Well, this is a nice surprise.

Today, we here at Blast were happy to be sent a press release from Sony, informing us that they’ve reached a deal with HBO to bring their original programming to the PlayStation Network’s video on-demand store.

Beginning today, Ps3 owners will be able to download episodes of some of HBO’s finer shows, such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Big Love, and True Love. New episodes of shows like these, and others such as The Sopranos, will appear on the PSN store every Tuesday.

“The HBO library of premium original content is a perfect example of how PS3 has become the most content rich entertainment platform in the living room,” said Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network for Sony Computer Entertainment America. “When you combine the iconic programming from HBO with the existing TV, film, live sports and original programming available on PlayStation Network,
our customers have access to the content they want, when they want it, at home or on the go with the PSP.”

Individual episodes of most shows will run you 99 cents apiece, where as True Blood will cost $2.99 per episode.

For you PS3 owners who never too them time to watch it when it aired, please, do yourself a favor and download “The Wire” when it becomes available. It’s easily one of the greatest television shows ever produced, and totally worth the cost of about a buck an episode.

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Jim Murray is a Blast staff writer

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