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Head-in-the-sand Sony blames pay TV for Vue closure

Sony is convinced that PlayStation Vue set out to “completely rethink live and on-demand television” when really all it did was roll out an internet replacement for cable TV. Revealing the official shuttering of the SVoD service as of January 2020 after four years on the US market, Sony pointed the finger at a pay TV landscape averse to change, hindering Vue in its marketability in the face of inflated content and network deals. Instead of moaning, perhaps Sony should have turned this scenario to its advantage. While the news came out of the blue, our sister service Rethink TV saw the writing on the wall a while back – producing a bullish outlook of just 150,000 new subscribers over…

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