PlayStation Vue Tunes in Fox Soccer Plus

Sony's OTT-TV Service Broadens a La Carte Options
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In time for the second half of the UEFA Champions League playoffs that kicks off next week, PlayStation Vue has expanded its a la carte menu with the launch of Fox Soccer Plus.

PS Vue, which also offers Showtime as a stand-alone, is selling Fox Soccer Plus for $14.99 per month, or $12.99 per month to members of PlayStation Plus, which runs $49.99 per year, $9.99 per month, or $17.99 for three months. PS Vue is currently offering a seven-day free trial of the service.

Fox Soccer Plus offers matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, England’s FA Cup, and Scottish Premier League, as well as an array of matches from the Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Stobart Super League and the State of Origin Series.

PS Vue’s The debut of Fox Soccer Plus, a service also available through traditional MVPDs such as DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, and Cox, comes about two months after Sony announced its initial a la carte plans at E3. PS Vue will also offer a premium TV channel from Machinima a la carte or as part of its “Elite” multichannel TV bundle. 

PS Vue’s a la carte offerings are available to all U.S. PlayStation 3 and PS4 console owners (Sony launched an iPad app for PS Vue in June). The service’s multichannel TV tiers -- Access ($49.99 per month), Core ($59.99/month) and Elite ($69.99/month) -- are currently offered in seven markets: Dallas-Fort Worth; Miami-Fort Lauderdale; Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. Those packages also feature a cloud DVR.