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PlayStation Vue Is Moving Some Fox Sports Networks to Their Sports Add-on


Fans of soccer watching matchYesterday PlayStation Vue quietly moved several networks including FOX College Sports Central and FOX College Sports from several of their packages to their Sports Pack add-on.

This means even if you have their Elite or Ultra plan, you will need to pay an extra $10 a month to get access to FOX College Sports Centra, and FOX College Sports. As best we can tell there was no warning, Sony just moved the channels.

Update: Eleven Sports is also moving to the Sports Package.

The Sports Pack that PlayStation Vue offers includes access to networks such as ESPN Classic, NFL RedZone, and ESPN Goal Line along with national feeds of many regional sports networks. (Note: national feeds of regional sports networks do not include the games aired on these networks.)

Sony has not commented on the change and did not reply to our emails asking for comment. At this time as best we can tell it looks FOX College Sports Central and FOX College Sports have all been pulled from the standard lineup of channels that PlayStation Vue offers.

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  • Stanley J Ziemba

    Pricing themselves right out of the market

    • Fred Koot

      For the service they are right on par with everyone else

      • filmex

        Totally agree. It is a smart strategic move to bundle as many sports channels as possible, as there are millions of consumers who aren’t interested in those channels and having your consumer dollars going towards subsidizing sports channels you never watch is a waste of money. Those dollars could be going towards content countless people actually want. More and more people realize that, which is why ESPN is dying a slow agonizing death.

    • Me

      Based on what because they moved 2 niche sport channels that very few watch? If dumping these 2 means adding more regualr channels I’m all for it. You want sports get the sports package. Imagine how many more regualr channels they could have if they dumped ALL the sports channel into the sports package?

      • mnsportsgeek

        Ya. Imagine. They’d have like…7 subscribers. The same number of people that have heard of Philo.

  • MJ

    Still feel its the best streaming service out there. Each company has their faults. Sling is a terrible user experience and too confusing. Hulu’s picture quality is poor and channel selection not great. DIrectv Now is fantastic however No DVR. YouTube has a good user experience, nice DVR, but they don’t yet have apps for apple tv etc. Which leaves Vue. Solid dvr, profiles are good to have, picture quality is great. $75 for ultra with hbo/showtime (even a 10% credit if you use the CC) Looking forward to all the updates come 2018.

    • Deon Hamner

      That price is creeping up to cable prices…

      • MJ

        I have the playstation CC so its $67/month. with HBO/Showtime and No equipment charges.
        I’ll take that all day.

        In a perfect world we’d get true al a carte channel selection but thats not happening.

        All in all, tons of competition out there and cable is fighting to stay alive. It SHOULD only get better.

        • TaiPeng

          What is CC?

          • bellsfolly

            CC=credit card. The Playstation Visa credit card, I’m pretty sure MJ is talking about. See the story that Luke posted today: How to Get 15% Off PlayStation Vue (Limited Time Deal)
            It tells all about it.

      • Fred Koot

        Not when you add in Dvr rental broadcast and Rsn fees

        • MJ

          What do you mean? That $67 is all inclusive of fees etc.

          Cable is equipment fees, rsn fees, dvr fee, fee for the fee, etc.

          • Fred Koot

            My post wasn’t directed at you

          • MJ

            gotcha

      • Me

        Hardly.

    • Karl Childers

      Has the Apple TV app been updated to include the new guide?

  • southhendo

    It’s a strategic move that will hopefully allow them to bundle other sports regionals (e.g. AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain, Northwest, Southwest, Pittsburgh) and others into the same add-on bundle, and at the same price, as for what it offers now, $10 isn’t really attractive. Overall, PS Vue is still one of the better values out there in the OTT world.

  • monte reed

    I tried out Fubo during the $20 a month for two months, really like the service but no espn….. Fubo did have nfl redzone. Yesterday I was looking at adding the sports pack to my playstation elite for the nfl redzone and could not understand why I should add it when I was already getting Fox College and Longhorn network, $10 more a month just for redzone seemed too expensive. I guess that if I would have looked at my playstion guide I would have noticed that I lost those channels……..

  • So glad I left Vue. They are taking so much away and increaing prices and yet,still no locals for Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.So I went with YouTube TV! Best decision ever!!! I get my locals and can change local feeds at any time to watch NFL games! Take that DirecTV and Verizon!

    • Me

      YouTubeTV has fewer channels than anyone.

      • Has all the channels I need and watch! And with truly unlimited DVR and separate accounts with their own profile recordings, can’t be beat for $35 a month. Like I said,ability to switch local feeds on the dime and watch any and all NFL games while choosing your own home market to ensure you catch your favorite team on Fox Sports is worth every penny.

        • Fred Koot

          I hope You tube can make it, but they only target men 18 to 34

          • TaiPeng

            So?

        • Ryan Moore

          I have not used YouTube TV yet but it’s live in my market. You mention changing local / Fox Sports feeds on the service. Is that an option / feature built in to the service or is it a work-around by changing something on your account info? That would be a huge benefit if it’s an actual feature of the service.

          • YouTube TV allows you to watch different local channels while traveling. If your away from home and travel to another state or media market, you an watch their locals, but you keep your Fox Sports area channel (such as Fox sports Carolina’s). The only thing changes when you travel is your locals
            So you can still watch your home sports team when you travel . With that said, no you can’t change your location on the fly within r YouTube app itself. Yes, there is a workaround, it’s free, and completely legal. All you need to do is download Fake GPS from Google play. Once you turn on and choose desired location, you can view their locals (if youtube tv is available in that area). This benefits you also in that you don’t have to choose your current living area as your “home market” when. You sign up for YouTube TV.for example. I live in VA Beach. However, I follow the Carolina hurricanes. So I sign up my home market to that of Charlotte by entering their zip code and registering YouTube TV. I am now subscribed to charlotte locals which give me fox sports Carolina’s and fox sports Southwest. Once the home market is set,you can still change fake gps to another zip code to watch other locals. At times, I switch to my actually VA beach zip code to catch my local news if something big is happening or to check on weather. You can switch locations at any time. If you decide to change your home market, you can at any time. In the spring when hockey is over, I switch to Boston as.i can then watch NESn and catch up Sox! When you want to switch home market,you can do so mid month instead of waiting until end of billing cycle. Just cancel YouTube tv and log out of the app. Open Fake GPS and pick a new home locatjon
            Then turn on YouTube TV again and restart your subscription. It doesn’t cost a thing to renew because you have already been billed for the month, thus you can change home locations at anytime. I don’t choose my home location to watch the Patriots because they are already on local channels,thus you choose your home location based on your favorite team you watch on Fox sports. Again,you can switch to local any time. Also, no need for DirecTV Sunday ticket or Verizon wireless. Fuck them and their exclusive deal. Just change location in fake gps to watch any game. One thing to note,when you change local feeds, you will not be able to record from them, so you can’t record football in other markets, but you can watch them live. You can only record locals in your home market that you registered. No big deal. Also, when watching football in other markets, due to verizonwiress exclusive, you won’t be able to stream NFL games. However, YouTube TV makes it very clear by postng a message when you try to watch another markets NFL game that you can just cast the game to your tv and watch it. Again, completely legal as YouTube TV tells you to cast and circumvent Verizon’s exclusive deal to stream NFL games on mobile. I know this post is long and has many errors, but I’m typing this on my cell phone lol

          • Me

            2 things. They are called Brevity and Paragraphs.

            Also Verizon’s exclsuvie deal on NFL streaming on mobile ends after this season. So that’s moot point.

          • Ok,even better. Then you can stream right on your phone for free, your point? Looks like my point wasn’t moot after all, as it’s just another plus in having YiuTube TV. I can care less on paragraphing while typing on my cell, as it got my point across.

  • Brian @chatlegion.com

    Good! I personally wish they would separate all the regular TV stations and sports networks in the guide. It’s so annoying trying to find something non-sports to watch and having to go through all the different random sports channels. They should just sort them all at the end of the guide and keep them together.

    • faganm24

      Aren’t they sorted alphabetically after the locals? You should use the favorite channels to sort out the channels you don’t like.

  • Clifton

    I think that’s the best offers than anything out there and whether it’s cable or any other streaming TV such as DirectTVNow or Hulu’s…64.99 everything in term of sports include and can’t beat that. Every Nbcsports are included and shouldn’t complaining at all. Plus, PlayStation is very organized and extremely easy to use than any others. I had DirectTVNow, poor quality of pictures and not great selection of channels….

    Overwall, PlayStation Vue is Worth every dime of my favorite streaming TV company.

  • TaiPeng

    Good. Sports fans should pay more. General audiences need not subsidize their habits.

  • Geoff Ayoub

    Vue remains the best option for me and my regional sports networks are included in my package. Just waiting on locals.

    • John

      not mine they removed my regional sports….saying not in my package anymore….

  • Vegas Steve

    Is this Vue or big cable? The differences are narrowing.

  • Dan Clark

    Has anyone heard anything at all about Vue adding NHL Network? Only channel I’m missing that I really want!

  • John

    Time to dump them. keep charging more and hiding it. don’t even have the guts to let there customers know they are another cable company=screwing people over. they dropped my regional sports as well…Fox sports Detroit

  • carl_steve

    On the Elite and Ultra channel line-ups, there are at least 3 times as many sports channels as any other category. Hopefully this move will lead to more non-premium programming with a broader appeal. I can still get all the college sports I want from Vue (BTN, ESPN and all its variants, FS1, FS2, SEC Network, etc.) and OTA channels.

  • carl_steve

    The Elite and Ultra channel line-ups currently include 26 sports channels (counting the multiple feeds from BTN and others). I think we can live with 2 channels being moved to premium. Hopefully this will create room for non-premium programming with broader appeal. I can still get all the college sports I want (more than I have time to watch, actually) from Vue and OTA.