Sony is contemplating launching an Internet-Based substitute to cable-TV service. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has contacted a selection of mainstream media companies to negotiate the rights to offer their TV channels over the Internet in the US.
Sony is thinking of beaming the channels over the Internet connections to various Sony made devices, including PlayStation gaming consoles, TV sets and Blu-ray players. Sony has already opened discussions with companies such as News Corp. (FX, National Geographic, Fox News), NBCUniversal (G4TV, USA, CNBC, Bravo, A&E), and Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, TLC, Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet). The plan would be to offer viewers more affordable packages with an à la carte-style selection of channels.
Via PC Mag