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Reminder: Some PlayStation Vue Subscribers Will Lose Live Locals This Week


Since launch Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, has had a reputation of offering incorrect locals. For example, instead of getting locals from our area at our office, we get locals from over three hours and two TV markets away.

A few weeks ago PlayStation Vue announced that they are working to fix that and is contacting subscribers to let them know that on November 8, 2017, their locals may change or they may lose locals on that day.

“We are writing to let you know that on November 8, 2017, some local broadcast channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) may change to a different local version of the channel or may change to an On Demand version of the channel. This happens as we align our geographic regions with each channel’s local area,” Sony said in an email to subscribers. “If your area transitions to an On Demand version of the channel, you will retain access to a wide variety of national programming from the channel, available in an On Demand format. Note that live sports do not play on On Demand versions of channels.”

Sony went on to say, “Any shows saved to your DVR from the previous local channel will no longer be available, but the new local channel can be added to My Shows and its programming saved to your DVR.”

So this Wednesday do not be surprised to see some of your local channels change on PlayStation Vue.

Here is the email going out to subscribers:

The easy way to know if you are affected by this is to look at the PlayStation Vue locals you currently get. Are they different from what you would get with your antenna or what your local cable company is offering? If so, you will likely see them change this week.

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  • Fred Koot

    So wouldn’t the opposite apply also?

  • Jim Carter

    Still have not gotten any email and actually gained a network affiliate in the past 2 weeks.

  • Carl Collie

    I have received no email and I hope they do not change my locals from Charlotte as the Raleigh market only offers ABC.

    • Spencer Karter

      WTVD is owned by ABC in Raleigh, NC DMA. But WJZY is the only network O&O station in Charlotte, NC DMA aka FOX 46.

  • Spencer Karter

    Nielsen’s 210 DMA system is BROKEN! Especially in “Orphan County” issue meaning lack of in-state news like for example Randolph County, AL getting Atlanta, GA locals instead of Birmingham ones or Garrett County, MD getting PIttsburgh, PA locals instead of either Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD locals. I hate to say it my friends, Nielsen’s DMA system is 100% Broken and don’t make sense today.

  • Vegas Steve

    This whole OTA via streaming services is such a mess.

    • mnsportsgeek

      No complaints here.

      • Darrell Birkey

        Me neither. I’m loving Playstation Vue after dropping Dish Network.

        • Spencer Karter

          Don’t get me started with Black Wednesday aka June 25, 2014 when SCOTUS shut-down AEREO.

      • Vegas Steve

        Then you must live in one of the few cities that get all the OTA channels. Good for you, most don’t and some have none.

  • androidscales

    PS Vue is the best true 1080p streaming service with unlimited DVR service out there. It straight beats cable or satellite