The PS3 is set to add a new arrow to its quiver as Sony have announced plans to launch a new BBC Sport app in time for the summer sporting season.
The app will offer live streaming HD feeds of sporting events such as the tennis at Wimbledon, Formula One and the Olympics, as well as on-demand content.
In a statement Sony said:
“Throughout the London 2012 Olympics Games, the BBC Sport app will give audiences access to 2,500 hours of content and up to 24 simultaneous live events, all in HD..The application has been designed specifically for the ‘big-screen’ to deliver an ultimate home entertainment experience. The principal purpose is to deliver live sporting events where there are simultaneous activities or multiple camera angles.”
It is worth noting that in order to legally watch live content – even if it is streamed requires a TV licence whereas if it is not live content or is on a delay then a TV licence may not be required.