Apparently upset by the dominance of Microsoft's media downloading program iTunes Skype and Sony have decided to introduce their own programs as counters to the well known program.
Â Sony's offering is to begin to allow movie downloads onto their PSP handheld unit.
Â Initially the Microsoft service will allow users to download the movies onto their PCs and then transfer them via a memory stick to their PSP. In the future, however, Microsoft promises that the downloads will be available directly onto the PSP.
Skype, on the other hand, is developing a broadband TV network that has been dubbed, at least temporarily, the The Venice Project.