After threatening to pull channels like Comedy Central and MTV from cable company Time Warner, Viacom is bringing its programming to the PlayStation Network.
You may remember that at the end of 2008, Viacom was threatening to pull the same channels from the Time Warner cable network, over a dispute on pricing and that it dropped to some rather underhand tricks to get the public vote and a final settlement.
Well, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced at CES on Thursday that TV shows that will be available for purchase via the PSN include South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants and Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels. New shows due to premier in spring. Sound familiar?
Microsoft already made a similar deal back in 2007, but the timing for this one seems a little odd, especially if Viacom was planning this before the bust up with Time Warner.
Sony's PlayStation Network holds over 3,000 TV episodes and 1,000 movies that can be watched on the PS3, and some of the standard definition content can be watched on the PSP.
With South Park's usual language though, this new deal may give "Blu-ray" another meaning entirely.