What Sony’s internet TV deal with Viacom means for your living room

by Casey Newton


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I wrote about the implications of Sony reportely reaching a deal with Viacom to stream internet television to the PlayStation and its smart TVs:

At the same time, Nail said, the Viacom agreement is significant because it shows programmers being more flexible about where and how they deliver video to their customers. "The traditional television business has held back technology-driven change for at least a decade, probably longer," he said. "But this to me signals they can no longer just dig their heels in and say ‘no.’ The technology, and the consumer behavior enabled by that technology, are reaching that flood crest where the dam finally breaks."