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BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:50:36 AM »
Sony has announced that BBC iPlayer will soon be made available on the PlayStation Network in the UK, along with a new movie streaming service.

The electronics firm revealed the news during its official press conference last night at the Gamescom exposition in Cologne, Germany.

Under the initiative, PS3 owners will be able to stream BBC programming on their consoles via a sanctioned link on the PSN. Currently, gamers are only able to do this by accessing the PS3's in-built internet browser.

Alongside this launch, Sony will also introduce a new film service to the PSN in November after agreeing licencing deals with the major movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

This new video delivery service will allow gamers to buy or rent a variety of new and library titles, and also download them to the PlayStation Portable device.

Sony Computer Entertainment president and chief executive Andrew House said: "The addition of the PlayStation Network video delivery service for PS3 and PSP provides a simple way for PlayStation owners to access movie content and enjoy the latest blockbuster whenever and wherever they choose.

"This is no longer just for hardcore gamers, but for everyone. We believe that everyone enjoys entertainment differently and should have the choice as to what entertainment they consume and exactly how they consume it. PlayStation is the gateway to that entertainment."

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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 06:39:29 AM »
360 get SKY

PS3 get BBC

I don't think i have the right smiley to convey my amusement.

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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 01:02:49 PM »
360 get SKY

PS3 get BBC

I don't think i have the right smiley to convey my amusement.
lol. It is very, very funny. Also they are only just getting a movie service 360 owners have had one for ages now.

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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 05:47:07 PM »
360 get SKY

PS3 get BBC

I don't think i have the right smiley to convey my amusement.

 ;D  only just seen this, nice one

I've actually just tried the iplayer on the PS3, i watched an episode of Mock The Week in full screen and the quality was great except for some of Andy Parsons' jokes of course  :), it means if i miss anything again i won't need to catch up with them on my laptop, it's a nice addition, it's just not Sky!


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 05:48:52 PM »
Look on the bright side, you'd be able to watch Last Of The Summer Wine on your PS3!!!  ;D


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 05:52:13 PM »
Look on the bright side, you'd be able to watch Last Of The Summer Wine on your PS3!!!  ;D

 :D
I only watch a few programs on the bbc, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, QI and Mock The Week, and any music festivals stuff, that's about it, i don't even watch Match of the Day, Football First on Sky is much better.


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 05:29:34 AM »
I only watch Football First if United are on, if not it's ye olde MOTD.

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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 05:47:15 AM »
I only watch Football First if United are on, if not it's ye olde MOTD.

Can't stand that spud peddler Gary Lineker so i don't bother with, never been the same since Des quit the beeb.


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 05:50:05 AM »
what's the Hovis tune? I remember back when i was a lad, i used to walk 15 mile for loaf o' bread :P

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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 10:11:39 AM »
I only watch Football First if United are on, if not it's ye olde MOTD.

Can't stand that spud peddler Gary Lineker so i don't bother with, never been the same since Des quit the beeb.

 :o Craig. Thats terrible Gary Linekar was an awesome player. I think hes a pretty good pundit too. Better than that Mark Lawrence or Lawrenson dude
I wont bother with the ps3 I will watch it all on Dave or Dave javu
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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 12:14:41 PM »
I only watch Football First if United are on, if not it's ye olde MOTD.

Can't stand that spud peddler Gary Lineker so i don't bother with, never been the same since Des quit the beeb.

 :o Craig. Thats terrible Gary Linekar was an awesome player. I think hes a pretty good pundit too. Better than that Mark Lawrence or Lawrenson dude
I wont bother with the ps3 I will watch it all on Dave or Dave javu

I concur... but is that because I'm a Tottenham fan... oh crap, should I have admitted that?   :o


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 01:12:40 PM »
I'm not disputing his footballing ability, he was a great player, still glad he didn't break Sir Bobby's England record though.
I just don't like him as a host thats all.


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Re: BBC iPlayer coming to PlayStation Network
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 03:17:09 PM »
PS3 BBC iPlayer breaks records in December
Console helps push viewing requests to an all time high

BBC iPlayer viewing requests on PS3 hit a record seven million in December, representing an increase of 31 percent month-on-month, according to the broadcaster.

In total, iPlayer received 145 million requests for TV and radio programmes last month, BBC Online social media executive Nick Reynolds revealed in a blog post.

Although locating programmes with numbers in the title like the 606 football phone-in can be a bit of a pain, iPlayer's a great service which we often use on PS3 and would love to see made available on Xbox 360 too.

Unfortunately, unless things have changed a lot since last summer, we're not holding or breath.


 

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