*NOTE: The market launch of Blu-ray Disc Player "NSZ-GP9" has been cancelled. However, “NSZ-GS7” is already available in the market. (As of January 8th, 2013)
Tokyo, Japan - January 10, 2012 - Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the launch of Network Media Player “NSZ-GS7” and Blu-ray Disc Player “NSZ-GP9” powered by Google TV, starting with North America and Europe.
Users can connect these devices to their TV via HDMI to seamlessly watch TV broadcast*1, enjoy apps, and browse the Internet. The new remote control is equipped with a touch pad, full keyboard with back light, microphone for voice search*2 and game compliant 3 axis motion sensor which realizes easy and intuitive operation.
In 2010, Sony introduced the world’s*3 first HDTV and Blu-ray Disc Player powered by Google TV. The new Network Media Player and Blu-ray Disc Player are scheduled to launch from early summer 2012, starting with North America and Europe and plan to expand into other countries and regions.
*1: Must be connected to a set top box for cable TV or satellite broadcasting
*2: Only for Blu-ray Disc Player type
*3: As of October 12, 2010
“We were the industry’s first to launch ‘Google TV’ platform products in 2010. By leveraging our Sony Internet TV know-how, we will offer new products with enhanced user experiences to more customers,” added Masashi Imamura, senior vice president, corporate executive, and president of Home Entertainment Business Group, Sony Corporation. “Furthermore, we will create new value in home entertainment by strengthening the compatibility with BRAVIA TV as well as mobile devices.”
“We’re excited about our strong partnership with Sony on Google TV. Consumers have reacted very positively to the Google TV software update of last October, and we are looking forward to bringing new devices of different form factors to consumers in multiple countries in 2012.” - attributed to Mario Queiroz, VP Product Management, Google TV.