Sony releases Kim-comedy online
Sony Pictures is distributing its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.
The film is being offered through a dedicated website - seetheinterview.com - as well as via Google and Microsoft but is only available in the US. Sony had previously pulled the film, whose plot centres on a plan to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The cancellation had been criticised by US President Barack Obama. Since then, several hundred independent cinemas across the US have come forward offering to show the title.
The digital deal means the film is available through Google services YouTube and Play, and Microsoft's Xbox Video platform.
The film costs $5.99 (£3.80) to rent, or $14.99 to buy, Sony said.
Shortly after going live, the seetheinterview.com website was rendered inaccessible, most likely due to heavy traffic. Sony Pictures had suffered an unprecedented hacking attack at the hands of a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace.
Last week, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said its analysis pointed the finger at North Korea. However, many cybersecurity experts have come forward to dispute this assertion.
North Korea denied being behind the attack but described it as a "righteous deed".