Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has announced a new content deal with Virginmega in France. The new online service will have access to hit movies including The Da Vinci Code and Open Season (Les Rebelles de la Forêt). It is the first deal with a Hollywood studio struck by Virginmega. The content is also being made available to Telecom Italia backed IPTV operator Alice through the Mes Vidéos à la Carte service as part of a separate agreement signed between Alice and Virginmega in January 2007.
Other content from Sony Pictures Entertainment includes recent hits Little Man and Monster House together with blockbusters from earlier in the decade; XXX, Men in Black and Charlie’s Angels.
Once purchased from either Virginmega or Alice, movie fans will have 48 hours of unlimited viewing from their first play. PC downloads will then be available for 30 days while purchases made through Alice will be available for seven days.