Sony CEO addresses hackAt CES 2015, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai discusses the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures and its film, "The Interview." Hirai says, "Freedom of speech is very important to Sony and its entertainment business."
[MUSIC] Hi. I think that for Sony Pictures Entertainment former employees and certainly current employees, they were unfortunately the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious. Cyber attacks that we've known, certainly in recent history. But I have to say, that I am very proud of all the employees, and certainly the partners that we worked with as well, that stood up against some of the extortionist efforts of the criminals that actually attacked Sony Pictures and it's employees. And work tirelessly, literally 24 hours a day, sometimes on days on end, to bring The Interview to audiences here in United States, and also up in Canada as well. Across online venues, as well as in motion picture theaters across the United States and Canada. And I have to say that freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of association, those are very important lifelu, lifelines of Sony and our entertainment business. And today, as you all know, The Interview is now available for audiences to enjoy. Through multiple online venues, as well as through out satellite, telecom, and our cable partners, and as of the first of this month, in more than 580 independent theaters just alone here in the United States. And I certainly want to take this opportunity to thank all of the partners who've made this possible. The members of the media who have supported our launch. But most importantly the people who have gone out to see the movie in the theaters or through various online venues. And I want to thank, take this opportunity to thank you very much for being a part of that great event where we were able to launch the movie. Publicly to everybody here. So thank you very much. [MUSIC]