Rumor: Sony in talks with Viacom to offer a TV service deal


Sony had reached a preliminary deal with Viacom to offer Viacom’s channels in a new internet TV service developed by Sony. This service could be available in the end of this year. The agreement would allow offering channels like Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CMT, VH1, Nickelodeon and Spike through internet.

There’s more, Sony could be in talks with Disney, Time Warner and CBS Corporation (among other providers) to incorporate their channels in the Sony’s service. The company could offer channels commonly available through cable or satellite TV in a new internet TV service provided by Sony.

This service would be directly interwoven with PS4 and Bravia. It’s a way to integrate one machine with too many services in your houses, a set top box able to do a lot of tasks including games, TV and internet.

Thanks, The Verge.

  • Matthew Tripoli

    I would prefer this over what ms is doing with tv b/c Ms is using the approach of ways to keep you from cutting the cord and sony looks like they are supporting those who want to cut the cord. If this works out i think i might get rid of cable and home phone line for good

  • Mike H

    Yea this was what I was planning with the PS4. Get the top package and ditch cable TV.

  • blah

    lol are you two kidding me. All I have heard on the net for the last few months was how Microsoft was showing a dumb TV service that was not for the gamers. and the unit is a gameing machine not a movie machine …. blah blah blah. All of a sudden Sony, Like they ALWAYS do, is following microsofts lead and all of a sudden its a great idea. LMFAO