Tag Archives: vidzone
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 11:03 GMT
Sony’s announced this morning that music video service VidZone will relaunch on PS3 today. The reboot will feature an easier to use navigation, as well as introduce five new features: Zones – where you’ll find music based on genre or theme – My Zone, a custom version of Zones; “smart playlist generator” V-Mix; Social Connectivity via Facebook and Optimised Search. You can grab the new update by starting the program from the Music section in the XMB.
Sat, May 21, 2011 | 16:05 BST
An update to VidZone includes videos from Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and David Guetta along with some Beastie Boys through On Demand.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 14:02 BST
Sony said today that European PS3 music video streaming service VidZone has now delivered more than 500 million streams to 3.7 million people.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 | 17:02 BST
EMI Music has joined VidZone, just in time for today’s new software update which promises to make the service faster than ever before.
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 | 14:17 BST
Thanks to an update on PSN, VidZone on PS3 is now known as VidZone TV, and now hosts over 100 music TV channels.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 12:18 GMT
SCEE’s claimed that PS3′s Vidzone is the “biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world,” with more than 2 million users having watched 200 million videos in its first six months.
Vidzone’s reach covers 18 countries. The service includes interviews and behind-the-scenes footage as well as videos.
Press release after the break.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 18:50 GMT
VidZone has announced the dates that Europe can expect to receive the service on their PS3′s.
Here’s the list:
- November 23: Austria, The Netherlands, and Portugal
- December 3: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
- December 10: Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and New Zealand
The service launched in the UK in June.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 11:33 BST
Euro PSN users will get an exclusive look at the new Groove Armada video today, courtesy of VidZone. Details on the EU PS Blog.
There’s a picture through there of two old women snogging. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 | 16:17 BST
Sony’s said that a “bug” was causing pre-roll ads on VidZone to be over-served, but has assured the problem’s now dealt with.
“We would never overload you with adverts like this and we apologise for any annoyance and also ask you to keep using the service (and tell your friends) as this has now been fixed,” said Ben Creasey, head of production for the European music video service, speaking on the EU PS Blog.
Pre-roll advertising will be now shown no more than once every 15 minutes, SCEE said today.
Faster start-up times and faster searches are promised in the service’s latest update, in addition.
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 11:50 BST
PS3 music video service VidZone has now served 100 million plays, SCEE said this morning.
The app itself has been downloaded over 1 million times.
And the top ten tune”z” you’re listening to are:
- Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
- Michael Jackson – Thriller
- Lady Gaga – Poker Face
- Michael Jackson – Beat It
- Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
- Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
- Eminem – We Made You
- Dizzee Rascal, Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
- Michael Jackson – Black Or White
- Michael Jackson – Another Part Of Me
PR after the break.
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 | 17:57 BST
Those who use PS3′s VidZone service in the UK or Ireland will get to see the premiere of U2’s “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy’, music video, this coming Tuesday. The rest of Europe gets it next Thursday.
It’s the third single from their No Line On The Horizon album and the video animation was directed by Irish film-maker David O’Reilly.
VidZone also has a U2 competition coming soon, but no word on what it entails or what the prize is, yet.
It could be a cool, or possibly a half-eaten sandwich out of Bono’s trash bin.
We’ll let you know.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 11:47 BST
Bored of the default Vidzone playlists? Fear now. You can now get pre-defined sets loosely formed around “BBQ”, the 90s, “metal anthems” and more, as you can see here.
SCEE also said today that more than 500 new tracks have been uploaded to the free PS3 music service.
Go and listen to the Beach Boys while frying your sausage, or something.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 16:25 BST
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 | 17:59 BST
Sony has confirmed that VidZone will go live on June 11.
The free service gives you access to thousands of streaming music videos on demand, just in case you didn’t know.
Users can expect 10,000 videos right off the bat to download off PSN, with more to come.
Press release is below.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 11:16 BST
SCEE just released a ton of new VidZone images, saying it “hopes” to announce full details of the PS3 music video service at E3.
The company was quick to stress that “all playlists, music and advertising/sponsors are placeholders for the benefit of demonstration” in these screens.
Get them below.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 10:15 BST
SCEE just confirmed VidZone’s to launch on PS3 this summer.
We did tell you this back in January, but there we are.
The “interactive music TV” service allows you to watch music videos on demand on both PS3 and PSP.
“Several Major record labels as well as thousands of Independent labels” are involved, said Sony today.
VidZone was first announced at Games Convention last year, where it was pegged for a Q1 2009 launch.
Press release after the break.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 09:58 BST
According to a PSN release schedule obtained by videogaming247.com, the online music video service, operated by London-based company VidZone Digital Media will be available to download from PSN on 4th June.
Until now, the Vidzone service – which allows streaming of music videos to all PS3 users in Europe for free –only had a “2009″ release schedule.
Amid fears that you wouldn’t be able to play games and listen to music simultaneously, Sony’s David Reeves said of VidZone to VG247 last year that, “Because you can listen to it – you don’t have to see the music video – and play your game at the same time.”
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 | 08:05 BST
David Reeves is a nice chap. He’s also president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, so when he says things it’s best to take note. We caught up with Reeves at Games Convention in Leipzig last week after an impressive press conference at the show, and, as ever, he had plenty to say on everything. We’ve broken it down into easily digestible stories for you below. Because we’re nice like that.
- Reeves shrugs off FFXIII on 360 saying, “It’s still exclusive in Japan”
- Reeves on Home: “I can look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track”
- Reeves: “Sometimes it’s an advantage to be last in Europe”
- Reeves: There will be no PS3 price cut this year
- Reeves: We’re a bit behind on video downloads, but we will get there
- Reeves: “I am supremely confident” that PS3 leads 360 in PAL territories – audio
- Reeves: Focus groups said music videos were key to PS3
- Reeves: You can play PS3 games while listening to streaming Vidzone movies
- Reeves: Euro PS3 music video downloads “might be a Sony service”
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 | 06:38 BST
Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Leipzig last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said that the reason Vidzone – a streaming service for music videos – is to be added to the European PS3 early next year is that focus tests consistently through it up as important.
“It’s what prompted it,” said Reeves when asked if customers had been asking for a music video service.
In the focus groups that we’ve done – and it wasn’t just in the UK – music came number two, video came number three and photos number four, and that was very consistent.”
Vidzone launches at the beginning of 2009, with a download service to contain similar content planned for launch towards the end of next year.
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 | 06:34 BST
Worried that PS3′s streaming Vidzone music videos were going to get in the way of your games? SCEE president David Reeves is here to quell the fear.
“People said, ‘I wish I could listen to the music, and see it as well,’” Reeves told us, speaking at Games Convention in Leipzig last week.
“Because you can listen to it – you don’t have to see the music video – and play your game at the same time. And that to them was very important.”
The Vidzone service – which allows streaming of music videos to all PS3 users in Europe for free – is to launch early next year. A download service for similar content is scheduled to hit towards the end of 2009.