Buried in the excitement around Sony’s PS3 Slim unveiling on Wednesday was a little announcement around new video on demand content coming to the console.
Sony has inked a deal with the ABC to deliver our national broadcaster’s iView content via the PlayStation Network. A trial kicks off later this year, allowing users to watch high-definition ABC shows streaming on their PS3, including Good Game TV.
ABC’s Director of Television, Kim Dalton, says, “We want to make our content as accessible as possible to our audience. Increasingly, that means extending our online reach so Australians can watch what they want, when they want it. Today’s gaming consoles, televisions and dvd players all have internet capability and we’re excited to be able to team up with Sony Playstation, as the first step in integrating ABC TV content into new online platforms and technologies.”
The ABC press release also contained some interesting stats: ABC iView currently has over 300 programs available on demand. In July 2009, iView averaged 764,000 visits, with 47 per cent of users visiting more than once.
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