Sony starts streaming the FIFA World Cup Collection to BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray Disc

Sony announced that it will start streaming the FIFA World Cup Collection to BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray Disc players across Europe via its BRAVIA Internet Video platform from late May. All current and prospective owners of a BRAVIA TV, BRAVIA Home Theatre or Sony Blu-ray player with BRAVIA Internet Video will be able to enjoy the Top 20 FIFA World Cup Moments, check out legendary FIFA World Cup stories and anecdotes, watch one of several FIFA World Cup films or check out the profile of their favourite classic football player.

If you still don’t  know about BRAVIA Internet Video, this is a service, which allow you to watch the programmes you missed on popular ‘catch-up’ TV services,  it also allows access to a whole world of free, on-demand internet content to explore from sharing websites such as YouTube , Dailymotion and many more.

FIFA World Cup Collection User Interface

Initially this service is available in English only,  but from Sony promise, that French, Italian, German and Spanish versions of the service will be available soon.

Speaking on the announcement, Christian Luecke, Director Consumer Marketing TV & Online Marketing, Sony Europe, said: “We are very excited to offer a catalogue of the FIFA World Cup Collection to consumers in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to BRAVIA Internet Video and our partnership with FIFA, we can make some of the greatest football moments come to life in consumers’ living rooms across Europe at the touch of a button.”

The catalogue is expanded continuously and includes the following:

  • 20 FIFA World Cup™ Moments
    The Top 20 FIFA World Cup™ Moments counts down, in reverse order, the top 20 FIFA World Cup moments of all time. Eighteen tournaments in 76 years of competition have   produced so many thrilling and memorable moments that this selection – the greatest and most famous – reflects our view of what captures the essence of FIFA World Cup magic.
  • 14 Official Films from the 1930 – 2002 FIFA World Cups
    From the tense last moments of “Goal”, the colour record of England’s only FIFA World Cup™ victory in an era when television was black and white, to the glorious sweep and drama of the 35mm filming of “Hero”, the film of Mexico 86 which focused on Maradona’s finest and most controversial hour, here are films which stand the test of time.
  • FIFA World Cups Stories, Legends and History Programme
    A selection of short films reminding us of the debut of legendary players, celebrated moments and intense penalty shoot-outs.
  • A-Z FIFA World Cup Football Programme (music)
    The A – Z of Football consists of 60-second vignettes of the most spectacular action from exclusive film footage from the 1954 – 2002 FIFA World Cups™.
  • FIFA World Cup Classic Players
    The “Classic Players” series celebrates 15 of the greatest players to have graced the world stage during the distinguished 76 year history of the FIFA World Cup™.
  • FIFA Mini World Cups 1966-2006
    Enjoy the highlights of each FIFA World Cup™ tournament, starting with the memorable 1966 finals in England and ending with the magnificent 2006 finals in Germany.

Source: Sony

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