Sony’s internet TV streaming service – PlayStation Vue – offers access to a wide variety of networks but subscribers are now being notified that all networks owned by Viacom will no longer be available on PlayStation Vue. This includes some sought after channels like MTV, Comedy Central, and Spike. Apparently, the cost of offering Viacom channels to its subscribers was proving to be a problem so Sony has decided to drop them from the lineup.
Sony has had a busy year with PlayStation Vue. It has launched ABC, ESPN, and other networks owned by Disney. The service itself has been expanded nationwide and highly requested channels including HBO and NFL Network have also been added.
The company says that the decision to drop Viacom channels has been made as part of its ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue service. It has determined that removing this particular bundle of channels will enable it to “continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans.”
It also announced that some new channels are also being added to PlayStation Vue. NBA TV and BBC America are now available for streaming on Sony’s service. Vice has been added to the list as well. More local broadcast stations from CBS and Fox are coming soon.