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Sony CES 2015 press conference

Sony takes center stage at CES to outline its plans for 2015.

  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:51:41 AM
    Hey all! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Sony's CES 2015 press conference. I'm Roger Cheng, executive editor of CNET News, and I'll be bringing you all of the details in real time.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:51:48 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:51:49 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:52:09 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:52:24 AM

    Roger Cheng hard at work in the front row!

  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:52:57 AM
    Sony's press conference comes after a slew of heavy hitters have gone, including Samsung and LG.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:53:15 AM

    CNET's Gabriel Sama right behind us in row 2!

  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:53:26 AM
    Unlike most of the other press conferences, which are held at Mandalay Bay, Sony's event is held in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:53:57 AM
    Like last year, the event space is ringed around with a circular screen displaying various Sony products like the PS4 controller, Sony camcorder, etc.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:54:35 AM

    David Katzmaier is ready.

  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:55:00 AM
    Sitting alongside me are Sarah Tew, our crack photographer, and David Katzmaier, who is dealing with some connectivity issues right now. Gabriel Sama, head of the CNET Espanol team, is sitting behind us.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:55:31 AM
    By the way, the photos are going to be the closest shots you'll get -- we're all in the front row.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:57:00 AM

    Wishing I hadn't lugged my long lens to this event. We are in the front row, baby!

  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:58:31 AM
    As usual, the Sony press conference is packed. There was a huge line outside an hour before this thing started.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:59:12 AM
    Sony has had a rough few weeks with the hacks that left email and work documents exposed.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 12:59:25 AM
    So let's see if Sony can bounce back today with a strong showing.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 12:59:46 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:00:22 AM
    An intro video plays...it's actually kind of creepy, with toys and Sony products.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:00:26 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:00:26 AM
    25 seconds to go!
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:00:49 AM
    Maybe this video was a few minutes too long...
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:01:09 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:01:36 AM
    Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai steps on to the stage.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:02:05 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:02:06 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:02:39 AM
    Okay, Hirai will address the Sony hack issue.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:02:44 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:02:53 AM
    Hirai jokes that "Annie" was a great movie too.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:03:05 AM
    Sony employees were a victim of one of the most vicious cyberattacks in history, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:03:25 AM
    I'm very proud of all of our employees and partners, who stood up against extortionist criminals, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:03:37 AM
    They worked tirelessly to bring "The Interview" to audiences in the US and Canada, he says.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:03:56 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:03:59 AM
    Freedom of speech, freedom of expression and association are very important lifelines of Sony and our entertainment business, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:04:08 AM
    Touts "The Interview" availability.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:04:45 AM
    He thanks the partners who helped distribute the film and viewers who watched the movie.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:05:07 AM
    By the way, Annie is a great movie as well. (the crowd laughs)
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:05:35 AM
    Sony's deep desire is to deliver products and experiences that are technologically innovative but emotionally moving, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:05:51 AM
    Today, we'll share with you many examples of our leadership across premium products, he says.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:06:16 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2015 1:06:19 AM
    Hey everybody, I'm here finally. Hopefully my connection holds out. Just in time for PlayStation Vue.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:06:24 AM
    Hirai touts PlayStation Vue, which brings live and on-demand video content.
  • Sarah Tew 1/6/2015 1:06:49 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:06:55 AM
    Playstation Vue will allow you to watch TV on your terms and schedule, he says. You're in control.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2015 1:07:14 AM
    Playstation Vue has begun an invite-only beta preview for select PS4, PS3 owners.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2015 1:07:20 AM
    Along with the Dish OTT announcement, does Vue help make this the CES of the Cord Cutter?
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