Cable Video On Demand Hitting Sony Blu-ray Players

Posted Thu Aug 19, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Sony says the new deal may include the PlayStation 3 as well.

Well this is just plain interesting. Thanks to a deal between Sony, Clearleap and Related Content Database Inc, cable VOD content may be heading to Blu-ray players.

Apparently, integration of VOD services to Blu-ray players wouldn't be terribly difficult, since VOD services and Blu-ray players use many of the same technologies. Of course, the stream would come over the internet, rather than through cable or satellite.

It's an interesting setup, and the thinking goes like this. It works well for VOD providers, who have been looking for a way to combat the advances of streaming services like Netflix. It also works wonderfully for the manufacturers, since that's one more thing they can offer as part of their Blu-ray players.

Source: Light Reading Cable

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