VidZone due to be launched this summer throughout Europe

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PlayStation 3 music and video download service VidZone is to launch this summer in Europe, allowing users to download music videos on demand and at no cost.

VidZone Digital Media, a firm based in London are currently offering their services from their own website with the support of Sony BMG, EMI and thousands of smaller labels. This advert supported Playstation 3 service allows its users to stream interviews, videos, music and behind the scenes coverage of as many as 25 thousand downloadable content.
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VidZone CTO and director of Micheal Russo said, “VidZone is not just about giving music fans access to thousands of music videos, but offering a completely interactive and personalised music experience,”

Users will be able to access the VidZone application from their consoles Xross Media Bar – commonly known as the XMB. This enables users to download, save and view individual video clips, save a library or create their own custom playlists. File management can also be carried out via the PSP.

“Music has always been popular on PS3 and now VidZone is set to transform the way we view music videos by letting you completely tailor your experience and is just one more reason for PS3 to be the most valued player in your living room,” said Isabelle Tomatis, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) platforms marketing manager.

VidZone support was initially announced in August 2008 with the intention of it going live during the first quarter of 2009. It’s now been confirmed for a summer release, although, despite this an exact date has yet to be given.

VidZone is only going to be available for use in France, Spain, Australia, Ireland, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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