7:37 am said:

As a Yankee fan.I may think about buying then World Series thing if it aint alot. How much is it going for? Cuz it aint that far from a dvd i will just wait for the dvd to come out.


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+ dragonmagician on November 4th, 2009 at 7:47 am said:

This is good news, for some…not for me, I live in Canada.


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+ MattyInkwell on November 4th, 2009 at 7:49 am said:

Comments 1-10…. This is the U.S. blog. If this is such a big deal move south. Can’t wait to watch clone wars!


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+ Berae on November 4th, 2009 at 7:49 am said:

Ill go with the family… Canada.


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+ ESHAM976 on November 4th, 2009 at 7:52 am said:

just make a american account. damn!!!!
when i want japan content i use my japan account.
you want movies make a american account.
sick of reading what about canada.


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+ mister1337 on November 4th, 2009 at 8:01 am said:

Humbug! Just release Dissidia already! All other news is deemed irrelevant until then.


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+ djpenny1 on November 4th, 2009 at 8:08 am said:

exactly what i wanted to type .. what about CANADA????


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+ Nythranduil on November 4th, 2009 at 8:11 am said:

You’re bringing all this to Canada?

Oh wait…


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+ MadmanEU on November 4th, 2009 at 8:12 am said:

So maybe instead of using resources for pointless partnerships like MLB, you could focus on getting us information regarding this service in Canada?

Oh right, I forgot…Grace has no idea how to do her actual job.


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+ mister1337 on November 4th, 2009 at 8:13 am said:

@djpenny1
there is a magical program Apple released about 8 years ago called iTunes. Download it and you can buy all the tv shows, movies, and music you want. About making a US account, you probably won’t be able to get into our video store because it is region locked.


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+ BPatches701 on November 4th, 2009 at 8:15 am said:

To all the people asking for video services in Canada: It isn’t Sony’s fault. You should take up the ridiculous legal issues among the CRTC


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+ Dracorius on November 4th, 2009 at 8:25 am said:

What is exactly is the ridiculous legal issues with the CRTC? There’s something about bandwidth and distribution legalities isn’t there? A certain amount of video service has to be Canadian content? Maybe? Does anybody know for sure?


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+ Jon_Mclane on November 4th, 2009 at 8:27 am said:

Yeaaaahhhh! I’m all over that powder blue, and before the devil knows your dead. Jessica Biel and Marisa Tomei! My heads gonna explode!


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+ krae_man on November 4th, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

I hope you have the express written consent of Major League Baseball. Implied oral consent isn’t good enough.


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+ trustkill on November 4th, 2009 at 8:49 am said:

no one cares about canada


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+ SPOOKULA209 on November 4th, 2009 at 8:50 am said:

All I have to say is wow! Adding all this content is a big plus even if I don’t buy it, it’s great that it is there.


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+ StECnet on November 4th, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

One of the secondary reasons I bought the PS3 was for this type of content and HD movies let’s just say I was very disappointed to find out it’s not available in CANADA!?!? Please Sony get the main issue worked out whatever it is, your loyal customers are waiting patiently (starting to get impatient) or point us in the right direction so we can help take up the fight if it has something to do with our government & or regulations!

Remember Canada is very loyal to Sony game systems don’t burn one of your biggest customer bases!

Thanks! :)


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+ thepatriots on November 4th, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

This is so cool. Now I can buy the final game of the World Series when the Yankees beat the Phillies and show it to all my friends who are Phillies fans.


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+ IceCold on November 4th, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

Yes it’s a disappointment thatthe Canadians so not have a store ye, but this is still great content. I might even try clone wars!


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+ gema11981 on November 4th, 2009 at 9:21 am said:

Is the new star wars game available on the ps store or do psp go owners have to wait until thursday ?


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+ krae_man on November 4th, 2009 at 9:23 am said:

To the people saying “Just make a US account”

We all have one, we created it to download Ragdoll Kung Fu for Free, the Video store is region blocked, that tab doesn’t appear for us even when in the US store.

Oh and the lack of a video store in Canada has nothing to do with the CRTC. The CRTC might have created another hoop or two Sony has to jump through.

The lack of a video store is totaly due to the effort(or lack there of) Sony has put in to making it happen. Sony could have had a video store for Canada out by now, they have just chosen not to make it a priority.

Look how long PSN cards took, Sony just thinks Canada isn’t worth any more effort then the non existant effort they are putting in right now.


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+ poodude on November 4th, 2009 at 9:26 am said:

Damn, if only this service was in Canada, I would have loved to download the Clone Wars stuff. I usually don’t care for the video service stuff but I would use it for this.


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+ THEDOOKU on November 4th, 2009 at 9:28 am said:

I’d be happy to spend my Canadian dollars in the Video Store….if someone would cut through all the red tape and make it available!

Video Store in Canada PLEASE!


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+ cornagandarub on November 4th, 2009 at 9:34 am said:

Canada.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

@21 ESHAM976

The video store is IP blocked. It has NOTHING to do with having an ‘American’ account.

Thanks for your input though.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

@37…exactly. There ARE some CRTC issues but mainly it is copyright issues and Rogers/Telus/Bell getting in the way.

However, Apple has been able to cobble together a decent system in Canada so there is NO reason for SONY not to have done the same by now.

Thus why I moved on to iTunes and Live months ago…SONY never answers us.


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+ yzfmike on November 4th, 2009 at 9:42 am said:

Id love to see this stuff, BUT my launch 60 gig just died 2 days ago from YLOD. Im sad it has happened. Im getting it repaired because I use everything it has to offer like PS2 playback. I cant wait to see this stuff when I get my PS3 back.


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+ lxatruch on November 4th, 2009 at 9:50 am said:

Any news if any of this will be available for Latin America???? I cant even order with Amazon because when i try to redeem it tells that this content is not available for my account.

:(

PLEASE!!!!!


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+ theXecutioner on November 4th, 2009 at 9:59 am said:

Is there any chance that you can add the Minnesota Twins-Detroit Tigers tiebreak game from this year? I was at the game and it was incredible.

Please make this Twins fan very happy!


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+ xaos on November 4th, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

While this is just a guess on my part, I’d imagine that Quebec’s bilingual laws are a key factor in the video store not being there. They seem to keep a lot of content produced in USA away from our friends to the north.


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+ triple_lei on November 4th, 2009 at 10:03 am said:

This blog needs to be IP-blocked.

U-S-A! U-S-A!


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 10:07 am said:

@48

As a Canadian I’d have no problem with the blog actively blocking video store news based on my ip address (opt in)…at they same time though SONY could take the darn icon off my XMB too…right.


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+ Rosenort on November 4th, 2009 at 10:18 am said:

I was excited about this until I remembered I live in Canada


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