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Sony Has A Cloud TV Service, Coming To PS3 & PS4

PlayStation Vue Is Cloud-Based TV Service For PS3, PS4 No Cable Required

PlayStation Vue lets users watch TV, live or on-demand, without the need of a cable subscription.

The service will include 75 channels per market. For instance, channels from CBS, Fox, NBC and Viacom will be available in North America, that includes live and on-demand. Although at this time, the line-up doesn’t include Time Warner, Disney or HBO.

Despite not detailing pricing plans, Sony said PlayStation Vue will be offered through a monthly subscription at a “fair and competitive price”. There will be no cancellation charges.

Some of the features include the ability to “tag” shows. Tagging shows will net you access to all available episodes for 28 days. You also won’t need to pre-tape shows, as all of them will be available for three days following their airdate.

The service will also offer recommendations based on your previous likes and based on what’s trending. All of that will be available through the same PlayStation UI and will work with a DualShock controller.

  • CBS - At launch, PlayStation Vue will offer the live linear signal from CBS Television Network's owned-and-operated TV stations in select leading markets in addition to on-demand prime-time programming.
  • Discovery Communications - Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Family Channel and 11 more brands.
  • Fox - Fox Networks Group's portfolio of national entertainment programming services, including - FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Additionally FOX Sports' national and regional programming services - FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, BTN, Fox's regional sports networks, including YES Network and Prime Ticket. The agreement also covers Fox's owned and operated television stations.
  • NBCUniversal - All local offerings from NBC, Telemundo and regional sports networks as well as Bravo, CNBC, E!, NBCSN, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network and more.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive - HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Cooking Channel.
  • Viacom - BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Palladia, Spike, VH1 and more.
Vue is set to launch during the first quarter of 2015 in North America.A closed beta for select PS3 and PS4 owners will begin this month.

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