Sony Allegedly Finalizing Deal With Viacom for PlayStation Internet TV?


Wall Street Journal has rumored that Sony has finalized preliminary deals with Viacom to allow the Japanese company to stream their stations over their unreleased internet TV service. This means that PlayStation users could have access to some of the most popular TV stations including: MTV, CMT, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike, and VH1.

It has also been reported that Sony is in talks with Disney, Time Warner, and CBS too. If they are able to secure some of the bigger names in the industry Microsoft may be in trouble. The Xbox One has been advertised as a center point connecting all your entertainment including your cable and/or satellite boxes. This means that you will have to have a separate subscription on top of the Xbox Live subscription to access all the content. However, unlike the Xbox, the PlayStation 4 would be able to stream its content over your internet connection thus eliminating the need for a separate subscription,

It is unknown if users will have to be part of PlayStation Plus community or if there will be an extra fee to access the TV service. If there is an extra fee it will most likely be less than what consumers pay for individual cable or satellite subscriptions. The service is expected to launch sometime in 2014. We will keep you updated as more information arrives.

(Source: WSJ via TechnoBuffalo)


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