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Mighty Japanese globocorp Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based television service called Playstation Vue.

It will allow gamers to take a break from the virtual slaughter to watch programmes made by a range of partners, including CBS, Discovery and Viacom.

"Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue," said Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

"PlayStation Vue reinvents the traditional viewing experience so your programming effortlessly finds you, enabling you to watch much more of what you want and search a lot less.

"Today's announcement builds on the historic success of PlayStation 4 and demonstrates what our company is capable of when we embrace disruption and stay true to gamers."

All in all, Vue will offer users 75 channels. The cost has not been announced, but Sony promised "fair and competitive price that is transparent with no hidden fees or charges".

An invite-only beta preview will start during November. After this, with a phased rollout will start in New York followed by Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. The service will also become available and other non-Sony devices. ®

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