Sony works with NBC to bring more content to PlayStation 3

By Justin Mann on March 11, 2009, 2:28 PM
Sony is moving one step closer towards their goal of having the PlayStation 3 as the “entertainment hub” of living rooms, following an agreement they have worked up with NBC. The deal will see content delivered to the PS3, including movies and TV shows, accessible through rentals or per-episode purchases. The movies will be primarily sourced from Universal and the TV shows primarily from NBC. This content will be available to the nearly 9 million registered PS Network users.

The shows and movies will also be available through the PSP and adds on to a growing library of titles available through Sony's console. A step in the right direction, for sure, if they want the PS3 to be a media center hub. But is it enough? Microsoft, LG, Samsung and others all had the right idea when they teamed up with Netflix. Sony, on the other hand, claimed it was a bad idea and opted not to do it. If Sony wants to truly grow their content, it seems foolish not to also work up a deal with Netflix – arguably the largest provider movies online today. Should they reconsider their stance?




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gobbybobby said:
I have never bought a movie of off Netflix, I like to watch things for free, being able to watch you tube on my PS3 and Tv shows such as Heros free on the BBC I player (UK only) Is great, The Xbox 360 does not even have a web browser. If I wanted to watch a movie I would just look at the TV guide and see when its on, thats why we have 30 movie channels is it not?
windmill007 said:
They need to add Hulu and Netflixs or make it free. Who wants to pay for the crap you can get for free somewhere else? I guess people who have money to burn... I will just continue to use the playon app with the PS3.
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