Starting from May 6th, owners of Sony's "BRAVIA" LCD TVs and "Blu-ray Disc" products in Germany and the UK will be able to access premium performances of the Berliner Philharmoniker through "BRAVIA Internet Video", a network content viewing function.
The company also plans to expand the service to other countries including the U.S, Japan, Canada and the rest of Europe in the near future.
Based on the agreement with Berlin Philharmoniker, Sony will provide network enabled "BRAVIA" and "Blu-ray Disc" products owners worldwide with the access to the archived concerts from the Orchestra's "Digital Concert Hall", dating back to the beginning of the 2008/2009 season (approximately 60 concerts in total. All are paid-for content), via "BRAVIA Internet Video". The concerts will be delivered to "BRAVIA" and "Blu-ray Disc" products with full HD high picture quality and sound.
The partnership with the Berlin Philharmoniker adds "the Digital Concert Hall", the orchestra's online service, to Sony's roster of "BRAVIA Internet Video" partners. Content is streamed directly to "BRAVIA" and "Blu-ray Disc" products, enabling a worldwide audience to join their concerts with a remote control.