Chrystia Freeland, Financial Times US managing editor, interviewed Howard Stringer of Sony. This is a transcript of the interview, which you may watch here. In this segment Mr Stringer discusses new media.
FT: How is your own online video acquisition fairing?
HS: Oh, Grouper has to get through…we've only had it eight months and I think it's going fine. We have a lot of opportunity to push our content and design content especially for Grouper and obviously the big moment will come when PlayStation 3 is effectively networked. But then Grouper will have an advantage; we'll be able to give it an advantage to networking it over PlayStation 3 and put our own content through it. At the moment it has access to our content but it's going through the teething pains of YouTube, is trying to decide what it can put on the air or what it can't put on the air and, because it's smaller, it's obviously less successful.