HBO Content Coming To PS Store

HBO content will soon be available on the US branch of the PlayStation Video Store. Renowned for gritty shows such as The Wire and The Sopranos, HBO is regarded as a trailblazer for adult content in the US, bankrolling some of the best TV to come out of the States for a number of decades.

The new feature is the result of a deal between Sony and Home Box Office’s parent company Time Warner, with episodes of such shows as True Blood and Curb Your Enthusiasm costing a slightly higher than normal fee of $2.99 each. Eventually, new episodes will appear alongside their release on DVD. SCEA CEO Jack Tretton commented on the partnership:

“HBO is a high-profile content provider, and a real premium service, so we think this really reinforces that the PlayStation is more than just a video-game console now.”

Unfortunately, despite HBO having many arrangements for access to their content outside of their home-country, there are no plans for this HBO content to be available outside of the US through other PlayStation Stores.

Source: MCV