Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Does someone in you home have a Playstation ? Good, you can now take it over and watch True Blood

Sony has announced that the firm has secured a deal with American TV Network HBO allowing PlayStation 3 owners to stream shows from the network on their consoles.

HBO is home to a number of today’s hottest TV properties including vampire series True Blood, and marks the latest in a series of deals between Sony and networks in a bid to expand the PS3’s multimedia capabilities.

SCEA boss Jack Tretton commented: "HBO is a high-profile content provider, and a real premium service, so we think this really reinforces that the PlayStation is more than just a video-game console now."

"It gives consumers that big-screen, HD experience in the home on a device other than cable and satellite, and that's becoming the norm now as opposed to the exception."

“Networks like HBO can be beholden to the cable and satellite companies, or they can play wherever the consumers play,” he added.

Meanwhile, HBO Home’s Henry McGee revealed that an episode of True Blood would be made available for $2.99, while episodes for other TV dramas would clock in at around 99 cents per episode.

"We can use this platform to reinforce the premium positioning for HBO," commented McGee.

"The download business in general has become an important profit contributor for us. It's not yet nearly as large as the physical sales channel, but the trend is a good one."

No word yet on whether Europeans can expect something similar, though we'll be sure to keep you posted.



Laura aka Eric's Donor said...

Hmmm...now if I could pay that and watch it live instead of having to wait for it...I would definitely cancel my cable and watch everything online.