HBO, the home of some of the best TV series of the past decade, will today be available on the PlayStation Network after a deal was struck between Sony and Time Warner, owners of the premium cable network.
Under the terms of the deal, PS3 owners can pay a "premium price" to download episodes of HBO programs, at around the same time they become available on DVD. New content will be added to the PSN every Tuesday.
To give you an idea of what they mean by "premium price", a single episode of True Blood will cost $3. Which is...yeah, not cheap.
There's a mix of new and old shows available at launch, new ones including Entourage and True Blood, and old ones like the amazing Flight of the Conchords and equally amazing (though more bloody) Rome.
Sony In Deal To Offer HBO Shows Through PlayStation 3 [Nasdaq]