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PS3 To Get Olympic Sports Video App

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Sony Bravia TVs, Blu-ray players and PlayStations are to get an Olympic TV app.

Twenty four channels of high definition sports coverage will be available through the app and, after the Olympics, it will be used for major sports events that were previously covered on the ‘red button’.

The app will also feature catch-up TV from the coverage and will initially launch on the company’s Bravia televisions in time for Wimbledon at the end of June.

PlayStation already has the BBC iPlayer catch-up TV app so I imagine it would not be too hard to butcher that into a sports-focussed application.

Source: Engadget

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28 Comments
  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Couldn’t care less about the Olympics, can’t wait until it’s over.

    Glad to see the Beeb utilising the PS3 though, wonder if 360′s will also get the app, they’re getting iPlayer soon aren’t they?

    Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:21.
    • stage1
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Totally agree, can’t wait for it to be over.
      Luckily, I’m going on holiday around that time so I’ll get to miss a huge chunk of it :)

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 09:58.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        Lucky bugger, I’ll be stuck at home, everything will be ten times more expensive, the tube will be packed, the roads will be packed, it’s going to be so annoying.

        Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 11:02.
    • gaffers101
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Same here, but it’ll be good to know it’s there for other sporting events in the future.

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 10:00.
    • Crocadillian
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Yup, the amount of retarded and shameful things that surround it, not to mention it’s cost makes the Olympics lose any meaning it might have had. It’s just some corporate pimp >:l

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 16:32.
    • damoxuk
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      360 already have the iplayer whether they get this is another thing. It took 3 years to get iplayer and olympics out in 2 months so maybe in time for 2016 olympics? :D

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 18:50.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        What a bunch of miserable sods you lot are, it might be a big corporate advertising platform but it’s also unlikely to happen in our country again in our lifetime. Competing at the Olympics is the absolute pinnacle of achievement for some of the world’s finest sportspeople. I for one am all for the London Olympics and am looking forward to watching, even of it probably won’t be on my ps3.

        Comment posted on 13/05/2012 at 10:55.
  2. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    This is pretty awesome! I’ll be away at the time though so will have to rely on normal coverage… :(

    Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:41.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      Mind you, I’ll be with a certain welsh girl I met on holiday last year so… don’t think I’ll mind too much!

      Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:42.
      • Adiemus
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Yay my first like!

        Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:45.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Can I like the like? I’m going to, I don’t care!

        As well as the like button we also need a dislike button for when stupid people say stupid things.

        Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 07:37.
  3. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    I guess i’ll use it if it’s there

    Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:44.
  4. HoboCastro
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    It’s unavoidable now. But at least when it’s over we should get F1 and Football highlights through it.

    Comment posted on 11/05/2012 at 23:51.
  5. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Sky bring it to Irish ps3, go on…go on…go on…go on!

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 03:21.
    • MuggleMind
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      There are Irish PS3s? What will they think of next. :)

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 08:26.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I would expect Rte to have the broadcasting rights for Ireland, but sadly i don’t expect rtePlayer on PS3 to have the same amount of coverage as the bbcPlayer.

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 14:08.
      • HoboCastro
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Worth a try though. Nothing can be worse than the UK’s ITV Player.

        Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 15:39.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Pee Ess Tree?

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 12:33.
  6. rossthebassist
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    This will make my wife happy!

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 09:38.
  7. Erroneus
    Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
    Since: May 2009

    Lucky Brits! So tired of the danish channels never does something like that, or Eurosport, they should have the market for it.

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 10:13.
  8. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    hopefully, after the olympics, they can use that for some of those women’s sports they never adequately cover.

    like the world cup last year, that according to that guy who does the sport on the bbc morning program, isn’t a major sporting event.

    anyway, BBC do some decent coverage of sporting events on the red button so i can see me getting some use out of this.

    especially as, somehow, my tv is prone to crashing when i use the interactive features.

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 11:00.
    • HoboCastro
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Womens sports? There is already too many cookery shows on the TV ;)

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 15:35.
  9. anyjungleinguy
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I’m guessing they’ll be screwing over most Bravia owners like they are doing with Netflix and only bring this to the very latest models.

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 11:32.
    • sully1311
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      If your Bravia has the BBC News app then this will work.

      Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 16:42.
  10. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Apparently 2011 models onwards, mine should be covered by that :)

    Comment posted on 12/05/2012 at 13:46.

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