Sony Computer Entertainment America has said that programming from HBO, the premium cable television network, is available on the PlayStation3 system, the first gaming system to offer HBO original television programming. PlayStationNetwork’s video delivery service now features HBO content for purchase in the United States on the PlayStation3 and PSP (PlayStationPortable) systems.
Shows from the US cable network available for download include True Blood, Big Love, Entourage, Eastbound and Down, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Wire, Rome, Da Ali G Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords.
“The HBO library of premium original content is a perfect example of how PS3 has become the most content rich entertainment platform in the living room,” said Peter Dille, SVP, marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA, in a statement. “When you combine the iconic programming from HBO with the existing TV, film, live sports and original programming available on PlayStation Network, our customers have access to the content they want, when they want it, at home or on the go with the PSP.”
“We’re extremely pleased to offer our premium programming on Sony Computer Entertainment’s PS3 system,” said Henry McGee, president, HBO Home Entertainment. “This premier gaming system will offer an exciting new way for consumers to purchase HBO’s award-winning programming.”