The lights are on
Sony announced during its E3 press conference that it would use Sony Pictures and Sony Music to bring original programming to the PlayStation 4. With a recent trademark application, we might be seeing the first steps of that plan.
On the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, Sony filed for the trademark “PlayStation TV.” The trademark application is dated on June 26 of this year. The application reveals little else about PlayStation TV, but is marked as a service.
Additionally, IGN reported on a “dead” version of the PlayStation TV trademark filed in September 2006. It was abandoned last September.
[Source: USPTO, IGN]
Our TakeWe don’t yet know what PlayStation TV is, though following Sony’s recent E3 announcement, it’s not unreasonable to expect something to come of this. If this does turn out to be a movie and television streaming service, it will have to be priced fairly to compete with Netflix and Hulu Plus. The other, more optimistic possibility is that Sony may intend to launch PlayStation TV as a free service exclusive to PlayStation Plus, adding another incentive for owners to subscribe to the online service.
Huh... I hope it works out good for Sony.
It'll be interesting to see where it goes from here.
Well didn't they say they were creating original programming?
I think that its best to watch what playstation does with this new trademark and not judge it yet
We're getting rid of cable soon regardless because we can use hulu and netflix through the ps3 on our TV, so to be offered more awesome features to use on the ps4 through playstation plus would be sweet since I'd be getting it anyway to play online.
Would be a nice addition to Plus.
see now what i want is another season of the tester
So like a tv station for Ps4 featuring breaking bad and cmmunitty, I like it
More features are never a bad thing.