Sony Reduces Price of PlayStation Vue by $10 and Launches Disney/ABC & ESPN Media Channels

Posted Wed Mar 2, 2016 at 10:15 AM PST by
Playstation Vue

The streaming TV platform has received a price cut along with new channels.

Sony has announced the addition of Disney and ESPN Media Networks to its PlayStation Vue internet TV service. To coincide with the launch, the company has also revealed a $10 price cut for all of the service's multi-channel plans.

The new monthly subscription pricing is as follows:

Access: 60+ channels – includes broadcast TV, cable, movies and sports, available for $39.99
Core: 75+ channels – includes all the channels in Access with the addition of regional sports networks, available for $44.99
Elite: 100+ channels – features all the channels in Access and Core, with the addition of more sports channels, top movie and entertainment networks, available for $54.99.

Meanwhile, the new Disney/ESPN channels include:

ABC (Access)
Disney Channel (Access)
Disney Junior (Access)
Disney XD (Access)
Freeform (Access)
Fusion (Elite)
ESPN (Access)
ESPN 2 (Access)
ESPNU (Core)
SEC Network (Core)

Qualified users can also now access popular ESPN and ABC apps using their PlayStation Vue login information. In addition, local ABC stations have been added to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Likewise, ESPN3, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic will also be added to PlayStation Vue at a later date.

Beyond the new Disney/ESPN channels, PlayStation Vue offers live and on-demand content from more than 85 channels, including popular stations from CBS, FOX, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Turner, Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive, and AMC. The platform enables viewers to easily search through available programming with an intuitive interface and convenient personal recommendations. In addition, if customers tag a favorite series they will be given cloud access to episodes of that show for 28 days with no storage restrictions.

PlayStation Vue is currently available through the Chromecast, Fire TVFire TV StickPlayStation 3PlayStation 4, iPad, and iPhone in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami TV markets. New subscribers can receive a 7 day free trial. Current subscribers will see the new pricing reflected in their next billing cycle.

Source: PlayStation Vue

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