According to a post on the Wall Street Journal, Sony is planning to introduce an internet TV service which will stream dozens of channels to Playstation systems.
According to the WSJ, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House said they will be debuting the service next year. Apparently, they already have an agreement in place with Viacom Inc.
This agreement is to stream more than 20 channels, including MTV (so endless repeats of My Sweet Sixteen) and Nickelodeon (which is no longer showing Legend of Korra, so what’s the point?). They’re also in talks with other content providers, hopefully some decent ones. Oh Goody, TV! I mean, it’s not like there aren’t 10000 options for watching and streaming TV.
I mean, who has Netflix, or Lovefilm, or Hulu…
The report also says they are planning to develop a video gaming streaming which will support non-Sony hardware, according to their report, which is undoubtedly referencing the Playstation Now service.
House was quoted as saying, “A streaming-based approach needs to have a very wide funnel of devices, and that inherently means a broad- and manufacturer-agnostic approach.”
These moves would obviously expand the Playstation division, and their streaming service. It’s a shaky idea in theory, given the amount of competition, but it could very well work. Sony definitely needs something, given their recent troubles…