By Claire Reilly

SYDNEY, NSW: July has been a big month for Sony, with the consumer electronics supplier launching a raft of new products and services in the home entertainment and notebook categories.

Following a content-packed product launch late last month, Sony has announced the launch of a new Wiggle Time! TV service for Bravia Internet Video as well as their Video on Demand powered by Qriocity service.

Wiggle Time! TV offers children (and less excitable adults) access to programs including “The Wiggles”, “Dorothy the Dinosaur” and more for a monthly subscription fee of $7.95. According to Nicholas Villani, training manager for Sony, the service will also be updated with three hours of new content every month.

“Video on Demand powered by Qriocity” allows users to stream content to their network-enabled Bravia HDTV or Blu-ray Disc player. By renting content for anywhere from $3.99 for standard content up to $6.99 for High Definition, consumers will have up to 30 days to start watching their film, but only 48 hours to watch it.

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Joining the new services was a range of other products, including additions to the Vaio notebook range. The E, F, L and J Series Vaio notebooks were given a boost, while the slick new Z Series was also launched.

In addition, Sony launched the Blu-ray 3D Player with Wi-Fi (RRP $279, BDPS580), the 1 Terabyte Twin HD Tuner PVR (SVRHDT1000, RRP $599) and two home theatre systems. The 5.1ch Full Tallboy Blu-ray Home Theatre System (BDVE980W, RRP $899) and the 2.1ch Wall Mountable Blu-ray Home Theatre System (BDVL800, RRP $899) will be available in mid-July and mid-August respectively.

Speaking about the new products, Villani said Sony was “for people that want the best” and the new range was especially geared for “staying at home and hibernating this winter”.

The Vaio E Series in pink.


The 5.1ch Full Tallboy Blu-ray Home Theatre System.


2.1ch Wall Mountable Blu-ray Home Theatre System.