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PlayStation Vue loses MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon

by Brandon Russell | November 8, 2016November 8, 2016 7:00 pm PDT


Your PlayStation Vue subscription just got a whole lot less fun, as Sony on Tuesday announced all Viacom-owned networks will no longer be available.

So, what’s the bad news?

In all seriousness, losing Viacom is a pretty big deal, as subscribers lose out on a host of quality content, particularly from Nickelodeon.

Other Viacom-owned properties include Epix, Spike, VH1, and BET. That means no more SpongeBob or Broad City, among other popular shows.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Sony’s Dwayne Benefield, Vice President and head of PlayStation Vue, tries to keep on a happy face.

“At PlayStation, we always strive to provide the best value and service for our fans,” Benefield says. “As part of our ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue offering, we have determined that removing the bundle of channels from Viacom is the best way for us to continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans.”

As a consolation, Benefield says Vue subscribers will now have access to BBC America, NBA TV, VICE, and more local broadcast stations from CBS and Fox. But the prices are staying the same—at least for now.

Say goodbye to Nickelodeon

The cheapest Vue package costs $39 per month and includes over 60 channels; prices go has high as $74.99 per month for over 100 channels plus access to HBO and Showtime.

As of now, Sony’s PlayStation Vue website still show Viacom-owned content, but that’s all set to disappear on Nov. 11.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...