Yesterday RTÉ announced the availability of their video on demand service RTÉ Player for the PS3. The player is now available to Irish PS3 owners as a separate icon from the PlayStation home screen, under a new ‘TV’ menu item.
The move from RTÉ to make their content available on the games console comes just one day after similar strategies from ITV and Channel 4 in the UK. The service is similar to that offered by the web version, allowing viewers to watch RTÉ One and RTÉ Two shows for up to twenty-one days after their original airing.
Commenting on the deal with RTÉ, Niall O’Hanrahan, managing director of Sony Ireland stated:
“The availability of RTÉ Player on the PlayStation 3 adds even more entertainment to the console and gives people yet another reason to enjoy the PS3”.
Watch our videocast of RTÉ Player for the PS3 in action: