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HBO Programming Hits The Network

Even if you don't have HBO in the home, that doesn't mean you can't sample premium viewing courtesy of the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable.

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced that programming from HBO is now available on the PS3; it's the first gaming system to ever offer HBO TV programming. This content can also be purchased for viewing on the go with the PSP. The Network has recently added MLB.TV for all the baseball fans out there, and it currently boasts thousands of pieces of game, movie, and TV-related content, but Sony will continue to build. The following HBO content can now be found on the PSN:

  • New release and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series "True Blood®," season two in addition to season one
  • Golden Globe®-winning drama series "Big Love®," seasons one through three
  • Golden Globe®-winning comedy series Entourage®," seasons one and two
  • Comedy hit "Eastbound and Down®," season one
  • Multiple seasons from HBO signature shows such as "The Sopranos®," "Sex and the City®," "The Wire®," "Rome®," "Da Ali G Show®," "Curb Your Enthusiasm®," and "Flight of the Conchords®"

Said Peter Dille, SCEA senior vice president of marketing and the PlayStation Network:

"The HBO library of premium original content is a perfect example of how PS3 has become the most content rich entertainment platform in the living room. When you combine the iconic programming from HBO with the existing TV, film, live sports and original programming available on PlayStation Network, our customers have access to the content they want, when they want it, at home or on the go with the PSP."

You know, if Sony keeps this up, we'll only need basic cable and an awesome high-def TV; provided we're hooked up to the Network, we'll have access to just about everything we'll ever want to see. ...okay, maybe that's a ways off in the future but they're adding all sorts of new content to the PSN at a pretty rapid clip.

5/25/2010 10:21:01 AM Ben Dutka

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