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Sony Europe partners with movie streaming site MUBI

Independent films and movie social network coming to Euro PSN

European PlayStation 3 owners will soon be able to access a new movie streaming service, MUBI, via the PlayStation Network.

The service aims to differentiate itself from other movie services by offering social networking functions and a selection of art-house, independent and other alternative films playing the festival circuits.

"We are not just an online cinema and we are not just some tech and film geeks in California - well, some of us are, yes - but we are 300,000 friends talking, discovering, and sharing films with one another every day," said MUBI on the official PlayStation blog.

The service claims 700 new users a day, with a new sign-up every two minutes. It also promises "exclusive online premieres, collaborations with international film festivals, and retrospectives of some of the best cinema the world has ever seen."

An official announcement is expected today at the Cannes Film Festival. MUBI will initially launch in the UK, Italy, France, Ireland, Iberia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Nordic countries, Australia and New Zealand.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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