Entertainment

Sony’s online TV service to launch in next few weeks

By Minda Smiley | Reporter

Wall Street Journal

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Sony article

March 12, 2015 | 2 min read

Playstation Vue, Sony’s streaming TV service, is expected launch within two weeks in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, reported the Wall Street Journal.

The company is planning to roll out the service nationally by the end of 2015, according to the Journal.

Sony unveiled Playstation Vue last fall, beginning with an invite-only beta phase offering around 75 channels per market for the service. Partners include CBS, Discovery, Fox, NBC, Scripps Networks Interactive, and Viacom.

Pricing and packaging details have not been revealed yet, but the company has said in a statement that it will include “fair and competitive price that is transparent with no hidden fees or charges.” It added that it will be offered on a month-to-month basis with no contracts.

Playstation Vue will compete with other media firms that are coming out with similar products aimed towards young people who are scrapping traditional cable services, including Dish Network’s “Sling TV” and HBO’s “HBO Now.”

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