Sony has announced the inclusion of YouView to its range of 2015 BRAVIA TVs. In partnership with YouView it will be the first manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to include the on-demand TV service, the company says.
From summer 2015, UK consumers will have the ability to watch their favourite TV shows from BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5 as well as live TV using the YouView interface with no need for a separate set-top box.
YouView will come on all of Sony’s Android TV-enabled sets in the 2015 range, and include Sony’s ‘One-Flick Entertainment’ system to offer a Smart TV user experience with access to a range of content, from demand services, movies, music, photos, games, apps and more, Sony says.
Sony customers will now have access to YouView’s library of more than 12,000 titles of on demand TV programmes. YouView also features seven day scroll back across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.
Sony UK and Ireland country head John Anderson said: “The way we watch TV is changing, with more demand than ever for a large range of content, when we want it, how we want it. We’re delighted to be the first manufacturer in the UK to announce the addition of YouView to our range of TVs. We believe that our new BRAVIA range now has an unparalleled combination of Sony’s fantastic picture quality, fantastic design and the widest choice of content ever complete with Sony High Resolution Audio.”
YouView chief executive Richard Halton added: “We are thrilled to announce a major collaboration with Sony on our first ever project to make YouView available on TVs. This exciting YouView and Sony partnership will create a deep integration of YouView’s functionality within the new Sony TV range, built on the Android platform. It will offer everything you’d expect from YouView including our iconic seamless and easy to use TV guide, giving customers simple access to the live and catch up TV they love.”