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Sony plans to shut down PlayStation Vue in 2020

John Kodera, deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that PlayStation Vue will close down January 30, 2020. Active paid subscribers will receive their final charge for the service in December 2019 unless they cancel prior to their billing date. The company also said it will turn off the ability for new or existing customers to purchase packages, standalone or add-on channels in the near future. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2owULOK

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PS Vue Increasing Cost of All Packages by $5/Month

That brings the Access plan up to $49.99 a month, Core to $54.99 per month, Elite to $64.99 per month, and Ultra to $84.99 per month. The Access plan includes 50 live TV channels, Core adds a number of Sports channels, Elite features 100 channels and expands Core’s coverage with the addition of dedicated movie channels like Epix Hits and FXM, and Ultra includes everything in Elite along with HBO and Showtime. – Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag » https://ift.tt/2KQ1AEs

Roku Stretches Lead As #1 Streaming TV Platform in US After Record Q1 Performance: Strategy Analytics

The report, USA Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share Q1 2019, finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. – Business Wire via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/31Urj3Q

Crackle Plus names executive team

Philippe Guelton has been named president of Crackle Plus and will also remain as executive vice president of CSS Entertainment and president of VOD networks; Darren Olive has been named executive vice president of advertising sales; Jason Schaeffer has been named senior vice president of business development, marketing and business intelligence; and Tony Simon has been named senior vice president of content and operations. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2IrpKSe

A Dozen People Lose Their Jobs In Layoffs At The Sony Crackle Streaming Service

The job cuts are part of a restructuring of Sony Crackle’s business that entails merging its digital ad sales and solutions divisions. Among those displacing in the layoffs are an SVP Digital Sales and a VP of the games division. The layoffs were first reported by Variety, which described them as being part of ongoing cost-cutting at the film studio. – Dawn C. Chmielewski, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2wRsCFj

‘The Oath’: Cory Hardrict Joins Crackle Drama Series

Cory Hardrict will play Officer Cole Hammond, a cop whose cool and composed demeanor conceals an underlying sense of paranoia. Raised by white foster parents, Hammond is fueled by an intense dedication to protect the only family he has ever had — putting him at odds with the other members of the Ravens gang. He joins an ensemble cast that includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood). – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/PQlFXm
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