IFA 2011 – BERLIN. Sony’s Qriocity is no more – the VOD service will from now on be part of the new Sony Entertainment Network, said Kazuo Hirai, executive deputy president, Sony Corporation at the Sony press conference.
Dutch public broadcaster NOS has released some figures on viewing of their on-demand programming on connected devices from Philips, Sharp, Samsung and Sony. Few figures have until now been available.
Sony Network Entertainment International said on Sunday (May 15) that it would begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStationNetwork and Qriocity Services. The restoration will be on a country by country basis, beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East.
Sony is now emailing its 77 million worldwide users of the PlayStation Network with a warning that all their user data have been compromised by the hacker attack between April 17 – 19. This might include the user’s credit card information.
The closing stages of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships will be captured in 3D, following an agreement with Sony Europe, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced. The 3D production is being made in partnership with host broadcaster the BBC and being offered to interested global broadcasters.
Sony UK is adding the live video music VOD service Moshcam to its connected TV platform Bravia Internet Video, which will be available on-demand and free of charge.
The Polish interactive media platform Ipla has become available on Sony TV sets with Bravia Internet Video, as well as PS3 consoles, Blu-ray discs, home cinema and Media Box.
Opera Software has announced it will deliver its browser on Sony Bravia televisions and Blu-ray Disc players. Opera aims to deliver more “lean-forward”, interactive components to connected home users by offering Opera’s solution to Sony’s devices.
Skype has confirmed it is working with Sony and Vizio to put the online calling application direct into the living room.
Sony has launched a dedicated website for developers of apps for its Google Android TV sets. At the moment, the site only offers the opportunity to register as a developer.