Youtube says it will offer “the Interview” over its streaming service on Christmas.
Sony Pictures has announced it will also show the film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at a limited number of theaters in the United States.
The Alamo Drafthouse chain based in Texas was one of the first to agree to distribute the film.
Sony decided not to release the film and corporate theater chains refused to show the controversial comedy after alleged hackers warned theaters not to run it.
The film includes a scene where the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is assassinated.
“Sony suffered significant damage,” Obama said last week. “There were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake. We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States.”
Although the United States government and the FBI have conclusively stated North Korea was to blame for the Sony attack, experts disagree.
Security experts not connected to the government have discounted the theory.
“Evidence provided by the FBI last week in an official accusation against the North Korean government was really more of a reference to evidence — all we got were bullet points, most of them rehashing earlier clues. It still doesn’t seem like enough to definitively pin the attacks to North Korea,” Gawker reported on Monday.
North Korea’s internet went down following a pledge by the United States to respond in kind to the attack. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.