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Sony Adds Slacker Personal Radio to Bravia Internet Video Link Service
Only available for SONY USA, you’ll be glad to learn that you can now access Slacker Personal Radio via Bravia Internet Video-link HDTV, allowing access to literally over a million songs available within 100 different programs.
More information below in the official press release.
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2008 – Slacker Personal Radio and Howcast Media have just become the latest Sony® BRAVIA® Internet Video Link content providers.
Slacker Personal Radio delivers millions of licensed songs and more than 100 individually programmed genre music stations, while Howcast offers up a selection of engaging how-to videos. Both channels offer content at no additional charge to BRAVIA Internet Video Link users.
“Internet content is expanding faster than ever and we are bringing it straight to BRAVIA televisions,” said Randy Waynick, senior vice president of Sony Electronics’ Home Products Division. “Slacker and Howcast are great examples of new types of entertainment that are bridging the gap from an Internet experience to entertainment shared in the living room.”
Slacker’s library of CD-quality music across all genres and eras ensures that music lovers can enjoy radio stations on their BRAVIA HDTV sets that range from music of the golden-era classics to today’s hottest hits. By simply linking the BRAVIA Internet Video Link service to an online Slacker account, users can easily enjoy their own custom Slacker stations created online where they have fine-tuned categories to set artist, year, popularity and more.
Slacker’s service also allows you to personalize you music choices across the Web, on the BRAVIA Internet Video Link module, on the Slacker G2 service or soon on BlackBerry smart-phones, ensuring that your favorite artists and ratings follow you to whatever device you’re using.
Recently named a top website of 2008 by both Time and PC Magazine, Howcast.com features useful how-to videos and guides. Howcast will offer nearly 100 videos on the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, including select content from channels like “Hot How-To’s,” “Fun & Games,” “Food & Drink,” “Home & Family,” and “Health & Beauty.”
The BRAVIA Internet Video Link module, which attaches to the back of a compatible BRAVIA TV sets, streams on-demand entertainment, including hit movies, televisions shows, user generated videos, and a variety of other high-definition and standard-definition content not found on network or cable/satellite TV. The module connects to the Internet via an existing broadband Ethernet connection and streams content, much of which is available at no additional charge.
The Slacker and Howcast channels add to the existing BRAVIA Internet Video Link lineup, which already includes Amazon Video on Demand; YouTube; Dailymotion; CBS; Yahoo!; Sports Illustrated; blip.tv; CondéNet’s Style.com, Men.Style.com, Epicurious, Wired.com and Concierge.com channels; Sony Pictures’ Crackle, and others.
The module is currently available for about $300 and can be purchased online at www.sonystyle.com, Sony Style retail stores and at Sony authorized retailers across the country.