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PSP video download service launches in UK

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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.