Channel 4 could be bringing its 4OD service to the PS3. We reported in June that ITV were in talks with Sony about launching the ITV Player on PS3, and now it appears that Channel 4 are following suit.
An unnamed source from Channel 4 has apparently revealed to Broadcast magazine that they are “… looking to launch on the PS3”.
4OD is already available through a range of sources outside of the Channel 4 website such as Virgin’s on-demand service and the much lauded YouTube partnership. Given iPlayer’s success on the console, it makes sense for 4OD to join the party with their own dedicated application and become the first commercial broadcaster to do so.
Whether this would be available as a free download with un-skippable ads in the programmes, or as part of a PlayStation Plus subscription and ad-free is so far open to speculation. Delicious speculation.