In what appears to be carriage dispute between PlayStation Vue and NESN — the channel known for live Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games, may be dropped from the service as soon as 5pm today. This morning Boston Bruins announcer Jack Edwards posted the news on Twitter, after appearing on local radio station WZLX.
Attention Sony Playstation Vue users: After business hours last night, PS Vue decided to inform NESN that it would drop us at 5pm today, even though NESN offered a 30-day extension. That could mean no Game 5 for you tonight.— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 19, 2019
Go to https://t.co/8aFZgY9SfP for info
PlayStation Vue carries NESN locally across New England markets like Boston, Hartford, Burlington, and Portland in their $50 Core Plan (and above), as well as their National Feed which is part of Vue’s Sports Pack ($10) — which doesn’t include live games. The timing is poor, as it coincides with tonight’s Bruins/Maple Leafs playoff game. Fortunately, the game will also air on NBCSN in the Boston market — which is available on PlayStation Vue, but without local announcers.