Sony and Sky announce details of Go!Video for PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has provided more information on its joint venture with Sky to offer PSP owners in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to watch video on demand and on the move.

The Go! branded Video Download Service will launch in early 2008, and will be the first official PSP video download service anywhere in Europe.

It will allow millions of PSP owners to turn their device into a personalised library of programmes to enjoy whenever and wherever they choose.

The choice of programmes available will include a diverse mix of Sky content, spanning sports, entertainment, movies, music and animation.

In addition to a selection of some of the best content from its own channels, Sky plans to work with third-party channel brands and content owners to create an even more comprehensive service. This is the first time Sky will offer video content through a non-Sky branded service.

The movies and high profile sporting events, normally only available to Sky subscribers will be available on a pay per view basis, allowing users to choose their preferred way of using the download service.

Customers will be able to download their choice of programmes direct to their PSP either via their PC or via Wi-Fi direct to the PSP.

As the content and technology partner in the venture, Sky will provide content and develop a user interface which is specifically tailored for the PSP's broad audience.

Also announced today was Go!Messenger and Go!Explore for the PSP.