For Immediate Release
From ancient civilisations to the world’s greatest air battles, GO!VIEW now brings PSP™ users some of the most interesting stories in history with programming from The History Channel. With hours of content available including popular series such as Ax Men, Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire and Dogfights, as well as a range of one hour documentaries, PSP™ owners can now take a little bit of history with them wherever they go.
Content from The History Channel is offered as part of the Entertainment subscription pack, available on GO!VIEW for just£5 per month. Continuing GO!VIEW’s commitment to provide great content for its customers, this latest partnership allows PSP™ owners to transfer highlights from The History Channel to watch on-the-go and on-demand. What’s more, PSP™ users can currently trial GO!VIEW free for thirty days.
Richard Melman, Acting Managing Director of The History Channel says;“We are absolutely delighted to expand and capitalise on the success of The History Channel via this exciting new platform. Now I’ve got an even better excuse to buy a PSP™!”
In addition to the Entertainment Pack, PSP™ users can also subscribe to the Sports and Comedy Packs available on GO!VIEW by monthly subscription, whilst selected‘Movies to Rent’ and‘Latest TV to Rent’ can be transferred via the rental service. Subscription packs are priced at£5 (€7) for 1 pack,£8 (€11) for 2 packs and£10 (€14) for all three packs. Rental TV is available from£1.50 (€2.00) per episode and a range of movies is available from£2.50 (€3.20) each.
Go!VIEW is a joint venture between Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and BSkyB who have established the joint venture‘GO!VIEW Entertainment UK’. This is being used to bring the PSP video-on-demand to market in the UK, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands&the Isle of Man. Sky is providing their expertise in building successful video-on-demand platforms as well as content acquisition. Sony Computer Entertainment is providing the marketing for the service.
Notes to Editors:
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 7100 7100
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd:
David Wilson ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tel: 020 7911 3128 (8195)
Stephen Gaynor ( Stephen.Gaynor@bskyb.com)
Tel: 0207 705 3446
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PLAYSTATION®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 14.4 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 131.3 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 41.3 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 10 million people have registered to the PLAYSTATION Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and 200 million items have been downloaded.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com or visit the SCE UK Extranet at
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Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment company and operates the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. Around 23 million viewers in 8.9 million households enjoy an unprecedented choice of movies, news, entertainment and sports channels and interactive services on Sky Digital, the UK and Ireland's most comprehensive digital television service.
Sky’s aim is to offer customers unparalleled choice in content, delivered through innovative and technological advanced platforms that best serve the demands of today’s viewers. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what they watch and how they watch it. In addition to its digital television service, Sky also provides the UK’s largest 3G mobile TV service (Sky Mobile TV) and an online on-demand service, Sky Player.
Sky continues to harness technology in enhancing the TV experience. Over 3.4 million customers use Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes to watch them they then want. In May 2006, Sky evolved the television viewing experience yet further with the launch of the high definition television service, Sky HD. In July 2006, Sky launched Sky Broadband, providing great value broadband internet access for Sky customers, with a host of new and innovative features.