Why am I not able to playback a Sony Pictures Classics films Outside of the United States?
Playback of Sony Pictures Classics videos is restricted for users outside the United States. Users will receive this message "We're sorry, access to this film is not allowed from your location" when trying to view a SONY film outside of the Unite States.
Sony Pictures Classics does require very strict DRM on their films. One of the DRM limitations of Sony Pictures Classics films is that playback outside the United States is prevented, even when your patrons are authenticating via your proxy.
We do continue to advocate that those DRM restrictions loosen, but ultimately, we feel that because the titles are so high-value and so highly-used, it’s worth having them available to U.S. customers, even with these limitations.