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Sony Announces HBO GO Hits PS3 Starting Today, Details Available

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24w ago - Sony Senior Vice President Phil Rosenberg of Business Development announced that HBO GO officially hits PS3 starting today with details below.

To quote: In January, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced that the popular HBO GO app would be coming to PlayStation 3. We know you've been patiently waiting and today I'm excited to announce that HBO GO will be available for PS3 owners starting later today.

Watch every episode of every season of the HBO's best shows, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the season 4 premiere airing on April 6th, you've got more than a month to get caught up on the first three amazing seasons. If you haven't seen the latest season 4 trailer, check it out below.





We are also working diligently with HBO to bring the HBO GO app to PS4. Keep checking PlayStation.Blog for updates.

What HBO show are you most looking forward to watching on your PS3? Let us know in the comments below.
 

Sony Announces HBO GO for PS3 Coming Soon, PS4 to Follow

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31w ago - Sony Senior Vice President Phil Rosenberg of Business Development announced today that HBO GO for PS3 is coming soon, with PS4 to follow!

To quote: Earlier this evening at the inaugural [Register or Login to view links] event in New York City, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced that HBO and PlayStation have partnered to offer the popular HBO GO app - first on PlayStation 3, with PlayStation 4 to follow.

With the HBO GO app on your PlayStation system and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider, you'll have unlimited, on-demand access to your favorite HBO shows, like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective. HBO GO offers every episode of every season of the network's best shows. You can also enjoy hit movies, sports, documentaries, and comedy specials, as well as special behind-the-scenes extras.

As a huge Game of Thrones fan, I can't wait to watch the show using my PS3. Speaking of which, see here to watch the season 4 trailer that premiered earlier this week, in case you missed it.





Keep checking back here for more updates on when the HBO GO app will be available to download on PS3 and PS4.
 

Sony to Offer HBO Shows on PS3 via PlayStation Network

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222w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] reports that Sony and Time Warner have struck a deal allowing HBO Originals to be available for download on the PlayStation Network video store, however, the content will not be from seasons that are currently airing.

The reason for the time lag between the show airing and it going up for download is, to quote, "because it won't incentivize cable and satellite subscribers to drop their TV service."

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] has received confirmation from Sony stating that unfortunately HBO content is not coming to PAL territories.

They also will be raising the price $2 for these episodes, to quote:

"...their agreement will allow PS3 users to pay a premium price to download episodes from 11 HBO series, like "Big Love," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Entourage," as they become available for sale in the DVD format roughly 11 months after premiering on the network.

...an episode of the HBO series "True Blood" will be available for download through the PS3 for $2.99, while episodes from most TV dramas on the PlayStation are priced at 99 cents per episode."
 

HBO drops HD DVD too

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345w ago - HBO Video president Henry McGee announced today that HBO, too, is "following the same policy as Warner Home Video."

HBO had been had been a supporter of both formats and has released Season 6 of one of the most popular TV-DVD sellers of all time, "The Sopranos," on both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

However now it seems if you want some of your favorite shows on disc, it will have to be Blu-ray.
 
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