Sony made a few interesting announcement at CES. Some of which include their new partnership with MTV Networks, EA’s new space for HOME, and a Life with Playstation Updates coming up.
The PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service will be getting a big boost from a new partner: MTV Networks. While MTV Networks includes the well-known “music” channel, it also includes VH1, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike, Logo, CMT, The N, TV Land and Atom. Some shows to be added to the PlayStation Store include MTV’s The City, COMEDY CENTRAL’s South Park, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and VH1’s Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.
“We’re thrilled to add content from MTV Networks to our line up, it’s a perfect fit for the PlayStation demographic, one of the most coveted audiences in entertainment today,” said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA. “Combined with the superior technology of the PS3 and PSP, the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service truly provides consumers the best and most comprehensive content on demand from an incredible line up of entertainment brands to enjoy at home or on-the-go.”
“From Nickelodeon to TV Land and everywhere in between, MTV Networks’ brands feature some of the most popular shows and some of the hottest stars for almost every conceivable demo,” said Greg Clayman, Executive Vice President, Digital Distribution and Business Development, MTV Networks. “By making our diverse content lineup available through the PlayStation Network, we’re giving PlayStation users instant access to hundreds of hours of our very best programming in the comfort of their own living rooms.”
Sony and Electronic Arts have just announced a partnership to provide the EA SPORTS Complex within PS3’s PlayStation Home community. In this exclusive game space, gamers will be able to play new EA SPORTS multiplayer games, view leaderboards and interact with other fans while watching trailers and content from EA SPORTS games.
“We’re proud to support the PlayStation Home Beta with a very robust offering from EA SPORTS,” said Peter Moore, president of EA SPORTS. “As part of our continued commitment to the connected experience and the digitization of our business, the EA SPORTS Complex is a rich new online environment that presents a compelling and immersive social gaming experience for the global sports audience.”
EA also announced plans to introduce other EA brands to PlayStation Home in the future. This announcement, in conjunction with today’s Red Bull space, shows that Home is rapidly becoming a much more engaging experience than what it was at launch.
Life With PlayStation is a surprisingly solid app, which meshes today’s news and weather with background music and [email protected] capabilities. The free application has garnered 2 million users since its launch last September. Sony has just announced Life With PlayStation will be getting an update in Spring, although no details have been revealed yet. We’re hoping to see more channels added to the service. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from CES.