BBC Sport app coming to PS3 in time for Wimbledon

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:52 GMT

BBC Sport is to publish an app on PS3, Sony said today, in time for Wimbledon 2012.

The BBC Sport app, which will sit alongside BBC News and BBC iPlayer on the Sony Entertainment Network, will be launching on Bravia TVs and PS3 in time for Wimbledon 2012, Sony said today.

The principal purpose of the app is to deliver live sporting events where there are simultaneous activities or multiple camera angles, such as F1, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

Throughout the London 2012 Olympics Games, the BBC Sport app will give audiences access to 2,500 hours of content and up to 24 simultaneous live events, all in HD.

Said Edd Uzzell, Sony category development manager for Bravia:

“Televised sport is one of the biggest rating wins for broadcasters. This truly is a killer app and will provide a substantial amount of additional sporting content that you can’t get through the current broadcasting model. We strongly believe this will kick-start more widespread usage of the connected television offering, providing sport fans using the app with in-depth big-screen coverage of their favourite events.

“The app will also have extensive penetration in the UK thanks to its availability on PlayStation 3.”

There’s no firm date yet.

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