VidZone Stays Streaming on the PS3

October 16, 2009Written by Cameron Teague


VidZone has seen a lot of success since it launched in Europe on the PlayStation 3 last year and it looks like Digital Media intends to continue pushing this service to PS3 users.

In a recent interview with, Digital Media let it be known that despite offering video’s to users on Xbox Live, that they have no intention to pursue a streaming service on Live.

Michael Russo, director of new music development had this to say.

“There’s no real plan for us to do anything there, all the focus is going into PlayStation and it’s a very different service to what we run on the PS3. The PS3 offering is much more of a proper consumer product. [Xbox 360] is a very different service to what we’ve got on PlayStation. Nothing is given away for free, there’s no element of streaming, it’s all pay-to-own downloadable music video content. It’s a smaller business for us and we only represent the independent labels.”

While he would not confirm VidZone to the US, he did mention that there are plenty of services soon to be rolled out.

“We’re on track and should be available to another 11 regions by Christmas, which will take us up to 18 countries. We have an aggressive roll-out strategy and there will be numerous additions to the service that we’ll announce in the not so distant future – some major features of the product.”

Hopefully with all this success it is only a matter of time before we see VidZone in the US. As always stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle for all your PS3 news.