Launching at the end of August, PLUS7 streams over the internet direct to your PS3 console. It joins the identical ABC iView service which has been available on PS3 since last November.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for - quotes from the Sony and Yahoo!7 executives! Let's see whether they're excited, thrilled or perhaps just pleased by this news.
“Sony Computer Entertainment is thrilled to be partnering with Yahoo!7 to offer even more great TV content delivered not only on demand, but also subscription free to nearly 1 million Australian PlayStation 3 users,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. “This announcement reflects our promise and capability to continue to deliver on PS3’s broad entertainment credentials in the new digital media era. This year in Australia we have delivered to the PS3 more music video channels on demand with VidZone TV, more movies on demand with the PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service and now with this announcement, even more TV on demand with PLUS7.”
“We are excited to be making our catch-up TV service, PLUS7, available through PS3 consoles and continuing to be at the forefront of IPTV innovation in Australia,” said Rohan Lund, CEO of Yahoo!7. “Now, even more Australians will be able to watch full-length episodes from many of Australia’s favourite TV shows streamed over the internet using their PS3 consoles.”
There you go, one thrilled and one excited. Isn't it all just thrillingly exciting?