Sony signs 20 more CBS affiliates for PlayStation Vue

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Sony has established an industry-leading niche among operators of virtual MVPD by adding 20 more CBS affiliate stations to PlayStation Vue’s lineup.

The addition of the smaller market stations means that Vue can deliver live feeds of local stations in about half of its national footprint. Markets without these affiliate deals in place can only stream on-demand programming from the CBS network. 

Neither AT&T’s DirecTV Now nor Dish Network’s Sling TV—the two currently available competing v-MVPD platforms—have a deal in place even for CBS owned and operated stations. 


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It's the first time for any of the three currently available major v-MVPD platforms that such a comprehensive list of smaller affiliates has been signed. The deals were undoubtedly aided by the fact that CBS Corp. has already introduced a working livestreaming business model to its affiliate partners through the CBS All Access SVOD platform, which is fully distributed across CBS' broadcast footprint. 

For its part, Vue is still reliant on owned and operated stations for ABC, FOX and NBC, meaning it’s still only able to livestream feeds in those networks in larger local markets that have an owned and operated station.

Still, Sony shared the list of stations it has signed up for each network, and it’s ahead of the pack:


Chicago - ABC 7
Fresno, Calif. - ABC 30
Houston - ABC 13
Los Angeles - ABC 7
New York - ABC 7
Philadelphia - ABC 6
Raleigh Durham, N.C. - ABC 11
San Francisco - ABC 7


Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y – CBS 6
Atlanta – CBS 46
Austin, Texas - KEYE
Baltimore - CBS 13
Boston - CBS 4
Burlington-Plattsburgh – WCAX-TV
Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City-Dubuque – CBS 2
Charlotte - WBTV
Chicago - CBS 2
Cincinnati - WKRC
Cleveland - CBS 9
Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo. – KKTV 11
Columbus, OH – WBNS 10TV
Dallas - CBS 11
Denver - CBS 4
Detroit-CBS 62
El Paso (Las Cruces), Texas – CBS 4
Ft. Myers-Naples – WINK-TV
Grand Rapids - Newschannel 3
Harlingen - Wslco-Brnsvl-Mca – CBS 4
Harrisburg - CBS21
Hartford & New Haven - WFSB Channel 3
Idaho Falls-Pocatello-Jackson – KIDK 3
Jacksonville – CBS47
Kansas City – KCTV5
Knoxville – Local 8 News
Los Angeles - CBS 2
Miami - CBS4
Minneapolis – CBS 4
Monterey-Salinas – KION News Channel 5
New York - CBS 2
Oklahoma City – News 9
Palm Springs – CBS Local 2
Philadelphia - CBS3
Phoenix (Prescott) – CBS 5
Pittsburgh - CBS 2
Portland-Auburn – CBS 13
Roanoke-Lynchburg – WDBJ 7
Sacramento – CBS13
Salisbury – WBOC 16
Salt Lake City - KUTV 2
San Diego - CBS 8
San Francisco - CBS 5
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria – San Luis Obispo – KCOY 12
Seattle – KIRO 7
South Bend-Elkhart – WSBT 22
St. Louis – KMOV 4
Traverse City-Cadillac – 9&10 News
Tulsa – News On 6
West Palm Beach - CBS 12
Wichita-Hutchinson Plus – KWCH 12


Atlanta - FOX 5
Austin - FOX 7
Charlotte, North Carolina - FOX 46
Chicago - FOX 32
Dallas - FOX 4
Detroit - FOX2
Gainesville, Florida - FOX 51
Houston - FOX26
Los Angeles - FOX 11
Miami - WSVN 7
Minneapolis, Minnesota - FOX 9
New York - FOX 5
Orlando, Florida - FOX 35
Philadelphia - FOX 29
Phoenix, Arizona - FOX 10
San Francisco - FOX 2 and KTVU Plus
Tampa, Florida - FOX 13
Washington, D.C. - FOX 5

Chicago - NBC 5
Dallas - NBC 5
Detroit - Local 4
Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut
Houston - KPRC 2
Los Angeles - NBC4
Miami - NBC6
New York - NBC4
Philadelphia - NBC10
San Diego, California - NBC 7
San Francisco - NBC Bay Area
Washington, D.C. - NBC 4


Charlotte, North Carolina
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New York
Orlando, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona


Fresno-Visalia, California
Harlingen, Texas
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York
Phoenix, Arizona
San Antonio, Texas
San Francisco
Tucson, Arizona


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