The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, has reported that Sony has signed a deal with Viacom to deliver Internet-based cable channels and on-demand programming to Sony’s devices.
Viacom’s content (MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and more) would come to PlayStation devices and Sony smart TVs. Later plans would see the service extended to tablets and smartphones. The sources also said that Sony’s interface is highly graphic and easy to use, as opposed to “clunkier” interfaces which conventional distributors offer.
The details of the deal are still in negotiation the sources said, and Sony is also currently in discussion with Walt Disney (ESPN), Time Warner (HBO, TNT and TBS) and CBS (Showtime).