PlayStation Vue Adds 16 New Locals to Surpass 650 ABC, NBC, CBS, & FOX Affiliates
PlayStation Vue announced that they’ve added 16 local channels to the service. The company now has more than 650 local CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC affiliates — and nearly 700 including MyNetworkTV and Telemundo. The additions include 13 ABC affiliates and 3 FOX affiliates — most of which replace FoxNet in those markets.
As with other recent additions, the local channels are DVR restricted meaning that you won’t be able to record shows to PlayStation Vue’s Unlimited DVR. Instead, shows not watched live will need to be viewed on-demand with unskippable ads.
How The Streamable Measures Local Affiliates
We measure local affiliates by individual local channel, not by market. For instance, if WNBC is in Hartford and New York, it would count as single local affiliate.
The company has the third most major network locals, but is still nearly 150 behind YouTube TV and 75 behind Hulu Live TV. But, they now have more than 250 additional major locals than AT&T TV NOW and fuboTV.