Sony has signed a deal to bring a new BBC Sport app to the Sony Entertainment Network, with coverage starting in time for next month’s Wimbledon tennis tournament. The app will be available on both PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions.
According to Sony the new app will provide ‘exciting new television content over and above that available on free-to-air television’, with up to 24 simultaneous streams showing both different events and multiple camera angles of the same one. The app user interface will be based on the current BBC Sport website.
As well as Wimbledon, the app will also be used for coverage of Formula One and the Olympics that will include both live coverage and on-demand footage – all in HD.