Sony Agrees to Terms to Stream ‘The Interview’

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

It was announced Wednesday that Youtube, Google Play, and XBOX Live had all agreed to stream The Interview for Sony, which will coincide with a limited theatrical release through a small number of American movie theaters.

Sony will reportedly make The Interview available as an online rental.

CNN‘s Brian Stelter stated that the original YouTube deal was “tentative” and that his “sources cautioned that the deal could still fall apart.”

The studio eventually agreed to release the film via the other providers, and is currently available for a 24-hour rental, payable with with VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards

Sony was reportedly engaged in talks with YouTube and the other VOD partners for several days, but those talks were delayed by negotiations over financial terms and speculation over whether streaming the film will leave streaming partners vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton hinted at negotiations in a statement on Tuesday about the decision to release the film in a limited capacity. “We are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience,” he said.

You can now stream The Interview for $5.99, or purchase it for $14.99.


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