has decided to restructure its online streaming networks. Starting with the
PlayStation Network and Sony's streaming music video service Qriocity, the
company will be rebranding various networks and incorporating them into one
umbrella service: the Sony Entertainment Network.
“Through Sony Entertainment Network we can provide
everything that Sony customers value and want in a convenient, comprehensive
manner that is uniquely Sony in its presentation and delivery,” said Kazuo
Hirai, chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment at an IFA press conference in
Berlin. This new network will rebrand the Qriocity music- and video-on-demand
services as “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited” - a change that went into
effect last week.
with being able to offer more services in one place, Sony might be thinking
it's a good idea to move away from PSN, since hacker attacks last April compromised millions of user profiles and
interrupted the service for 23 days. Regardless of the motivation behind the
change, PSN users may soon see “Sony Entertainment Network” when they log in.
Sep 1, 2011