KT, Korea's dominant telecom operator, and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea (SCEK) will launch an Internet-based TV service in November that runs on the PlayStation 3 game console, the companies said Tuesday.
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It only gets better for ps3 from now onwards
Unless microsoft delivers its ipv ideas in this month ( or this year for freeview in the EU but thats highly doubted since the propaganda machine would be hitting a halo high on it already) they are gonna have a harder time pushing this capability of the xbox as a selling point. I wonder when microsoft will release its iptv sevice since apparently sony is pushing and advancing faster than they are even if they are still behind in content for their network.
I wish it were a worldwide service but i guess every region seeking its individual advancements generate a higher creative rate and a lower failure rate for new ideas, since by localizing new services like this if they are a sucess they can pass it on to other regions yet if its a failure its not a worldwide debauchery of funds.
We don't know much about Sony's IPTV... We know a lot about Microsoft's IPTV service... which will be delivered via huge service providers and will come with features that will compete with existing cable service providers. Sony's IPTV sounds more like "We have IPTV too" kind of thing. It better not be like PSN that was designed to complete with XBox live and there is not much competing going on... Sony's IPTV better not be some random service that can be done on any PC and supported by 2-3 channels... it better compete against Cable just like what Microsoft's is trying to do. I'm glad sony got into this... since it will push Microsoft to do better.. competition can only be good for the consumer.
I can be wrong... but Sony's IPTV sounds like a rushed product that Sony is trying to just push to beat Microsoft to it. Microsoft already showed working prototypes and gave us lots of details on it... what do we know about Sony's IPTV? and it will be released less than 1 month from now?... it better not suck Sony or it will backfire...
work in sonys research and development do you? how long have they been working on this then?
please, if your looking for logical unbiased comment disregard anything that bladestars says.
that is unless your are a xbox 'fanboy' then you should have a poster of this dude on the back of your toilet door, for he is your PIN UP!!
Bladestar, why not wait till after the demo before you suggest this is a rushde product.
also, am i right in thinking M$ services gets screamed over the internet? hence the HD? thats great, unless one you dont have the net, 2, have a poor connection amd 3, M$ charges you to watch things right?
i have read a statement where they said if you were to download the complete family guy series it would end up costing MORE than the actual DVD version. i think id prefer less content for free, rather than a little more for a cost.
and people seem to forget you can stream live/stored tv to your psp over wifi anywhere in the world, can M$ do that with its Zune?
everyone do yourself a favour go to this website >>>www.tv-links.co.uk << you can stream pretty much everything you'd ever want FOR FREE.
Microsoft should know more about “rushed products” than anybody else.
*remembers the RROD issues*
Yup, MS has that one down to science…
"We don't know much about Sony's IPTV"... "Sony's IPTV sounds more like "We have IPTV too" kind of thing." - bladestar
do you find the two sentences above a good measure of how smart you are?
how the heck can you come up with these two contradictory statement when you fully know that sony - one of the worlds biggest producer of audio-visual media - ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... ) are doing this with Korea's dominant telecom provider.
fanboy > brain
ohh... no... I am not trying to get into a "Microsoft is evil.. and they can't do nothing right" debate... mmm... strange... some anti-microsoft comments... duhh of course microsoft can't do nothing right.. Sorry I didn't mean to hurt your feelings on this one. So, let me see if I can fix it for you Sony fanboys so you can feel better... yada yada... Sony is the best.. Sony PSN is better than xbox live... We know a lot about Sony IPTV and is better than Microsoft's... happy? feel better?
ohh yeah... and though unrelated.. how can we forget about RROD!!!!!!!!
Anyways.. I give Sony the benefit of the doubt when it comes to this service... Do I believe Sony will deliver? well.. when was the last time they did? Xbox live is still standing... PSN didn't destroy it... hwo about Xbox live arcade? where are all those arcade games on PSN? Video? Home? Dude, unless you show me Something about Sony's IPTV I have the right to doubt until proven otherwise... the same way that you have the right to blindly follow Sony everywhere they go, believe their promises even when you have no idea what these IPTV service means to the consumer. does that sound fair?
"and people seem to forget you can stream live/stored tv to your psp over wifi anywhere in the world, can M$ do that with its Zune? "
lol... please don't go there... there is no reason why it can't be done... Helloooooooooooooooooo... Media Center!? Did you hear about Microsoft's Live TV which is currently in Beta!? I will live it as that... don't want to span this post.. and keep it related to this article... too bad no one can give their opinion without some sony fanboy getting all workup... and jumping all over the place...
bladestar, when you contradict yourself and make assumptions (because that is what you did when you said "Sony's IPTV sounds more like "We have IPTV too" kind of thing."") then admit it. did you know that Korean Telecom is the biggest provider broadband in Korean? And korean broadband is a world leader.
when you make a dumb comment - admit it. seriously where the hell did you get this "we have IP TV too" conclusion from? you know you made a stupid 100% fanboy comment so before you go accusing other people of being fanboys you should look at yourself first.
your acting like a child now....
no one said anything negetive about M$ service
no one said anything about psn vs live
no one even said the ps version will be better than M$
you have to appeciate if you suggest sony might have rushed a product when you have little to no actual knowledge of it that people will retaliate, sure your allowed your opinions, thats what we're all here for, but when its nothing but pro-M$ and anti-ps day in day out what can you expect.
and with regards to stuff like.... " there is no reason why it can't be done" conserning the zune, you can say that about anything. It doesnt offer the service does it.
Sony is in showbiz and they know what to do! so i guess MS will struggle competing with sony in this department.
How could something Sony announced first be a rushed product. I supposed since Microsoft is also announcing a similar feature of Home, that Sony's version is rushed as well.
Microsoft is introduceing a feature a similar to home? What is it?
didn't we hear about IPTV from MS since before E307. now we are hear about sony IPTV now. can someone say copycat
so are you saying MS didn't give details about IPTV. also got provider to jump on board thier service. isn't disney one of thier provider.and as for sony talking about this 9 month ago. Funny how we are just hearing about it now.
how can you copy something that doesnt exsist???
M$ did sya this years ago but where is it?? sony released information on this about 9 months ago and its here in 3 months! doesnt that worry you as to what M$ have been doing for the past 3 years? not alot by the look of things.
Sony will have it in customers hands well before M$ does, thats the important thing, everyone copies, thats business. are you suggest M$ have never copied an idea? if your competitor offers something that you believe will attract consumers then its commen sense to offer an equal service to.
Mighty Douche, read up on IPTV. MS's IPTV platform has been available since at least 2005, when it was adopted by SwissTel for its IPTV service. In June, 2007, the IPTV software suite was rebranded as Mediaroom. You may not have heard about it because IPTV penetration is still low, but MS has been working on it for several years already. It used to stink, but in typical MS fashion, they kept tweaking and tweaking it, so that by the end of this year many IPTV providers all over the world will be rolling out their IPTV services using Mediaroom. The integration of Mediaroom into the 360 and xbox live is really more of an afterthought.
does anyone use that site especially for ps3 either?
its ps3movies.com or something, and it only works through ps3s browser. last time i checked it was a bit lacking, but had some decent trailers etc..
there was a live stream feature there aswell, that was still waiting to be used.
IPTV on the 360 will be offered by existing internet service providers, not MS. MS will provide its software platform along with integration with the 360's hardware and xbox live interface, but your local ISP will decide what mix of programming and services to offer and how much they will charge you.
Some of you seem to think IPTV is just another weapon in the console wars, but you all need to think a lot bigger if you want to understand what MS is up to. MS wants nothing less than to take over the way we watch TV. MS is gunning for global adoption of its Mediaroom software as the standard platform for delivering IPTV, which MS believes will eventually supplant traditional broadcasting as the primary means for delivering tv programming to the masses. If things go according MS's plans, Mediaroom has potential to be a bigger cash cow than Windows. MS started working on Mediaroom before 2002, well before the first Xbox came out. The latest version of Mediaroom finally looks fully featured and mature enough for a world-wide rollout. ATT, British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Sing Tel (Singapore), among others, have already adopted MS Mediaroom as their platform for delivering IPTV.
That's why I can't see what Sony intends to accomplish with its Korean IPTV venture. Unlike MS, Sony does not have a long-standing IPTV strategy and hasn't put in anywhere near the money and effort MS has sunk into IPTV technology. MS has built up a commanding lead of several years in IPTV platform development, and compared to the scale of MS's global IPTV operation, Sony's Korean venture seems downright puny. I don't even know if Sony developed its own proprietary IPTV platform or if it plans to license one from somebody else (Mediaroom?). I wonder how serious Sony is with IPTV.
But my perspective in the matter is resumed in the next points:
A) Korea is one of if not the number 1 country in the use of broadband which means that this is a key territory currently in the development of internet based services such as iptv which if succesfull can catapult this service to the other members of the broadband top.
B) This seems as a multiaproach effort to accomplish the tv distribution of the "media center to rule them all" that everyone is trying to acomplish. Unlike microsoft which is focusing all on digital distribution, Sony seems to be diversyfying its aproach as exampled by the freeview tv setup releasing in europe next year. Unlike microsoft they dont seem to be so confident in the near future absolute adoption of iptv and non physical delivery systems but that doesnt mean they wont tap into the market by securing the best currently available markets (broadband+ countries).
C) By adopting to release earlier they seek to gain an advantage on the market this means by acomplishing to gain the first foothold they can expand and relate the service to their namebrand like ipod became the official name to similar devices by the global average joe, or xboxlive became the console unified online gaming of choice but windows live gaming was not received so well since similar services already existed.
Its smart of MSFT not to talk about anything anymore.
6# I'v seen the whole list of MSFT's IPTV features at the time it was first announced its very advanced. Sony's always in a hurry to implement others idea's from this generation not things that have been proven and tested for years and years. The only thing Sony is doing that they have came up with is *Home* all the other functions, features and services are from mostly MSFT and the Wii.
Agreed. MSFT is trying to reinvent TV. They are going to sell the 360 to cable providers as set-top boxes with added benifits. Really Cable providers will be able to buy the 360 from MFST in bulk.
This Sony thing is just for bragging rights using Japan as ginni pigs so they can tell consumers "see we have it too".
As for 360 sales being used as tools in the console war this will cause new flame due to the sales by default when this takes off.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the 360 hardware as it stands now be a poor choice in this sort of venture? I would think the reliability issues of the hardware would cause a much larger problem than simply a gaming inconvenience if it was integrated into your television as well. Television viewers are used to having their tvs/cable boxes/dvrs on for very long periods of time and the 360 hardware has shown signs of major issues after extended use. When the general public, not just the gaming community, becomes subject to these problems it would most likely cause steps backwards in public acceptance of this technology.
Nonsense deal with it.
wait wait wait.. are some you actually insinuating that with microsofts IPTV that it will replace cable boxes from cable providers such as comcast??? That cable providers will buy 360s in mass and distribute those instead of regular cable boxes...you have to be freaking kidding me. People are worried at playing extended game sessions on the machine, let alone have it on pretty much all day when viewing cable television. There is no way in hell that the 360 will be a cable box and viewed up to 10 hours a day viewing television. So you have to pay to play online, now you have to pay for IPTV to view programming, who knows what type of shows are available. At least Sony has the adapter to receive FREE over the air programming, albeit it only works in europe. Jesus man, M$ is really nickle and diming you guys, and you are eating it up.
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