Sony PlayStation Vue: Requiem for a Revolutionary

With the service set to shut down Thursday, Jan. 30, Next TV looks back on the platform that actually fulfilled the early vision of what next-generation TV would look like
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Since Sony said that it will shutter its five-year-old PlayStation Vue service at the end of January, the general reaction from the media-tech world has been a shrug.

The rising costs of program licensing has rendered the business model for so-called virtual MVPDs like PlayStation Vue moot. In Vue’s case, further raising the price of its $50 base tier—a necessary move to sustain any level of profitability—meant encroaching into a dicey pricing proposition where there was little incentive for consumers to give up their full linear pay TV bundle.

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