Video: PlayStation Network Launches 2011 MLB.TV, New Features

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159w ago - PlayStation Network Director of Marketing Brandon Stander has announced today that 2011 MLB.TV is launching today, which includes new features for opening day as well.

To quote: The Major League Baseball pre-season is coming down the home stretch, and with Opening Day of the 2011 season just two days away, we're excited to announce 2011 MLB.TV for PS3 is now available on PlayStation Network.

For the 2011 MLB season, the MLB.TV team is introducing significant advancements, including an improved user interface, more integration and more sophisticated tools for live streaming. Check it out as our own Jeff Rubenstein walks you through the highlights:

Some of the new 2011 upgrades include:





• Highest Quality HD Streaming - Speed detection technology gives users ultra-HQ video access (NexDef 4.5 mbps) depending on available bandwidth.
• Enhanced Audio - In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team's broadcasters over the live video or use the "Park" option to include the ballpark's natural sounds.
• Quick-Access Stats - View player cards with full career stats, league leaders,...
 

Sony Announces ITV Player and 4oD Are Now Available on PS3

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174w ago - Sony UK Marketing Assistant Rose Pickard has announced today that ITV Player and 4oD are now available on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Great News TV Fans: ITV Player and 4oD have joined BBC iPlayer as TV catch-up services on PlayStation 3.

Catch up on great TV with a wide selection of popular ITV Player programmes including Coronation Street, Gossip Girl and Emmerdale on all UK Internet connected PS3's.

Popular 4oD programmes including Peep Show, Hollyoaks and Misfits are also now available.

To start watching, simply connect your PS3 to the Internet, sign into your PSN account and then select the TV icon on the XMB (Xross Media Bar) and opt for the ITV Network triangle or 4oD.

This will take you directly to the service where you can watch popular programmes from the last 30 days, free of charge.

Never miss your favourite programmes with ITV Player and 4oD on PS3.
 

Sony BRAVIA KDL-22PX300 TV with Built-in PS2 Arrives in UK

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176w ago - Today Gamerzines.com (linked above) reports that the Sony BRAVIA KDL-22PX300 TV which includes a built-in PS2 has arrived in the UK- pretty neat for those without a PlayStation 2.

Below are the specifications, and to quote: "Sony's 22" TV, which retails at £199, features a PS2 console integrated directly into the stand, letting you play PS2 games and watch DVDs without the need for a separate console.

The 720p TV also includes BRAVIA Internet Video Access, allowing you access to streaming services like YouTube and on-demand television, plus four HDMI inputs."

Sony BRAVIA KDL-22PX300 PS2 Combo 22" LCD with Bravia Internet Video and Ready for Wi-Fi Specifications:

• HD Ready: Enjoy your TV shows and movies with the detail and quality of high definition.

• TV combo consisting of a TV and a PS2.

• BRAVIA Internet Video: A new way of watching television, can easily see the programs of the service a la carte TV, or streaming audiovisual content on-line sites like YouTube without a PC.

• Prepared for Wi-Fi with USB adapter.

• HD TV tuner integrated MPEG-4 AVC: forget the set and access to TV...
 

Videos: TV Superstars for PlayStation 3: Behind The Scenes

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177w ago - SCEE Senior Producer Mark Green has shared some videos today spotlighting TV Superstars for PlayStation 3: Behind The Scenes.

To quote: Behind the facade of celebrity is where the real work begins: TV Superstars was created specifically for the new Move controllers and the PlayStation Eye.

In these 'Making of TV Superstars' videos you can go behind the scenes with the development team to see just how they made the game.

In the first video the team talk about the design considerations behind making a Move game; what worked well and what was changed.

In the second video, the team discuss their inspiration for the game and the mechanics of how you can become the ultimate TV Superstar, and in the third and final video, the developers talk about the way in which the game captures your facial likeness and shout-out and presents you as an avatar in game.












 

PlayTV Live Chat Upgrade Arrives on PlayStation Store

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178w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced today that users can now make watching TV a social experience through a new PlayTV Live Chat upgrade from the PlayStation Store.

To quote: Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that there is a great new upgrade available for PlayTV out now.

If you already own PlayTV then you now have the chance to get your hands on some really exciting new features, exclusive to PlayTV on the PS3.

These fantastic features include:

• Series Link*: Never miss your favourite series with the addition of series link to PlayTV in the UK. (*Not available in Australia or New Zealand)

• Live Chat with friends while watching TV: Enjoy your favourite shows together with this unique new feature. Set up your own chat room or join an existing one and text chat to your friends or anyone on PSN without interrupting your TV Viewing. Up to 64 people can be in a chat room at a time and you can choose if you want your chat room to be open to your PSN friends, everyone on PSN or just the people you invite.

• Recommendations: recommend programmes to Facebook and PSN friends. Share your favourite shows, films and soaps with your friends and get them involved. Send a recommendation to your Facebook wall with your own comments...
 







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