Sony has officially launched its live streaming TV service, PlayStation Vue, in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The live streaming TV service also has on-demand content and will launch with major content partners like CBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, Syfy, Food Network, Fox News and many, many more.
Available for the PS3 and PS4, the service also offers personalization options, cloud-based DVR recording without storage limits for up to 28 days after airing and discovery tools to help you find new programs you may like.
Starting at $50 for a 'core' package of CBS, Fox, NBC and 25 other channels, the service is more expensive than recently launched Sling TV but does offer more bang for the buck. For $60, you get Core plus regional sports and some movie channels and for $70 you get the "Elite" package of everything and an additional 25 "lifestyle, music and family channels." At $70, however, are you really saving much off your cable subscription?
Full list of channels:
CBS – At launch, PlayStation®Vue will offer the live linear signal from CBS Television Network's owned-and-operated TV stations in select leading markets in addition to on-demand prime-time programming.
• Discovery Communications – Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Family Channel and 11 more brands.
• Fox – Fox Networks Group's portfolio of national entertainment programming services, including - FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Additionally FOX Sports' national and regional programming services - FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, BTN, Fox's regional sports networks, including YES Network and Prime Ticket. The agreement also covers Fox's owned and operated television stations.
• NBCUniversal – All local offerings from NBC, Telemundo and regional sports networks as well as Bravo, CNBC, E!, NBCSN, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network and more.
• Scripps Networks Interactive – HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Cooking Channel.
• Viacom – BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, PALLADIA, Spike, VH1 and more
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Mar 2015 13:06