Many PlayStation Vue customers were upset this week when they suddenly lost access to local tv stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Sinclair has sent out a statement outlining the reason for the loss of access to Vue subscribers:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. regretfully announced that, as a result of Sony failing to comply with certain contractual provisions, all of Sinclair’s ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliated stations have been removed from Sony’s PlayStation Vue platform. The impasse affects all of Sony’s Playstation Vue subscribers who are located in Sinclair markets, although because of the very small subscriber base that PlayStation Vue has this event will have no material impact on Sinclair.
“We regret Sony was not willing to meet certain requirements for carrying our stations,” stated Barry Faber, Sinclair’s EVP Network Relations & Distribution. “We remind Sony subscribers that there are other video distributor options available to receive our broadcast stations’ programming, including Sony’s direct competitor YouTube TV, which continues to carry stations that Sony has dropped. Fortunately, subscribers to PlayStation Vue can terminate their subscriptions with ease and without termination fees.”