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Sony to expand nationwide U.S. network of online TV bundles

Staff writer ▼ | March 15, 2016
Sony said its internet-based television service aimed at luring consumers away from cable subscriptions was being expanded to the entire U.S. market.
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Television   55 channels at $30
The PlayStation Vue will offer streamlined bundles for as little as $30 a month without long-term contracts.

The network, launched in a handful of U.S. cities a year ago, will have content from three of the four major broadcast networks — ABC, NBC and Fox — as “on demand” content available 24 hours after the live broadcasts.

Content from the fourth network, CBS, “will be added to select TV markets at a later date,” said a statement from Sony Network Entertainment International, a unit of Japan’s electronics and entertainment giant.

The new offerings will include live feeds from major channels such as AMC, Disney and the sports channel ESPN. Sony said it is working to add live broadcasts from major networks.

Viewers will be able to save and replay programs via a “cloud DVR,” or digital video recorder and stream simultaneously to multiple devices.

This makes 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,” the statement said.

Subscribers will have options from 55 channels at $30 to more than 100 channels at $45.