PlayStation Vue, Sony’s virtual MVPD, said it has added 11 more local broadcast TV feeds to its lineup this week, including eight ABC local stations, two NBC stations, and one CBS station.
The latest local broadcast tV feeds, which include stations owned by Hearst Television, Scripps TV Station Group, Graham Media Group and Berkshire Hathaway, and Hubbard Broadcasting, are comprised of the following:
NBC (added August. 23):
-Cincinnati: WLWT- Channel 5 (Hearst Television)
-New Orleans: WDSU (Hearst Television)
CBS (added August 23):
-Nashville: News Channel 5 (Scripps TV Station Group)
ABC (added August 22):
-Baltimore: ABC 2 (Scripps)
-Indianapolis: WRTV Channel 6 (Scripps)
-Kansas City: KMBC Channel 9 (Hearst Television)
-Miami-Ft. Lauderdale: Local 10 WPLG (Berkshire Hathaway)
-Milwaukee: WISN 12 (Hearst Television)
-Minneapolis-St. Paul: 5 Eyewitness News/KSTP TV (Hubbard Broadcasting)
-San Antonio: KSAT 12 (Graham Media Group)
-San Diego: ABC 10 (Scripps)
PS Vue, which competes with virtual MVPDs such as Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu, and YouTube TV, has not disclosed subscriber numbers, but stands to get a boost from its distribution deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative, which represents tier 2/3 cable operators that are seeking video options for broadband-only customers. NCTC is also working with fuboTV.
About half of the subscribers being lost by traditional pay TV players are being recaptured by virtual MVPDs, according to MoffettNathanson.