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Sony to launch ‘cloud-based’ TV service

Media | 01/08/2014 8:38 pm EST

Sony Corp. will launch a “cloud-based” TV service in the U.S. this year, Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony subsidiary Sony Computer Entertainment, said Tuesday in a speech at the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas. The service will offer both live TV and video-on-demand service, House said, adding Sony plans to begin testing the service later this year. “The service will give you the most popular live-TV programs, combined with a large library of video-on-demand content so people will have all of their favorite movies, TV shows and sports programs available...

4K TV imposes hurdles on telcos, broadcasters

Media | 12/02/2013 10:15 pm EST

As the holiday shopping season begins, shoppers in electronics stores might find their eye caught by a new type of television set—one that offers a more detailed, crisper and richer picture than its high-definition brethren. Companies such as Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. have released various versions of ultra HD, or 4K TVs, which have a resolution that’s about four times higher than regular high-definition sets (3,840 by 2,160 pixels as compared to 1,920 by 1,080 for “full” high definition), but adoption of the technology is still very much in its infancy....

The next battle for OTT? Licensing

Media | 08/06/2013 3:33 pm EDT

Television providers have had a few years now to get used to online competition from over-the-top streaming services, though they should brace for more. As early as this year, they will be facing a new generation of online...