ABC affiliates on PS Vue now include Cincinnati, Ohio (9 On Your Side); Columbia, South Carolina (ABC Columbia); Corpus Christi, Texas (KIII-TV 3); Lafayette, Louisiana (KATC TV 3); and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (WBRZ 2). A few Fox partners include Bangor, Maine (FOX 22); Denver, Colorado (FOX 31
PS Vue Head Dwayne Benefield made the announcement on PlayStation Blog:
I'm pleased to announce that PS Vue users in select markets will access local broadcast stations at no additional charge, starting today. With this expansion, PS Vue now offers more than 450 local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations, in cities across the United States – from Buffalo, NY, to Honolulu, HI.
When we go up for the Football Season and Fall TV Prizes, over 97% of the US population now has access to at least one large broadcast station from ABC, CBS, FOX and / or NBC.
Unfortunately, there are many local stations that are restricted from recording shows through PS Vue's cloud DVR, including all the stations listed above and what seems to be each drive added to the service this week. The company says that this restriction is "due to streaming rights", and it also extends to some on demand channels, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax.
With the expansion, Sony says that PS Vue now supports "more than 450 local stations" from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Like other OTT services, PS Vue users allow streaming live tv through apps available on iOS, Android, Apple TV and PlayStation consoles, from $ 44.99 per month. Features include being able to stream on up to five devices simultaneously, a cloud DVR, on demand content and more.
PlayStation Vue is one of the major live tv streaming services along with DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.