With the rise of the next-gen console and their inevitable connection to televisions in millions of homes, Sky "are exploring" how they could benefit.
Right now the PS3 couldn't handle the job because of the way that they "protect the content" explains Sky's Director of OnDemand, Griff Parry. Consoles + TV shows = Good?
Don't we play consoles because there's nothing on TV that's any good most of the time?
"Currently consoles like the PlayStation 3 won't play the Sky Player because of the way we protect the content; so the PS3 wouldn't be able to cope with the DRM," said Parry.
"However, I think games consoles are an interesting opportunity and it is something that we are exploring," said adds. "We have a relationship with PlayStation because we launched the PSP service (GoView) so I look at consoles, and there are a lot of them, and they are obviously connected to televisions and the internet."
The BBC already offers a version of its iPlayer to stream content through the Nintendo Wii. Visual quality of the streaming shows is an issue though, especially when plugged into a big HD TV.
Sky: Consoles an "interesting opportunity", could stream TV shows
10 December 2008 | By Simon Priest