23rd April 2010 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is proud to announce that the music video on demand service VidZone™ on PlayStation 3 (PS3™) has launched VidZone™ TV. Not content with serving more than 380 million music videos in its first nine months, VidZone is to bring even more ways to enjoy the hottest music content straight to your TV screens and living rooms. The all new VidZone TV will offer a choice of more than 100 free pre-programmed music channels, specially selected and created by VidZone to suit your moods and music tastes.
Via a new VidZone update released on April 22nd at midnight in Australia, VidZone’s now 3 million plus users will be able to simply select a music channel they want and let the music roll. No time to build your own playlist or search the catalogue? Want a certain type of music for a certain mood? A specific year? A genre or artist? Or just exploring? Find the channel you want by searching - under ‘Artist’ from Alicia Keys to Tiesto, ‘Genre’ from Rock and Pop to Hip-Hop and Bollywood, ‘Year’ from 70s to 2010, ‘Label’ from Major to Indie labels like Sony Music and Skint Records or ‘General’ for everything from Karaoke Favourites, Party Tunes to Video Games Music TV - and you have your very own music TV experience!
Louisa Jackson, Director of Content and Marketing at VidZone Digital Media commented: “VidZone visually brings the world’s music to your living room and is a definitive example of how IPTV should work. With high production content delivered to the biggest screen in your house, VidZone offers new and unlimited linear music channels and choice with all the benefits of interactivity. From tested favourites to taking a chance on something new, VidZone now has everything from Chart TV, world exclusives, premieres of music videos to artist interviews, behind the scenes and music sessions, all of which is free to the consumer.”
Isabelle Tomatis, European Marketing Manager, Hardware & Platform commented: “The launch of VidZone TV brings our fans even more ways to enjoy music TV with PlayStation 3. VidZone gives you all the options to put you in complete control of your music. And with Bluray movies, PlayStation Network Video delivery service, Play™TV, games and the internet, VidZone is just one more reason to make PS3 your centre for enjoyable home entertainment.”
VidZone is free and easy to use. Just download the VidZone application from PlayStation Store, find it under the ‘music’ icon on your PS3’s XrossMediaBar (XMB) menu and you’re away. As well as watching one of the new pre-programmed music channels with VidZone TV, you can also select individual videos to watch on their own via VidZone On-Demand. Here you have the option of pausing, kipping, fast-forwarding and rewinding– or you can create your own library of streaming music and make custom playlists for every occasion.