Sony announces 2020 PlayStation Vue switch off

Sony has announced the shutdown of its cord-cutting OTT streamer PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020. The announcement came as something of a surprise, following the company’s decision to raise subscription costs by US$5 across the board in July. In a blog post post written by Sony Interactive Entertainment deputy president John Kodera, the company […]

Disney and Sony sign expanded PlayStation Vue distribution deal

Disney has signed a new multi-year deal to continue the distribution of its channels on Sony’s cord-cutting PlayStation Vue streaming platform. The contract is an expansion of Disney’s existing deal with the streamer, and brings in the new ACC Network from ESPN along with the National Geographic and FX networks that Disney acquired through the […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]

Sony to launch UK’s first free-to-air movie network

Sony is launching what it calls the UK’s first free-to-air movie network, called Sony Movies Network. The new-look network is a rebrand of Sony’s existing UK entertainment networks to create one cohesive unit. Launching on September 10, the Sony Movies network will combine Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action and Sony Movies Christmas. Sony-owned True Entertainment […]

Sony ups PlayStation Vue pricing

Sony has raised the price of PlayStation Vue by US$5 (€4.39) per month. Announcing the decision in a blog post, the company said that the decision was made by reviewing how much competitors are charging, the number of services on offer through PlayStation Vue, and changes to the ecosystem. The change means that pricing of […]

Netflix publishes annual best TV list featuring Panasonic, Samsung and Sony

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Netflix has published its recommended list of TVs that provide the best experience of the streamer. For a set to receive the “Netflix Recommended TV” accreditation, the company says it must pass rigorous testing to “ensure great performance and easy access to Netflix and other services”. […]

Sony: prime time ‘set to die’

Prime time hour is ‘set to die’, claims a new report from Sony. In the recently published ‘Evolution of the Living Room’, the company surveyed 6,000 European consumers on their attitudes and behaviours. It found that while the average viewer watches over 15 hours a week, only 6% of people make a point to watch […]

Sony Europe to launch first 8K TVs

Sony Europe is to begin selling its first 8K TVs next month. The company says that the ZG9 8K HDR Full Array LED TV offers 16 times the resolution of Full HD. Sony’s 98” and 85” models are slated to become available at select retailers from June with pre-orders starting today. Sony’s Master Series TVs […]

Sony And Zee engage in brinksmanship over acquisition deal

A news report in India’s Economic Times says that Sony Corp’s bid to buy Subhash Chandra-controlled Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) has stalled because of differences over valuation. The hold-up has opened up the possibility that a rival bidder such as US cable giant Comcast or Apple may decide to enter the bidding. Sony submitted a […]

Report: Sony looks to India as it eyes Zee Entertainment stake

Sony Corporation is in the running to pick up a stake in Zee Entertainment after its owner Essel Group put it out for sale, according to CNBC TV18. Essel revealed in November that it would sell a part of its stake in Zee to a global strategic advisor. Sources told the publisher that the Sony […]

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