Sony stopped flogging movies and television programs through the PS Shop a little while back, however it assured to honour existing purchases. Nevertheless, since 31st August in Germany and Austria, it will begin the process of getting rid of content from French film production and distribution company Studio Canal, suggesting even if you paid for them you’ll no longer be able to access them.
A legal notice blames the removal on “evolving licensing contracts with content providers” and explains that “you’ll no longer be able to see your formerly bought Studio Canal material and it will be removed from your video library”. A list of movies impacted by the modification consists of the similarity John Wick and Paddington. There’s no mention of a refund or rebate.
It’s also unclear, currently, whether this will apply to clients outside of Germany and Austria, however we’ll call the company and attempt and get information. In either case, it’s a suggestion that in an all-digital future, there’s constantly the possibility of your purchases being eliminated– despite what content service providers assure or say.