Further details have emerged of Sony’s forthcoming Go! Video download service that has been developed with BSkyB. The service will go live early next year and will enable over 2.3 million users of the games console in the UK and Ireland to watch video content including music, sports and movies. Once downloaded it will also be possible to transfer the content to a PC.
BSkyB CEO James Murdoch said that Sky and Sony were complementary in terms of content, marketing and technology: “Alongside our existing services for PCs and mobile phones, this is another example of how we’re working to give more choice, flexibility and control to customers. The quality of the PSP’s screen and its substantial reach among 2 million users in the UK and Ireland makes it a natural extension to our multi-platform strategy.”
It is the first time that Sky has offered its video content through a non-Sky branded service.
The details were revealed at the Games Convention 2007 in Leipzig, where Sony also announced PlayTV, turning the PSP into a DVB-T receiver and personal video recorder.