Kernel to Bring Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” to U.S. Viewers for $5.99 at

Kernel’s Web Streaming Platform Delivers Fast, Secure, Scalable Viewing; Company Provides Secure Payment Processing via Stripe

LOS ANGELES--()--Kernel, the digital media company that uses ground-breaking technology to dynamically engage audiences, has partnered with Sony Pictures to deliver “The Interview” to U.S. audiences via Internet streaming for $5.99. Kernel’s trusted web streaming platform provides an outlet for premium viewing of the film by movie fans.

To view the film, customers can visit where they can instantly view the movie in a browser or on any mobile device or connected TV. “The Interview” is available for a two-day rental for $5.99, from 10:00 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

Security is essential to Kernel. To provide as secure of an experience as possible, Kernel has partnered with Stripe, a leading payment processor that processes billions of dollars each year for companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

“When the opportunity arose for Kernel to release ‘The Interview,’ the challenge was how to get this done while keeping people’s information safe,” said Kernel’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder Andy Martinez. “The best way is just not to collect anything beyond the minimum payment details necessary to prevent fraud and ensure quality customer support.”

“We are happy to be one of Sony Picture’s premier partners bringing ‘The Interview’ to U.S. audiences,” said David Harvilicz, Kernel’s chief executive officer and co-founder. “Our work with Sony Pictures on ‘The Interview’ showcases one of the many innovative ways in which Kernel is redefining the movie audience experience.”

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About Kernel

Kernel is a new digital media company that uses ground-breaking technology to dynamically engage audiences throughout the entire movie process — from funding to production to multi-channel distribution. Kernel redefines the movie audience experience with offerings such as pre-orders of movie tickets, access to exclusive digital content, and customized VIP experiences. The founding team includes former technology, design and production executives from Hulu, Miramax and Paramount.

Kernel is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information please visit us at

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Release Summary

Kernel’s web streaming platform delivers fast, secure, scalable viewing; company provides secure payment processing via Stripe. To view the film, visit


John Brown, 703-899-4540