Despite multiple price increases, Sony still seems to earn no money with the service. Just last summer, the company raised the price of all its multi-channel plans by $ 5 a month. It was the same in the summer before. The company’s most affordable “Access” level now starts at $ 49.99 per month, making it difficult to recommend if you’re looking for a “thin bundle”. However, Sony was not the only company that has raised its prices. Competitors like YouTube TV, Hulu and AT & T DirecTVNow have all done the same as the cost of content deals has increased.
One potential buyer Sony was targeting was FuboTV, a company that runs a sports-focused streaming service. Although The Information states that these discussions are nowhere meaningful. Sony may not be able to sell the service. Of the companies that offer online cable streaming in the US, Sony allegedly pays among the companies that transmit cable channels. One possible transaction is hampered by the fact that the company may not be able to transfer all cable businesses.
In a way, it’s not surprising that PlayStation Vue has problems. The service has always been strange to the PlayStation platform. With the PS4, much of the marketing message from Sony has focused on gaming, sometimes excluding the console’s multimedia capabilities.