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PlayStation Vue Drops beIN Sports

Sony’s PlayStation Vue yesterday dropped beIN Sports, which has become a go-to channel for many soccer fans.

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“We want to let you know that as of Thursday, June 8, 2017, BeIN Sports will no longer be offered by PlayStation Vue,” Sony said in an email to customers, as reported by Streaming Observer. “When this happens, you will no longer be able to watch the channel, and any BeIN Sports programs saved in your DVR will no longer be available.”

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“Despite our best efforts, we were unable to come to an agreement on terms with the network,” the company told Fierce Cable.

BeIN Sports has the broadcast rights to soccer matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue I, Copa del Rey, Real Madrid TV and other leagues, as well as motorcycle races from various countries.

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The channel blackout is another reminder that live streaming services are not immune to the difficult carriage battles that have long plagued pay TV operators. PlayStation Vue, in fact, last year dropped Viacom-owned cable channels such as MTV and Comedy Central due to carriage disagreements. They remain off Vue’s lineup.

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2 Comments on PlayStation Vue Drops beIN Sports

  1. BeIn sports made the PS Vue the go to vMVPD service for me. As a sports addict it had everything you’d need for 35 bucks. I don’t know where I’d go now when soccer cranks backup. I’m currently on hiatus from OTT streaming of PayTV as there just isn’t much going on sports wise. Big time bummer.

  2. Directvue // June 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm // Reply

    It’s replacement is Eleven Sports Network a London based sports network that specializes in International Sports, but who cares cannot watch PlayStation VUE outside of your house as it is tied to your home network and will not work on cellular. So that’s a dealbreaker for most people.

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