PlayStation Vue is one of the more expensive ways to cut the cord. However, it has a vast catalog of content. That’s what makes PlayStation Vue so appealing for a person who is weaning off the cord in their household.
However, the appeal of PlayStation Vue may begin to wear off as the summer heat picks up. That’s because the streaming giant is running the risk of losing some of its most popular networks. Let’s take a look at this unfolding situation.
Which Stations Might Leave PlayStation Vue in June 2019?
June proves to be a big month for PlayStation Vue. They have four key contracts that are coming to an end by the conclusion of the month. Unfortunately for PlayStation Vue, these networks are all considering running their own streaming endeavor. Therefore, it seems like renewal is unlikely.
The four corporations that are entering into last-hour negotiations include:
- AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, Sundance, We)
- Discovery Communications (Discovery, HGTV, OWN, Scripps Local Affiliates, TLC)
- NBCUniversal (Bravo, CNBC, E!, NBC, USA)
- Turner Networks (Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT)
As you can see, that’s a lot of content that might be leaving PlayStation Vue. With NBC being the next possible exit, ABC shouldn’t be too long to follow. After all, Disney is starting their own streaming service. Not to mention, they are doing quite well with their ESPN+ over-the-top (OTT) launch.
Speaking of ESPN+, while that sports giant isn’t looking at negotiations with PlayStation Vue, another huge sport entity is. Let’s take a look at who might be leaving PlayStation Vue in July 2019?
Which Station Might Leave PlayStation Vue in July 2019?
While PlayStation Vue has a lot of negotiations to deal with these coming weeks, they’re not out of the woods yet. PlayStation Vue will enter last-minute negotiations with the NFL Network to maintain the football service on their platform.
Losing NFL Network would be a pretty big blow for PlayStation Vue, but it wouldn’t be the death knell. They promote live sports as one of its biggest selling points.
Even if the NFL Network leaves PlayStation Vue, you would still have these sports options under the Core Package:
- BTN (Big Ten Network)
- CBS Sports Network
- College Extra
- ESPN 2
- ESPN New
- ESPN U
- Golf Network
- NBC Golf (Unless They Leave in June 2019)
- NBCSN – NBC Sports Network (Unless They Leave in June 2019)
- Olympic Channel (Unless They Leave in June 2019)
- SEC Network
The Core Package is $49.99 per month.
Those who opt for the Elite Package at $54.99, you will also receive access to:
- ESPN Deportes
- GINX ESports TV
- MLB Network
- Tennis Channel
If you need even more of a sports-fix, you can get the Sports-Add On for $10. This package would give you access to:
- Eleven Sports Network
- ESPN Bases Loaded
- ESPN Classic
- FOX Sports
- FOX College Sports
- Longhorn Network
- MLB Network Strike Zone
- Outside TV
- NBC Sports (Unless They Leave in June 2019)
- Redzone (Unless NFL Network Leaves in July 2019)
As this list shows, these negotiations affect more than just their basic and top tier packages. It also may damage the add-on packages.