IPTV Service to be Available Soon on Sony's PS3 in Hong Kong

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225w 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.

This service is substantialized...
 

Overhaul of net addresses begins

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323w 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.

Short stack

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...
 

Technologies on the rise in 2008

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328w ago - A number of technologies have exploded throughout 2007 from Facebook and the iPhone to the Nintendo Wii.

But what will be making the headlines over the next 12 months?

Here the BBC News website gives its predictions for five technologies that could become big in 2008.

THE WEB TO GO

One of the biggest drawbacks of web applications is that they can only be used when there is an internet connection.

Although mobile working is becoming increasingly common, ubiquitous connectivity is still a long way off.

But there are tools that are beginning to blur the online and offline worlds.

Over the last 12 months a number of technologies that could have a significant impact on the way people use the web.

Search giant Google announced its Gears application whilst Adobe launched Air and Microsoft released Silverlight.

All the technologies have the ability to take rich web content and make some of it available offline.

For example Adobe has shown off an Ebay desktop application built using Air that would allow users to do much of the legwork required in setting up auctions offline.

The next time the user connects to the internet the listing would be posted to the website.

Silverlight offers...
 

Video: IPTV in action on PS3

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335w ago - The following video courtesy of DestinRL shows a demonstration of IPTV in action on the PS3 from Korea. Enjoy!



 

Korean PS3 IPTV Launching in November

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340w 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!

More info here.
 







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