TV for the PSP in 2008Sony and Sky reveal more about their tie-up

24 August 2007

 

More details have emerged of the tie-up between Sony and Sky which will allow PSP owners to download videos to their consoles.

The service will launch in early 2008 and will include a ‘diverse mix of Sky content, spanning sports, entertainment, movies, music and animation.’

Sky says the very latest premier movies and high profile sporting events will also be available to PSP customers on a pay per view basis.

Customers will be able to download their choice of programmes direct to their PSP via a Wi-Fi connection or, alternatively, transfer content that they've downloaded to their PC.

On-demand TV

BSkyB Chief Executive Officer, James Murdoch, said: ‘Sky and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have complementary strengths in content, marketing and technology.

‘Together, we’re ideally placed to make portable, on-demand TV a reality. Alongside our existing services for PCs and mobile phones, this is another example of how we’re working to give more choice, flexibility and control to customers.

‘The quality of the PSP's screen and its substantial reach among 2 million users in the UK and Ireland makes it a natural extension to our multi-platform strategy.’