PlayStation 4 Will Get TV Streaming From Viacom
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
According to VG247 Sony and Viacom have struck up a long-term deal to allow PlayStation 4 users to stream TV directly through their console. Individuals close to the deal have said that it will allow Sony and Viacom to compete directly with traditional cable and satellite Television delivery. The PlayStation 4 will be an early beneficiary of this new technology although it could be rolled out to other Sony products in the future such as the Vita, Sony tablets and Sony Television Sets.
Sony is also apparently in talks with other big media companies with regards to Television streaming. They are currently in discussions with Walt Disney, Time Warner and CBS. This means the PlayStation 4 will match the Xbox One on the content delivery front. Both next generation consoles are looking to be more than just consoles and expand the content that they can offer to users. This allows both Sony and Microsoft to monetise its customers in more ways, particularly with regards to advertising. It remains to be seen how popular console-Television will turn out to be.
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