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Sony strikes HBO deal for PS3

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 07:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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HBO shows are to be streamed via PS3 thanks to closure on a deal between Sony and Warner.

Sony has also recently signed partnerships with Netflix and MLB.TV. Big Jack’s happy.

“HBO is a high-profile content provider, and a real premium service, so we think this really reinforces that the PlayStation is more than just a video-game console now,” said Tretton, SCEA boss.

“It gives consumers that big-screen, HD experience in the home on a device other than cable and satellite, and that’s becoming the norm now as opposed to the exception.

“Networks like HBO can be beholden to the cable and satellite companies, or they can play wherever the consumers play.”

The agreement will allow PS3 users to pay a premium price to download episodes from 11 HBO series, like Big Love, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Entourage, as they become available for sale in the DVD format roughly 11 months after premiering on the network.

Sony plans to add new HBO material every Tuesday.

We’re assuming this is US-only. There’s more here.

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4 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    Hands down, one of the best series out there.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. MegaGeek1

    The Wire? Indeed!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Razor

    The Wire…everyone should watch it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    The article and link don’t actually mention The Wire do they?

    Only just got round to watching after I noticed series one on Virgin On Demand (free for XL customers). Then noticed it only had a couple of days left to view so I ploughed through it over three nights. Great stuff – though such high exposure has me constantly having to suppress the urge to talk “street” :D.

    Better still as Series 1 was taken off the available programs it has been replaced by Series 2 so I’m half way through that now.

    #4 4 years ago

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