Impelling broadcast and Internet convergence one step closer -- at least in Europe -- Sony announced today (Thursday) that its Bravia TV sets and Blu-ray Disc players will come with a new feature, Bravia Internet Video. The company said that it will work with Germany's ARD, France's M6, Italy's Mediaset, Spain's RTVE, Antena3 and LaSexta, and the U.K.'s Channel 5 to allow buyers of the sets to watch Internet video content on their TV sets. "Bravia Internet Video will free viewers from the limitations of TV scheduling and provide Internet-based TV services direct to the television," Sony said in a statement. It did not indicate what it expected to deliver the new TV sets and players or when the VOD system will go into effect.

03/09/2009