PlayStation Vue adds NBA TV and BBC America, loses Comedy Central

Vue wins some and loses others.

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Sony published a PlayStation Blog detailing channel changes coming to PlayStation Vue.

Effective immediately at 12:01am Eastern on November 11, all Viacom-owned networks will be removed from the streaming service. "This includes channels such as Comedy Central, Spike, and MTV. At PlayStation, we always strive to provide the best value and service for our fans. As part of our ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue offering, we have determined that removing the bundle of channels from Viacom is the best way for us to continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans."

On the bright side, Sony will be adding channels to PlayStation Vue to fill holes left by Comedy Central and other networks. BBC America and NBA TV will launch tomorrow, November 9, and local broadcasts from CBS and Fox will be added "soon."

Those additions round out others made this year, including HBO and NFL Network.

Sony plans to continue rounding out Vue's services. On top of current features like simultaneous streaming and cloud-based DVR, the company will add more plans to let users cater Vue to their tastes and finances.

"As demonstrated by the new channels announced today, we will continue to expand the PlayStation Vue service by adding devices and networks that are highly requested by our fans." 

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    November 8, 2016 2:16 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, PlayStation Vue adds NBA TV and BBC America, loses Comedy Central

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      November 8, 2016 2:26 PM

      Ahhhh nba tv was the only thing I was missing! Now vue is perfect

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        November 8, 2016 2:38 PM

        But too bad for people who watch the Viacom networks. I'm sure it's one of those stupid contract negotiation things where Viacom wanted more money

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      November 8, 2016 6:31 PM

      So lose a few important channels and add a few no-one cares about. Ok, love digital it's everything they promised <G>

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      November 9, 2016 7:20 AM

      " and local broadcasts from CBS and Fox will be added "soon.""

      Those networks are already available here in Chicago. Must not be available for smaller markets or something.