Sony Announces New Premium Video Service for Its Devices

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At their CES press conference, Sony announced a Premium Video Service for Blu-ray players, Sony televisions and PCs in conjunction with unified PlayStation Network access across all Sony Internet-enabled products.

The new video service lets Sony Bravia televisions and Blu-Ray devices access content previously only available on PSN via the PS3. It's also available to any Windows-based PC. The service launches next month in six countries to start. Users with existing PSN accounts will be able to use their Wallet to purchase the video content (which includes full moveis), while new users will have to make a PSN account (despite possibly not owning a PS3 -- this detail is unclear).

Sony's new operating branch, Sony Network Entertainment Inc., will manage the service under the direction of Sony Computer Entertainment headman Kaz Hirai.

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