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Sony LIV launches Hollywood library

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Digital | April 26, 2016
The platform will also premiere movies like Goosebumps, The Angry Birds, Hotel Transylvania, and Concussions.

Sony Pictures Networks' (SPN) digital entertainment platform Sony LIV, has announced the launch of its Hollywood library.

The library gives viewers a chance to access a wide selection of hugely popular American movies on digital devices of their choice. The Hollywood library makes Sony LIV's content offering all the more comprehensive and attractive for its discerning digital audience. Besides a wide range of TV shows, sports properties, Bollywood flicks, songs, and original web content, cinema aficionados can now also have ready access to internationally celebrated movies anytime, anywhere.

Uday Sodhi

Sony LIV aims to enhance the entertainment experiences for its viewers with critically acclaimed films such as The Pursuit of Happyness and Django Unchained, as well as commercially successful potboilers like The Da Vinci Code, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Angels and Demons, and the Spiderman series. Big upcoming Hollywood blockbusters such as Goosebumps, The Angry Birds, Hotel Transylvania, and Concussions will premiere on LIV before their satellite (TV) airing. The movies will be available on Sony LIV's Hollywood library for Rs 120-150.

Sony LIV already offers an extensive Bollywood library with over 1,000 films from across genres. Payment towards accessing this movie library can be made via a variety of modes including credit cards, debit cards, and net banking. Customers can also pay for content through the recently introduced direct billing services of Sony LIV where the amount is deducted from the prepaid SIM card or charged to the phone bill in case of a post-paid contract.

Uday Sodhi, executive vice-president and head - digital business, Sony Pictures Networks, India, says in a press release, "At Sony LIV, we are committed to continuously enhance the entertainment experience of our viewers. After receiving an overwhelming response for our Bollywood library, we are now extending our catalogue to allow English movie buffs to catch up with their Hollywood dose of entertainment, right from award-winning favourites to unseen gems."

Talking further about the new library, Sodhi says, "Our endeavour is to make an entire bouquet of eclectic yet engaging cinematic properties accessible at ease since Sony LIV is a complete digital entertainment destination that consumers can turn to for riveting content of every kind."

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