PlayStation Vue Available in San Francisco and Los Angeles16 Jun, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
OTT video users can subscribe to individual channels
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International late June 15 announced the expansion of PlayStation Vue to Los Angeles and San Francisco regions.
The over-the-top TV service, which was available only in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia since launching in April, can be accessed via PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in both markets, with other markets coming later this year.
Subscribers in Los Angeles and San Francisco will have access to up to 85 channels per market through three packages ranging from $49.99 to $69.99 per month with no long-term commitment.
Vue is also offering for the first time the option to subscribe to individual channels beginning with Showtime ($10.99 a month), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99) and a new premium service from Machinima ($3.99).
Subscribers to Showtime’s new a-la-carte service will also be able to access Showtime Anytime on other devices, including those powered by iOS and Android.
Other Vue network partners include NBC Universal, AMC Networks, Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom.
“We are seeing strong engagement from PlayStation fans in the three cities where we initially launched, and the introduction of a-la-carte channels nationwide provides viewers even greater choice and flexibility,” said Dwayne Benefield, VP, head of PlayStation Vue at Sony Network Entertainment International, said in a statement.