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PlayStation Vue: Sony enters the internet TV business

PlayStation Vue: Sony enters the internet TV business

November 13, 2014 | By Mike Rose




Sony today announced PlayStation Vue, an online TV service that will provide live television and on-demand content through PlayStation devices, as well as other devices.

PlayStation Vue will launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in the first quarter of 2015, according to Bloomberg, while an iPad version is also in the works.

Sony is focused on providing a service with an optimal interface -- for example, there will apparently be no channel numbers when watching live TV, but instead your most-used channels will be grouped together.

The service will also learn what sort of channels and content the user likes, and then provide a personalized channel that continuously plays shows that it believes the user will want to watch.

Sony is hoping to convert PlayStation users from regular cable-TV subscriptions to a PlayStation Vue sub. "This is an opportunity, in my view, to fulfill a longer goal of transforming what was in the past a dedicated game device into a proper entertainment hub, says SCE CEO Andrew House. "There is nothing in entertainment as broad as the mass-market live-TV space."

The company is currently negotiating content deals in preparation for the Vue launch next year.


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