PlayStation 3 upgrade adds optimised BBC iPlayer

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
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COLOGNE — gamescom — Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that a system enhancement (system software update version 3.00) will improve the aesthetics and navigation of the PlayStation®3 (PS3™), whilst also giving access to optimised TV websites including the UK’s BBC iPlayer on September 1st, followed shortly by RTVE, ANTENA 3 and La Sexta in Spain, ZDFmediathek in Germany, NOS in the Netherlands, and the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) in Australia.

Firmware upgrade 3.00: 1st September 2009

• Dynamic wallpapers, improved navigation, short cut to PlayStation Store from the game section.
• What’s New area allows view and shortcut to last three games played. Quick browsing of new content on PlayStation Store.
• Short cut for TV websites i.e. UK BBC iPlayer with locations formatted specifically for PS3 on large TV screens.