January 25, 2008 / 8:36 AM / in 11 years

"Beavis" goes portable on PlayStation format

The animated characters Beavis and Butt-head in a scene from the 1996 movie "Beavis and Butt-head Do America". Sony Computer Entertainment America on Thursday announced that it is offering MTV programming, including Beavis and Butt-head television episodes, on the UMD, marking the first collaboration between SCEA and a major TV content provider. REUTERS/MTV/Handout

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Universal Media Disc, a proprietary format for Sony’s PlayStation Portable, may have failed as a movie format, but Sony’s continued attempts to portray the PSP as a multimedia device rather than a game player now find the company trying again, this time with TV shows.

Sony Computer Entertainment America on Thursday announced that it is offering popular MTV programming on the UMD, marking the first collaboration between SCEA and a major TV content provider.

Headed for UMD are “Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection,” volumes 2 and 3; “Jackass,” volumes 2 and 3; “Wildboyz,” volumes 1 and 2; “Viva La Bam,” volumes 2-4; and “Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection.”

Paramount Home Entertainment, which distributes MTV programming on DVD, was one of several studios supporting the PSP with UMD movie and TV show software, but sluggish sales ultimately saw Paramount and most of the other studios pull out.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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