PlayStation Vue Adds AMC Networks

AMC, WEtv Offered On All PS Vue Tiers, IFC & Sundance On Others

In time for Sunday night’s season five finale of AMC's The Walking Dead, Sony Vue has added several channels from AMC Networks to its lineup.

PlayStation Vue, which launched in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia on March 18, has added AMC and WEtv to all of its packages (Access/$49.99 per month; Core/$59.99 per month; and Elite/$69.99 per month), and offers IFC and Sundance in its Core and Elite tiers.

Sony announced earlier this month that AMC was expected to be available to the PS Vue lineup in April, so it beat that deadline by a few days.

In its initial set of markets, Sony is letting new, qualified customers try the service for free for seven days, offering access to a service that features live TV, VOD, a look-back service and a cloud DVR that lets users record up to 500 individual programs (they must be viewed within 28 days). Absent from that lineup early on is ABC, ESPN and other channels from the Walt Disney family, but Sony is currently in distribution talks with Disney and other programmers, Sony execs said in a recent briefing in New York. 

Sony, which is targeting the service to 18-34 year-old gamers, is initially supporting PS Vue on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but plans to expand access soon to the iPad as other streaming devices yet to be identified.