PlayStation Vue Drops MGM, IMPACT, and Hi YAH!, Adds Smithsonian West Coast Feed

PlayStation Vue announced that the service has dropped three channels from the service.

MGM HD, Hi-Yah, and Impact were all part of their Elite ($60) and Ultra ($80) plans. PlayStation Vue was the only Live TV Streaming Service to carry the channels.

In a statement, PlayStation Vue shared:

Most of the programming/content you watch on PlayStation™Vue is licensed from programmers for the right to air their networks/channels.

Once these agreements near expiration, we enter into arms-length negotiations where we work hard to try and obtain the best value for our customers.

It is possible that the parties fail to come to agreement on terms that work for both sides and contracts for certain channels will not be renewed, in which case PlayStation™Vue would no longer have the right and license to carry those channels. There may be other market conditions that affect the availability of certain channels or programming.

The company also shared that they’ve added a West Coast feed of the Smithsonian Channel for customers who subscriber to their Core, Elite, and Ultra plans. The channel was originally added to the service in September, but only included the East Coast feed.