UPDATE: Sony brings BBC Sport app to Entertainment Network

BBC Sport app

Update 20.06.12

Sony has today (June 20th) launched the BBC Sport app on selected Bravia smart TVs. The BBC Sport app sits alongside the BBC News and BBC iPlayer apps on the Sony Entertainment Network.

The Sport app is available on all sizes of Sony KDL-EX553, EX653, HX753 and HX853 models. Further details in our story below.

Published 15.05.12

Sony has clinched a deal with the BBC to bring the BBC Sport app to Sony's Entertainment Network, available on 2011 and 2012 connected Bravia TVs and the PS3.

The firm believes this is one of the "killer apps" for 2012 and it will be made available in time for Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer.

Viewers will be able to enjoy live streams of BBC coverage of key sporting events including Formula One and Wimbledon, followed by 24 simultaneous streams during the Olympics, all in high definition.

The app has been designed specifically for big-screen TVs, and will offer both live and on-demand content from the UK and around the world.

Edd Uzzell, Sony category development manager for Bravia, says: "Televised sport is one of the biggest ratings wins fro broadcasters. This truly is a killer app and will provide a substantial amount of additional sporting content that you can't get through current broadcasts."

You can read more about the BBC Sport app here.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.