Sony launches its high-end subscription service

Electronics giant Sony has just launched its top-of-the-shelf PlayStation Vue TV service last Nov. 13, 2014, as it kicked ff with around 75 channels per market according to the reports from Multichannel News.

In the coming days the service will be initially offered via an invite-only beta preview. The cloud-powered service will work on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles.  Sony stated that it will disclose the pricing and packaging details once it will release the PlayStation Vue for public subscription and its no-contract service deal will be pegged at a reasonable and competitive price with no hidden fees or charges.

The New York Post had earlier reported last October that the Japanese-based firm is targeting to offer a subscription service of around 100 channels that is pegged at up to $80/month.

Other earlier published speculations had disclosed that Sony’s subscription service will cost about $60/month.

Sony has so far forged tie-ups with CBS, Discovery, Fox, Scripps NBCU, and Viacom.

According to CED magazine, Sony will launch its service with a free beta test involving a limited number of New York residents. Sony will steadily expand the beta test to small groups of individuals in other major segments, and then finally release its offering beginning early next year.

Sony will roll out its service to about 35 million PS3s and PS4s. In due course, the company expects to offer Vue in other platforms such as the iPads and other tablets. The company had also unveiled a PlayStation variant which is specially built for OTT TV.


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