PSP video download service launches in UK
- Posted July 14th, 2008 at 10:50 EDT by
- 8 Comments
Sony has quietly launched its PlayStation Portable video download service in the UK. The partnership with Sky brings TV shows to the handheld under the Go!View brand.
Studios including Sky Sports, NBC, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, BBC, ESPN, ABC and Disney will provide content for the service. Wow. You'll have to download the shows onto your PC first, and then transfer them onto the PSP.
Here's the bad news: it's not free. Ok maybe that was an unreasonable expectation but here's the lowdown anyway. There are three subscription packs available, each for £5 per month, covering Comedy, Sport and Entertainment; you can get all 3 for £10 per month (there's one month free trial too). You'll also be able to rent selected TV programmes and films for £1.50 or £2.50 respectively.
We'll let you know if we find out more, including whether or not the service will head to North America. In the meantime, check out Go!View.
- 6:07am EDT - July 14th, 2008
Pretty sweet. I'll be checking this out.
- 6:09am EDT - July 14th, 2008
hmm not bad IMO if you want TV on the go
- 6:15am EDT - July 14th, 2008
Added link to Go!View website as well as a line about the free trial.
- 6:18am EDT - July 14th, 2008
tis is cool! i just got a psp. i hope theres a way u can get shows for free via ps3. i doubt it though since its a video service.
- 7:03am EDT - July 14th, 2008
I wont be paying a monthly fee to watch BBC programmes. Thats what the TV license is for. And i dont see why i should have to pay twice to watch sky programmes
- 7:18am EDT - July 14th, 2008
So you pay a subscription for unlimited access, or pay subscription plus the video fees?
- 12:51pm EDT - July 14th, 2008
yall BRITISH shoul/d be happy for once a small but big thing yall got it before us NORTH AMERICANS. i guess SONY movie download should be out in the next few weeks
- 12:59pm EDT - July 14th, 2008
Havent got a PSP but this is great from Sony still.
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