SAN MATEO, Calif. -- PlayStation Vue, the pioneering cloud-based TV service from Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI), is expanding nationwide today, extending the service to an additional 203 TV designated market areas (DMAs) to cover the entire U.S. Consumers in the newly launched TV markets will have access to PlayStation Vue's Slim multi-channel plans starting at $29.99 per month, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts. This expansion makes PlayStation Vue the first pay-TV service to be available nationwide that offers more than 100 top live sports, movie, and TV channels, with unique features such as simultaneous streaming and an unmatched cloud DVR.
"Since launching a year ago, our priority with PlayStation Vue has been to secure the best TV content for our audience and make it available to consumers nationwide; today, we're delivering on that promise," said Eric Lempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Head of PlayStation Network Americas, SNEI. "PlayStation Vue has been an ambitious project from the start, and national expansion demonstrates our ability to innovate in an industry that's overdue for a reinvented experience. Thanks to the strong network relationships we've forged and technology we've built, consumers nationwide can enjoy a better way to watch TV."
PlayStation Vue's Slim multi-channel plans in the 203 newly launched markets will include live and on-demand content from the most popular channels, such as AMC, Disney, ESPN and more. Content from ABC, FOX and NBC will be available only as on-demand content in the Slim multi-channel plans. Most on-demand content will be available within 24 hours after airing. CBS live and on-demand programming will be added to select TV markets at a later date.
SNEI is working to add live local broadcast stations across all networks to each of the new TV markets. Updated information on networks available in each TV market will be posted on http://www.psvue.com
Consumers in the newly launched TV markets can choose from one of three multi-channel plans starting at $29.99 per month. All plans include a seven-day free trial for first time subscribers.
With an Internet connection and a PlayStation Vue TV-connected device, there are no additional
The nationwide expansion gives more consumers a better option to watch popular live and on-demand TV content using PlayStation Vue's innovative streaming features – putting the audience in control of their viewing experience.
PlayStation Vue initially launched in March 2015 and offers its standard multi-channel plans in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Miami. The service is accessible through PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, as well as iPad and iPhone through the PlayStation Vue mobile app. Google Chromecast is also supported via compatible iOS devices.
Current network programmers include AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, ESPN, Fox, NBCUniversal, Scripps Networks Interactive, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom. Standalone network channels, including SHOWTIME, Machinima and Fox Soccer Plus, are also available to users nationwide as a la carte offerings.
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