More Content Partners Means More Content For PSN
At this rate, we'll be downloading episodes of "I Love Lucy" and entire seasons of "The Twilight Zone" before 2010 is over.
The PlayStation Network continues to grow, as today, SCEA announced the addition of fresh offerings from Lucasfilm Ltd., Cinetic FilmBuff, ContentFilm International, Image Entertainment, Inc., and MPI Media Group and New Video. You may not recognize a few of those names, but you'll certainly recognize the content these companies will provide: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (seasons 1 and 2), TNT's "Leverage," films "Hurly Burly," "Interstate 60," and the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and the online miniseries, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." That's just a sampling, too; more will definitely be on the way. The statistics continue to reach astronomical heights, with more than 10,000 hours of downloadable content, 2,300 full-length movies (and we haven't even gotten to Netflix yet), over 14,400 TV shows, and now, 40 studio and network content providers, "including entertainment from every major motion picture studio." Sony further reports that there are 29 million PSN user accounts thus far.
Finally, contrary to any rumors you may have heard, they have no plans to start charging for access to the PSN. There is the possibility that Sony may charge for a certain premium membership of sorts, but for the time being, access to all of this remains entirely free to everyone.
11/2/2009 12:32:15 PM Ben Dutka