Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music

Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

While neither label group has officially announced plans to release titles on the format, they both support the concept in press statements.

"Music and music-video releases on UMD have the potential to provide both music and games consumers with dramatically expanded value," says Sony Music CTO Phil Wiser.

Echoes Kevin Gage, VP of strategic technology and new media at Warner Music Group: "We are excited by the potential to offer consumers exciting, new music experiences on devices such as PSP."

At E3 earlier this week, Sony Computer introduced UMD, which will be used in its new portable version of the Playstation video game system, Sony PSP. The small but high-capacity optical discs hold 1.8 GB of data. Sony PSP is expected to hit the market next spring.