Sony site hints at arrival of original shows on PlayStation Network
3rd Dec 2013 | 01:12
Taking a page from the Xbox One, are we?
Sony may soon get in on the original programming craze, as the PlayStation Network has been tipped to be bringing shows from "PlayStation Productions."
"From the #1 studio worldwide, Sony Pictures, comes a series of original shows ranging from comedy to reality to sports," reads an advertiser-focused site for PSN. The spot was first made by TheSixthAxis.
"PlayStation Productions is dedicated to bringing high quality, professionally produced content to the PlayStation Network."
Netflix, Amazon Video rival
This is actually not the first we've heard about original programming coming to PSN. At E3 earlier this year, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton suggested as much.
"We look forward to sharing more details in the near future" about exclusive programming for the network and PS4, Lynton said at the time.
When Sony does make its content move, it would become the latest company to cast itself in the drama of original programming.
Taking on team Microsoft-Spielberg
Xbox One is supposed to get a live-action Halo TV series executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
Sony has a stable of convincing video game properties including the Uncharted series and The Last of Us, both of which are developed by the company's Naughty Dog studio.
We asked Sony about such any TV aspirations and will update this story when we hear back.
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