Internet Ready Sony Bravia TV’s And New Content Service Soon

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Sony is set to roll out a new Internet content service spanning movies games and music however several Hollywood studio’s have failed to sign on for the new service which is expected to be launch later this year in Australia. The Japanese Company is also set to roll out several new devices that can be connected to each other over the web. Among those products will be Internet capable Bravia TV’s, PS3 consoles, Vaio computers and portable video games devices such as the Sony PSP.

Sony is set to roll out a new Internet content service spanning movies games and music however several Hollywood studio’s have failed to sign on for the new service which is expected to be launch later this year in Australia. The Japanese Company is also set to roll out several new devices that can be connected to each other over the web. Among those products will be Internet capable Bravia TV’s, PS3 consoles, Vaio computers and portable video games devices such as the Sony PSP.

Sony CEO Howard Stringer said “Our mission is simply to be the leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment,” Sony plans to Kickstart the new service  by offering movies and other video content through its PlayStation3 videogame console’s” Carl Rose the CEO of Sony Australia said “Content is set to be a key part of our offering going forward and in the future our Bravia TV offering will be Internet capable. Sony because we own content are in a strong position to deliver an excellent content service”.

According to Associated Press, Sony will begin by delivering movies directly to Internet-connected Bravia LCD TV’s set to rolled out in time for Xmas say Sony insiders. Sony said it would become the first company to stream a movie directly to a television without a set-top box and without a cable- or satellite-TV subscription.

Mr. Stringer, charged with turning around the struggling company when he took over in June 2005, has been slashing costs, cutting jobs and getting rid of unprofitable businesses. With those efforts completed, the latest strategy will be a big test of whether he can also stimulate growth for the company.

 

As Internet connections have gotten faster and consumers are getting more of their entertainment online, analysts say, downloading services for movies and television shows could become a market worth billions of dollars in the U.S. alone.

Mr. Stringer, a former movie executive, has often talked about the importance of designing products that can be connected to each other and combined with easy-to-use software to download video, music and other content.
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Establishing a dominant position in this area is crucial for Sony. Its Walkman music devices lost out to Apple Inc.’s iPods because the Japanese company didn’t have compelling music-downloading software.

Sony, which owns a movie studio and a music company, has an advantage over rivals because it has access to both content and electronic devices and can play off the strengths of both industries. For example, the first movie it plans to offer directly to TVs is “Hancock,” a Sony Pictures movie it will release before it is available on DVD.
According to Hollywood magazine Variety, Sony has yet to sign any deals with external movie production firms, reports Variety.

As Variety points out, the Xbox Live Marketplace iteration of a similar movie download service only had backing from Paramount and Warner Bros. when it debuted and quickly earned the trust of a number of other major studios.

Speculating on the issue, Variety’s Ben Fritz believes the hold up may be attributed to the extra features Sony has planned for the service.

 

While the Xbox Live Marketplace merely allows for film purchase and rental via download, Sony’s planned service also includes the ability to transfer films to portable players such as the PSP. Contract negotiations for the former have become standard in Hollywood, but Sony’s plan adds a new level of complexity to the proceedings. My only hope is that Sony has the foresight to avoid overly restrictive digital rights management plans in their service.

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