Sony has come to terms on a tentative deal with Viacom that would allow the latter’s cable channels to be made available through an Internet TV service in the works at Sony, reports the Wall Street Journal.
It’s the first deal of the sort to be signed by Sony or the other companies — namely Intel and Google — who are also looking to establish an Internet-based TV service that would offer both on-demand programming and streaming channels. The Viacom family includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike, and more.
Sony’s service would be available through a variety of Sony devices, including PlayStation systems, according to a source who spoke with the Wall Street Journal. We first heard about this service back in 2011.