Sky have apparently accidentally revealed that they are thinking of bringing the Sky Pay TV service to the PS3 as many people suspected.
This pretty much is a confirmation, Sky deleted the crucial info after leaking it. Surprising to see that this may be coming to the Wii as well, although it makes sense because of the Wii "Channels".
WTF kind of title is that. And my second question what is sky tv?
well they did mention adding more "icons" under the current TV icon on the PlayStation XMB. It would look nice next to the BBC iPlayer...
In OPM, they have Channel 4 saying that it's only a matter of time before 4oD is on there. They just have to work around the funding aspect, because 4 is all financed by advertising.
@chaos - It's a UK only thing really, IPTV service based on Sky Satellite service in UK.
It's not confirmed they just released a statement pretty much saying they're sticking with Microsoft until Microsoft launches a better service in Europe like they did in the US with Netflix. I don't Sky wants to patch together a service on PSN and PS3 with it's poor Software capabilities. As long as Microsoft doesn't release the superior Zune Marketplace over in Europe they don't have to bring Sky to PS3. No one wants to use a "Sky disc" to watch TV in Europe.
"I don't Sky wants to patch together a service on PSN and PS3 with it's poor Software capabilities." Fail. "No one wants to use a "Sky disc" to watch TV in Europe." Fail. Hows the new account btw? EDIT-: Thanks for the 2 new ignores, I guess the other ignore came from your Gamearts account. Like clockwork my old mucker, like clockwork! ......... Hopefully the mods will continue to rid you of your many many accounts.
Oh this is rich! Microsoft loses another exclusive! OH HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED
Antan must be the Pirate Thom guy everybody has been talking about. Your Canadianguy/saaking/piratethom accounts are losing bubbles so you wait for a couple of days to get revenge with your Antan account because it has bubbles to spare. EDIT LOL 2 more ignores from two people saying the same things that have not been logged on for awhile until now, both happen to be obsessed with me. You better use one of you other accounts before your Antan account gets zapped like your Pirate Thom account.
"Antan must be the Pirate Thom guy everybody has been talking about. Your Canadianguy/saaking/piratethom accounts are losing bubbles so you wait for a couple of days to get revenge with your Antan account because it has bubbles to spare." Who`s everybody? Frothing at the mouth because you`ve been caught again for the umpteenth time? Ah, i remember now!!! You must mean POG, WHY DIS, COOLISRIS, REALLY DUH, I DID NOT MURDER HIM, MORGANFEL, GAMEARTS, PSSLIM, THE 1...... Yes, they do all have a tendency to start throwing strops when people call them out for using more than one account. Funny that isn`t it? "LOL 2 more ignores from two people saying the same things that have not been logged on for awhile until now, both happen to be obsessed with me. You better use one of you other accounts before your Antan account gets zapped like your Pirate Thom account." Obsessed with you? But your only new here are you not? How can this be?! ...... If logging on everyday is "not logged on for a while"...then you sir, continue to snake and slither..............and fail.
You fail Pirate Thom it's too obvious you use some of your accounts to go after people in a very personal way and you don't even debate their comments relating to the topic. Everybody is talking about it thats why they're going to take your bubbles when they see your accounts. Now back on topic Microsoft delt a heavy blow to Netlfix not only on the 360 but in the young digital distribution market as a whole. Microsoft's tech is far beyond anybody's offerings, so can we blame Netflix for going to Sony? Hell Microsoft probable said go ahead it's only fair. Sky doesn't have to go anywhere so they said they will stick with Microsoft for now because there isn't a 1st party service that makes their tech obsolete. I've been told you also make these clone accounts when one of the 360 fans is out of control you hypocritically despise while front as a real gamer http://www.n4g.com/up/10890...
"You fail Pirate Thom it's too obvious you use some of your accounts to go after people in a very personal way and you don't even debate their comments relating to the topic everybody is talking about it thats why they're going to take your bubbles when they see your accounts." Im sorry, i forgot your the one who has had many accounts frozen, and yet here i am, still good old Antan, here after nearly 4 years, and Pirate Thom is where he or she is. You continue to look desperate. EDIT-:, oops, another ignore! wahey!!! You must of forgotten to put me on ignore with one of the other accounts..i`ll go with............?.......your Morganfel one! On Topic-: Great! EDIT-: "I've been told you also make these clone accounts when one of the 360 fans is out of control you hypocritically despise while front as a real gamer http://www.n4g.com/up/10890... Sorry mate, but im not 6 years old. You appear to be told a lot of things, well for someone new to this site of course. Is it all them people i mentioned earlier? Do keep spinning though.
Wow I haven't seen Antan in almost two years. It's ashame we can't even have good old debates anymore because everyone has a hateful fanboyish comment to make. This would be great news for gamers if true and even better if PSN kept it's free price tag. Edit: NO I've been here, but have not seen you in a bit that's all. Can't believe I got a disagree lol.
"Who I haven't seen Antan in almost two years" Nice to meet you. 2 years you say?! Has it been that long?! My how time flys............Where have you been for 2 years?........... EDIT-: "Edit: NO I've been here, but have not seen you in a bit that's all. Can't believe I got a disagree lol." I`m always here......not as in 24/7 logged in no life etc etc. I don`t recall having the pleasure of a conversation with yourself? and like i say i`ve been here for nearly 4 years. Well there are little pixie disagree fairies running amok. People will disagree with anything if they think it will invoke a reaction.
Anyone for a game of follow the leader?
Anyone for a game of Sky bringing this service to every console, but MS paying for exclusivity to piss off millions of Wii and PS3 gamers? Although I don't really give a crap about this service, I just wanted to annoy you.
What? Watching TV on a console? Yeah, bout time Microsoft caught up to the PS3 and Wii.
um PS3 could already do it couldn't it? with that playtv right?
Youtube + PS3 = Day-one. Why is this never discussed?
Because, discussing anything positive on the PS3 which is free, against another paid 360 service is bad.
That was funny. And all so true. I mean, I was thinking the same thing even before netflix. But, that's kinda what Sony has always done. They are just less shameful about it this generation. And OMG...this "it's free" stuff is becoming the feel good phrase.
The PS3 has had streaming TV shows since launch. Don't be a burk.
@2.6 - Well obviously you would agree with your fellow fanboy, but his statement isn't even true for this. MS are not the leader in terms of this gen, Nintendo are. And they are not the leader in terms of market share either, which I believe Sony still holds the largest market share.
UK PS3s have been able to use Playtv for over a year - which allows you to use your PS3 as a freeview box (i.e. all the main UK channels) and hard disc recorder - which you can also view through remote play on your PSP. This costs a one off cost of about £60 (and i've seen it cheaper)..
"Well obviously you would agree with your fellow fanboy" Are you serious, read much while you trolling around on this site. You boys agree with each other even when you know damn well the person is wrong. I'm glad to see you are admitting that nintendo is the market leader, that only took 3 years huh? The guy made a good point and I do totally agree with him. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Netflix, Sky, cross game chat and its still free
Netflix is US. Sky is UK. Until one, the other or both cross regions its a regional thing.
I would have thought that Sky will come to the ps3. It would be silly not to have it spread over as large an audience as possible.
So once again, M$ overpaid to keep it out of PS3 owners hands...for a little while. How can anyone not hate this joke of a company?
you'd think they would use the money to make a few more decent games. I haven't had anything to play on my 360 this year
Who said they ever paid for it ?
...a piece of the PS3 PIE!!! ;)
Everyone loves PIE ;) Especially Veronica Belmont's :D
...i wish ;-D
Bah, Sky's only good to watch Stargate Universe anyway.
I'm an avid stargate fan... I just love it. Better than Star Wars, and only slightly better than ToS not too sure on the star treks, it'd be too close. I loved enterprise but I've never seen a full episode of DS 9 only about 30 minutes of it before my VHS stopped recording. Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis got really good... the animated one looks bad, the new series looks interesting though. SG-1 is one of the best Sci-fi's about.
With the new one you have to keep an open mind, it's all about a bunch of people who don't function as a full team trying to survive. It's kind of like the jump of Star Trek TNG to Deep Space 9, the jump is that big. SGU doesn't have that comfortable feeling of SG-1 and Atlantis though, it's all about how the characters cope, more about isolated people than a great team working together. On the whole it's a lot more darker and moralistic ST:Voyager. I think it's a brave step for the franchise and I'm impressed how the TV franchise has totally eclipsed the original movie. I would say that Stargate is the nearest to Star Trek as a franchise anyone has got if it stayed with the mythos of the movie and SG-1 never happened, that would be an incredibly devastating thing for sci-fi.
In the uk you can watch any of the freeview channels on your PS3, just go to tvcatchup.com on the browser. Around 30 channels streamed and its free.
Another Bot exclusive bites the dust LMAO this is great!
So is Sky TV the UK Direct TV equivalent? If so, that plus PlayTV seems like a better deal. It also seems as if MS is patting down your pockets every time they announce something. The Xbox PleaseMugMe.
This isn't Microsoft's pricing, it's Sky's own set prices. They charge similar prices to watch through your PC if you don't already have Sky.
...stupid journalism. still, COOL! =)
Screw sky! One of the few things I advocate turning to piracy for... these dirty tossers have the monoply on so many things in the uk making it impossible for poorer people to catch so many shows... not to mention it hurts our sporting culture considering pretty much every decent sport shown live is almost always only shown on sky and i'll be damned if i'm paying £30 a month just so I can watch football! Hopefully sony give them the middle finger but it's unlikely.
just saying what is the point of SKY TV on consoles? Its a rip off!
The ps3 fantards can now watch MSNBC(Network owned my MS) on there little ps3.
Oh, you mean the same MSNBC that gave Uncharted 2 a PERFECT SCORE? Cool, thanks for that! http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...
I like the title. "Confirmed?"
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