2013 may be the year that we finally break the choke-hold that the cable companies have on television. In addition to widely-rumored alternative TV solutions in the works from Intel and Apple, Sony will reportedly offer its own direct to consumer TV service later this year.

Sony's service is said to be a package of channels that consumers can access over a broadband Internet connection, no cable required. Details on the service are scarce, but presumably Sony could marry it to their existing PS3, BluRay player and SmartTV offerings.

Expect the service to be announced later this year.

[via Gizmodo]