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'The Interview' made available on digital platforms

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Sony is making "The Interview" available on a variety of digital platforms Sony is making "The Interview" available on a variety of digital platforms
LOS ANGELES - Sony is making "The Interview" available on a variety of digital platforms Wednesday afternoon.

Streaming partners include Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website, https://www.seetheinterview.com/

The film about a plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un generated threats from hackers to attack theaters screening the movie. That prompted Sony to cancel the theatrical release, as major chains dropped plans to show the film.

The studio reversed course yesterday, after much criticism, announcing a limited release in about 300 independently owned theaters.

In announcing the digital on demand release, Sony Pictures chair and CEO Michael Lynton says it was "essential" for the studio to release "The Interview" after what he describes as "an assault" on the company and its employees "by those who wanted to stop free speech."

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