207w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Asia made available a Press Release announcing that the IPTV Service (via PCCW TV) will be available soon on the PS3 in Hong Kong.
Press Release: New Way of Watching TV Program IPTV available soon on PlayStation 3 in Hong Kong Offering Exciting TV Programs to Enhance PlayStation¬® Experience
Hong Kong, December 24, 2009 - Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SCEH) today announced at the "Asia Game Show x Online Game Show 2009" (AGS x OGS 2009) that SCEH and PCCW are collaborating to offer a new way of IPTV viewing. By simply installing a now TV decoder, PlayStation¬®3 (PS3™) users will then be able to watch TV programs of now TV, making now TV available on PS3™ *1.
By the innovative technology, a brand new IPTV viewing experience will become available to the PS3™ users in Hong Kong at first quarter of 2010 (calendar year). Registered Hong Kong PlayStation¬®Network users will be able to enjoy now TV services without the need to install a now TV set-top box but just one PS3™ system.
The new offering enables PS3™ users to benefit from PCCW's sophisticated network and capability to enjoy a new way of TV viewing experience, and bringing extra convenience to the PlayStation¬®Network users.
306w ago - The first big steps on the road to overhauling the net's core addressing system have been taken.
On Monday the master address books for the net are being updated to include records prepared in a new format known as IP version 6.
Widespread use of this format will end the shortage of addresses that sites can be given.
The net's current addressing scheme is expected to exhaust the pool of unallocated addresses by 2011.
Although people use words to navigate around the web, computers use numbers. A human may type news.bbc.co.uk into a browser bar but the PC trying to reach that site will use a numerical equivalent that it gets from the net's master address books.
At the moment the vast majority of numerical net addresses are written in a format specified by version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4).
On 4 February the master or root servers for the net will have a small number of records added that are written in IP version 6 (IPv6) added to them.
This means for the first time that computers using IPv6, typically a PC and a server, can find each other without involving any IPv4 technology.
Paul Twomey, president of Icann which oversees the addressing system, told the BBC News website there was a need...
322w ago - Way back in May Sony announced plans to deliver video on demand to the Korean market, and now those plans have come to fruition. While we sit patiently waiting for Microsoft's service to launch, Korean telecom operator KT and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea are teaming up to transform the PS3 into a set-top IPTV box. Starting in November, PS3 owners in South Korea will be able to access content from KT's Mega TV service, all in the pursuit of that ever-elusive synergy.
"With this partnership, Mega TV will include high-definition games and Blue-Ray media in its periphery," said Lee Young-hee, chief of the Media Center at KT. "We will seek more cooperation with SCEK to create synergy."
Users will be able to download and store content from the service for their viewing pleasure whenever they want, but at what cost? No clue as pricing hasn't been announced, though I am assuming they will go the monthly subscription route. Way to synergize, Sony!