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Sky and Sony to launch TV download service for PSP

Sky will take Sony PSP users to the movies | | Guardian Unlimited Business:

“BSkyB has linked up with Sony in a deal that will enable British users of the PSP games console to download films and TV shows.

The joint venture between Sony and Sky will create Europe’s first official PSP video download service. It should be available to the 2 million PSP users in the UK and Ireland early next year.”

I’m presuming that this will mean some kind of Windows Media support coming to the PSP, and it’s unlikely that Sky will look too far beyond Microsoft for support for downloads – certainly, I’d tke a guess that it won’t want to ship its content without DRM. It’ll also be interesting to see if this will extend beyond Sky subscribers – and if you’ll need to remain a subscriber in order to watch content you’ve downloaded. Plus, does Sky + have a place in this?

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