Qwest Communications International Inc. announced that Sony Pictures
Digital Networks will supply gaming and entertainment content to Qwest's DSL
subscribers at no additional cost.
Qwest subscribers who choose the MSN Broadband portal that Qwest offers will find
direct links to Sony's content.
Qwest said subscribers who sign for MSN Broadband via Qwest over the next six
months can select Sony's Broadband Games Pack, a $100 retail value, or the
Broadband Entertainment Pack, a $169 retail value, at no extra cost.
The Games pack includes online gaming sites for Wheel
of Fortune, Jeopardy, Charlie's Angels
, plus 30-day subscriptions to EverQuest and PlanetSide.
The Entertainment Pack includes a $5 gift certificate towards Movielink movie
downloads, five music downloads from Sony Music, Screenblast tools and a 30-day
subscription to Soap City.
'We believe that rich media content and applications will further drive
broadband adoption and customer retention across the industry,' said Michael
Arrieta, senior vice president, strategic alliances, Sony Digital, in a
Qwest said that consumers who purchase a home communications package or
subscribe to Dish's America's Top 100 package through Qwest can get 'MSN
Broadband powered by Qwest' for 12 months for $29.99 (256 kilobits) or $34.99 a
month for up to 640 kilobits.