TV Shows Downloadable On PS3?
We've already heard whispers about plans for downloading movies on the PlayStation 3 - this is a service that should eventually arrive, although we don't know exactly when - so perhaps it would stand to reason that TV series might be included, too.
According to the PS3Blog, a reader noticed an intriguing part of the latest video released for the US PlayStation Store entitled, "What You Need." Now, if you haven't already seen it, you can watch it here. Right around the one minute mark, you will see several icons for television channels, which prompts the possibility that our favorite TV shows might also be available for download. Of course, there may be a small issue when it comes to licensing across territories, so this is one option that may only be available to US users, although it wouldn't be impossible to obtain worldwide licensing rights for certain shows and series. This won't be free, either, but then again, nobody would really expect it to be, and it would make for a very logical addition to the full media center that is the PS3.
Sony is really working to make the PS3 more multi-functional with every passing year (heck, with every passing month), so downloadable movies and TV programs is only the beginning. Check back to see if we can confirm this particular rumor; we'll see what we can find.
5/13/2008 Ben Dutka