Sky Deutschland launches Sky Ticket on Sony Bravia Android TVs

Sky Deutschland has launched Sky Ticket, its low-cost contract-free OTT offering, on Sony Bravia Android TVs. The Sky Ticket app is available to download on post-2016 Sony Bravia Android TVs. The service will enable subscribers to stream live sports including Bundesliga football, the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League and Formula 1, along with Sky […]

AT&T offers Crunchyroll to Sony for US$1.5 billion

AT&T is reportedly in talks to sell anime streamer Crunchyroll to Sony.  According to a report from The Information, AT&T is looking to lower its US$151 billion debts and has offered the service to Sony for US$1.5 billion – though it is understood that the Japanese company is looking for this to be significantly lowered. […]

Disney+ on Sony Bravia Android TVs

Disney+ is now available on select Sony Bravia Android TVs in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Via the Disney+ application, users can access the subscription-based streaming service directly which requires a subscription. A number of Sony Bravia TVs support the Dolby Vision HDR format ahd Dolby Atmos sound. brings space and […]

Sony reportedly working on new VR headset

Sony is reportedly developing a new PlayStation VR headset to accompany its upcoming PS5 console. According to Bloomberg, the console maker is planning to launch an updated version of the PSVR unit which first launched in 2016. The report says it is currently unclear whether this would be a full-scale sequel to the original unit […]

Amazon appoints Sony’s Hopkins as video business head

Amazon has hired Sony Pictures Television chairman and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to oversee its video entertainment businesses — including Prime Video and its movie and television unit Amazon Studios. Hopkins is set to join Amazon on February 24 and will report directly to CEO Jeff Bezos. Hopkins joined Sony in 2017 after spending […]

Apple TV to launch on Sony, Vizio smart TVs

Apple has confirmed that its Apple TV app will launch on Sony and Vizio smart TVs ‘later this year’. The announcement comes several days after the news that the app would also be made available to 2020, 2019 and 2018 LG smart TVs. It brings the total number of smart TV manufacturers offering Apple TV-built […]

Xumo announces distribution deals with Sony, Panasonic

AVOD Xumo has signed distribution deals with Sony and Panasonic. The new deals add to the streamer’s pre-existing deal with LG and will see Xumo’s service added to Sony and Panasonic EPGs. The LG deal, announced in 2019, sees audiences able to access over 190 linear channels across 12 genres. Xumo says that the service […]

Sony announces 2020 PlayStation Vue switch off

Sony has announced the shutdown of its cord-cutting OTT streamer PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020. The announcement came as something of a surprise, following the company’s decision to raise subscription costs by US$5 across the board in July. In a blog post post written by Sony Interactive Entertainment deputy president John Kodera, the company […]

Disney and Sony sign expanded PlayStation Vue distribution deal

Disney has signed a new multi-year deal to continue the distribution of its channels on Sony’s cord-cutting PlayStation Vue streaming platform. The contract is an expansion of Disney’s existing deal with the streamer, and brings in the new ACC Network from ESPN along with the National Geographic and FX networks that Disney acquired through the […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]