SONY INTERNET PLAYER WITH GOOGLE TV™ LAUNCHES IN CANADA

Internet Player’s Versatile Remote Control and Library of Apps Customizes the  Home Entertainment Experience

TORONTO , June 25 , 2012 – Sony Canada today announced the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7, Sony Internet Player with Google TV, originally introduced in January at CES 2012. Powered by the Google TV platform, the Sony Internet Player will be available at retailers nationwide in August 2012, priced at $199.99. Pre-orders begin on June 27, 2012 at Sony’s website at http://store.sony.ca/internetplayer .

“We are proud to continue our relationship with Google and be the first manufacturer in Canada to introduce a product powered by the Google TV platform,” said Hideki Ito, Senior Director of Marketing, Home Network Products at Sony Canada. “Through the introduction of the Sony Internet Player with Google TV, we are expanding the reach and connectivity of the powerful Android platform which includes Sony’s smartphones, tablet and renowned Audio & Video products. Google TV enhances the viewer experience by allowing consumers to easily find what they want to watch, listen to or play using familiar search engine technology.”

In addition to the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, Sony’s newest Internet Blu-ray Disc™ player with Google TV, the NSZ-GP9, will be available at retailers in time for the holiday season, priced at $329.99 The NSZ-GP9 player features Full HD with remarkable Blu-ray Disc technology and a built-in microphone for easy and convenient voice search.

Global Expansion of Google TV Platform

In 2010, Sony pioneered the Internet-TV convergence as one of the first manufacturers to launch products powered by Google TV. With the new Internet Player with Google TV, Sony will also be the first manufacturer to launch Google TV products outside of the United States, initially starting with the United Kingdom in July, followed later by Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, and Mexico. The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV will be available this fall in the United States, followed by Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Netherlands.

Customized Entertainment Accessed More Easily Than Ever Before

This next step into the future of home entertainment convergence evolves the hardware to complement the continually updating Google TV. Sony’s NSZ-GS7 and NSZ-GP9 bring the best of Google to your TV, with new experiences arriving every day through the Chrome browser, thousands of apps – including apps optimized for TV – in the Google Play Store, YouTube with 72 hours of video being added every minute, and a global community of developers from around the world.

The Google TV difference starts with cross-search functionality and the Internet to deliver customized video results on demand.

Both new devices come complete with a redesigned remote control equipped with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad for easy operation and a three-axis motion sensor to enjoy games. Additionally, the bluetooth remote control can also be utilized as a universal remote to control connected devices such as TV, set- top-box and A/V receivers – the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player even incorporates voice search capabilities.

Pre-orders for the Sony Internet Player with Google TV begin on June 27, 2012 through the online Sony Store: http://store.sony.ca/internetplayer and Sony Store retail locations. For high-res product images, please contact Christina Stefanski, PR Specialist, Sony Canada: christina_stefanski@sony.ca .

Contact:

Christina Stefanski
Public Relations Specialist
Sony of Canada Ltd.
416-718-5048
christina_stefanski@sony.ca

About Sony of Canada Ltd.

Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Handycam® Camcorders, VAIO® computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver the true entertainment experience.

Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, Sony Canada employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and a number of Sony retail locations across Canada.

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Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High-Definition. Sony’s market-leading connected devices include BRAVIA® 4K television, Sony Internet Player with Google TV™, Blu-ray Disc™ player, Cyber-shot® digital camera, Handycam® Camcorder, Sony Tablet®, VAIO® computer, Sony Reader®, broadcast cameras, IPELA security camera and video conferencing, and many innovative products that deliver a true entertainment experience.