Wellington (New Zealand) – Sony is working on a digital tuner that would bring live TV recording to the Playstation 3 in parts of the world next year, according to a recent story in New Zealand editorial publication The Press.
In the story, Sony Computer Entertainment’s marketing manager for New Zealand Warwick Light said, “We’re also hoping next year – about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service – to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder.”
Freeview is a new organization set to offer free digital terrestrial television in New Zealand by March of next year.
A similar service under the same name has also made its way to the United Kingdom, where the PS3 tuner capabilities are also speculated to come into play. Last month it was reported that Sony would make an official announcement about the tuners at the Games Convention in Leipzig Germany later this month.
Nothing has yet been mentioned about the service coming to the two top-selling markets for the PS3, Japan and North America.