Rumours abound that BlackBerry will be launching a TV streaming service next week that’ll let users watch their favourite episodes of TV shows from their handsets.
There’s scarce detail other than that, but it seems like it’ll be a flat-rate subscription per month for a service, it’ll use a device’s Wi-Fi connection, and multiple content providers have been confirmed.
Given BlackBerry’s current keenness on applications, this announcement wouldn’t be out of kilter with their overall strategy. It’s interesting that they’re avoiding 3G, relying on Wi-Fi instead. Just think of the shows as video podcasts, I suppose, and it all makes sense.
This is a very odd thing. But the press release appears to be genuine, so we'll do something on it.
Upcoming PlayStation3 racer Gran Turismo 5 will let gamers download episodes of the BBC's boy racer show Top Gear, thanks to a deal between Sony and the Beeb. The game will have a little section called "GT TV" where web-connected PS3s will be able to download the show, along with other content (presumably "user generated") based around the racer.
Here's what it looks like on PS3, so you can imagine it better: