Sony has confirmed that it will be bringing gamers video and TV show downloads in the near future.

Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network in the US has said in a post on the company's blog that:

"Many of you have been hearing rumblings about a video service that will allow you to download full-length TV shows and movies via PLAYSTATION Network for North America."

He goes on to say: "While I don’t have any new announcements here for the PlayStation Nation, it's already been confirmed that we'll be offering a video service for PS3 in a way that separates the service from others you've seen or used."

"Ultimately the goal of the PLAYSTATION Network service will be to break through the overwhelming clutter of digital media to give you the TV, movies and gaming content you want."

Unfortunately, Dille doesn't expand on what he means by breaking through "the overwhelming clutter", but the BBC has recently confirmed they are planning to bring the video on demand iPlayer service to the PS3 in the UK. We will keep you posted.