Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sony Considers Internet Rival to Cable TV

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony is in talks with cable networks to stream content directly to devices over the internet.  This is interesting not only because it's one of the more forward thinking moves that Sony has made in a long time, but also because it is just the start of what is likely to be a major change in the world of television.  The internet enabled television is on the cusp of mass adoption.  From WSJ:
Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, say people familiar with the situation, the latest threat to cable and satellite operators that now dominate pay television.  
The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has approached several big media companies that own TV channels to negotiate the rights to offer TV channels over the Web to U.S. consumers, the people say.  
Sony is proposing to beam the channels over Internet connections to Sony-made devices including PlayStation gaming consoles, television sets and Blu-ray players, those people said.

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