HBO, the home of most of the best TV series of the past decade, will soon be available on the North American PlayStation Network after a deal was struck between Sony and Time Warner, owners of the premium cable network.
Under the terms of the deal, PS3 owners can pay a "premium price" to download episodes of HBO programs, at around the same time they become available on DVD. New content will be added to the PSN every Tuesday.
To give you an idea of what they mean by "premium price", a single episode of True Blood will cost $US3. Which is... yeah, not cheap.