Sony’s Major Cloud TV Service to be Released on PS4

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The cloud-based TV service PlayStation Vue, which will bring as many as 75 television and content channels to games consoles, is expected to be launched during the first quarter of this year.
The chief executive of Sony - Kaz Hirai, announced the launch plans during his CES keynote speech on Monday. Hirai also said that the service would at first be released on PlayStation4 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The price model and international rollout plans should be reported later on.

Customers of PlayStartion Vue will be offered an access to live TV, catch-up and on-demand content from six media conglomerates: CBS, Fox, NBC Universal, Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks, and Viacom.

The scores of channels which will be released along with the service feture the likes of Animal Planet, National Geographic, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon.

Last November, the service was previewed by a select group of invite-only beta testers. They were based in New York, and Hirai and reported that the commercial rollout would begin "in the first quarter of this year."

According to the chief executive, PlayStation Vue "reinvents the television viewing experience."

In addition, he said that it "brings the best of live TV, and an extensive catalog of content, keeping you constantly connected to what's popular, what's new, and what's trending."
Later on, while discussing the commercial success of the PlayStation 4, Hirai said PlayStation Vue will help make the console a "comprehensive product platform with unparalleled entertainment experiences."

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