In a clear sign that its talks with broadcast TV station groups outside the O&Os are progressing, Sony PlayStation Vue confirmed that it has extended access to live local CBS feeds in nine more markets.
Per a PS Vue official, the following markets and stations are now part of the virtual MVPD’s live TV lineup:
-Austin: KEYE (Sinclair)
-Charlotte: WBTV (Raycom Media)
-Cincinnati: WKRC (Sinclair)
-Cleveland: CBS9 (Raycom)
-Grand Rapids: Newschannel3 (Sinclair)
-Harrisburg: CBS21 (Sinclair)
-Salt Lake City: KUTV2 (Sinclair)
-San Diego: CBS8 (Midwest Television)
-West Palm Beach: CBS12 (Sinclair)
Cord Cutters News reported Wednesday that PS Vue had recently added CBS live streams in some new markets.
The extensions of CBS live local feeds in select Raycom, Sinclair and Midwest Television markets comes about two months after PlayStation Vue confirmed that it was offering the live local feeds of the Big 4 (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) in all of their respective owned and operated markets.
“We continue to have discussions with local broadcast station owners and will be working to add more local stations to TV markets across the country,” a Sony spokesperson said via email.
Sling TV, a virtual MVPD owned by Dish Network that offers a mix of skinny bundles, has also been making progress in its ability to offer live local broadcast TV channels on its OTT-TV platform.
In markets where it doesn’t offer certain live local broadcast TV feeds, PS Vue’s new national “Slim” packages, launched in mid-March, provide next-day, on-demand access to shows from those broadcasters.
PS Vue also introduced a new app for the Amazon Fire TV Tuesday that features a faster navigation menu along with an update specifically for second-generation Fire TV boxes that support 60 frames per second and deliver a richer HD picture.
PS Vue is also offered on PlayStation 3 and PS4 consoles, Roku players and Roku TVs, the Fire TV Stick, via apps for Android and iOS mobile devices, and is optimized for the Google Chromecast streaming adapter.
Sony has not released sub figures for PS Vue, which debuted on March 18, 2015, but Bloomberg reportedrecentlythat the servicehad eclipsed 100,000 subs,
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