Sky Player To PS3?

Want Sky but don’t want a dish?

Sky may soon be coming to a PS3 near you, hot on the heels of full BBC iPlayer & Hulu compatibility comes reports that Sky see the PS3 as an “interesting opportunity”


TechRadar have been speaking to Sky’s Director of OnDemand, Griff Parry

“Currently consoles like the PlayStation 3 won’t play the Sky Player because of the way we protect the content [through Microsoft’s Silverlight]; so the PS3 wouldn’t be able to cope with the DRM,” said Parry as he showed off the new streaming live channels on Sky Player.

“However, I think games consoles are an interesting opportunity and it is something that we are exploring.

“We have a relationship with PlayStation because we launched the PSP service (GoView) so I look at consoles, and there are a lot of them, and they are obviously connected to televisions and the internet,” concludes Parry.

This news comes at the same time that the BBC announces it is willing to open up iPlayer technology to other broadcasters, so hopefully we’ll end up with one application which does everything rather than lots of little ones, only time will tell.