The CEO of Sony said in his interview with CNN today that they’re looking for outside partners to distribute The Interview on another platform. The specific mention of other companies leaves out a very important detail: Sony has distribution abilities of its own.
Firstly, Sony owns Crackle, the website that allows you to watch loads of free movies and television shows (which you probably only know about because of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee).
Secondly, the PlayStation Network. The PS3 and PS4 are owned by Sony, plus they have a new PlayStation TV available for consumers. If Sony wants, it could release the movie digitally there.
CNN anchor John Berman asked why they can’t just do either. Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter said using Crackle means Sony couldn’t charge for it, but more importantly, there’s a reason he thinks why Sony isn’t quite on board to distribute it themselves: “They want to have somebody backing them up so they’re not totally alone.”
And, more or less, they are. George Clooney revealed today that when he sent a petition to the heads of every Hollywood studio to get them to support Sony, and none of them wanted part of it.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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