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PlayStation Vue Will Re-Add Tribune Fox Affiliates, Just Not Right Now

Back on December 15, 2017, PlayStation Vue dropped Tribune-owned Fox affiliates around the United States. Sadly, this happened just before the NFL playoffs started.

Ever since that happened we have been flooded with questions about if they will be re-added. The good news is, yes, they will almost certainly be re-added. The bad news is that the Tribune-owned Fox affiliates will not be re-added anytime soon.

Right now Sinclair is in the process of buying Tribune. Reportedly to head off any issues with approval, Sinclair has offered to sell some of their Fox affiliates to the Fox parent company.

The good news is both Sinclair and Fox have deals with Sony to stream their Fox-owned affiliates on PlayStation Vue. Look for Tribune-owned Fox affiliates to be included once the deal is done.

According to reports, the only thing holding up the closing of the deal for Sinclair to buy Tribune is federal approval. Now that Sinclair has agreed to sell of some of the Tribune-owned locals the deal will likely get approved.

For now the only thing holding up Tribune-owned Fox affiliates being added to PlayStation Vue is federal approval on Sinclair’s deal to buy them, which will likely happen this year. Once that happens though don’t look for them to show up overnight. It still may take a few weeks or months to get them streaming again.

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6 Responses to PlayStation Vue Will Re-Add Tribune Fox Affiliates, Just Not Right Now

  1. southhendo January 22, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Results may vary, but when it came to national sports broadcasts in Seattle on the local Fox affiliate, even when Vue hasn’t offered the local Fox channel, I could use my Vue subscription to see the game via the Roku FoxSports Go app.

    • a3vr January 22, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      Same here in Kansas City

    • Darrell Birkey January 22, 2018 at 10:15 am #

      Same for me… and the same for NBC sports. I don’t miss the locals except for live sports.

      • southhendo January 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

        Good to know about NBC Sports app. Didn’t think about that one. I’ll try that one next time.

        • Darrell Birkey January 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

          For example, Sunday Night Football is on. The will also have an Olympics app to watch virtually all events.
          I recently added the sports pack to get many regional sports networks, While you can’t get live MLB or NBA games if you are out of market, the other programming is not blacked out.
          I have had the MLB.TV streaming service for ten years because I am a Cubs fan living outside of the Cubs Tv territory. I was able to watch the games but missed all of the pre-game and post game shows. Those pre and post are not blacked out on the Vue sports pack.

  2. dem816 January 23, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    FoxSportsGo app gives me what I need here in the northeast Ohio (Cleveland affiliate) area. We’ve got the other three local stations so we’re OK waiting for FOX local.