Sony First U.S. Studio to Release DVDs in Vietnam2 May, 2008 By: Stephanie Prange
This month Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will become the first major U.S. studio to release DVDs in Vietnam.
The studio has partnered with Vietnamese company Galaxy Studio for distribution in the country.
Releases begin May 9, 2008, with a group of 15 titles, including Casino Royale, Surf's Up and the “Spider-Man” franchise. Future plans call for the release of approximately five to 10 DVD titles per month and the eventual launch of Blu-ray Disc releases.
The deal “represents the industry's first major step in developing this untapped market,” said T. Paul Miller, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's SVP, international.