Yesterday Sony started to contact PlayStation Vue subscribers to inform them at on 10/19/2017 they will be dropping MGM HD channel from their service.
At that time all On Demand programming will be removed and any programming saved to your DVR will be deleted. Sony did not state why they are removing the MGM HD channel and they have not stated if anything will replace the MGM HD channel in their lineup.
This comes as a growing number of subscribers have also been reporting being unable to access NBC ON Demand in some markets that do not offer a live local NBC affiliate. Even more confusing it seems to be in many but not all markets. A handful of our reader say they still have NBC On Demand but most say they have lost access and some say they lost NBC on Demand over a week ago.
Sony also recently started to contact subscribers to let them know that changes are coming to locals on PlayStation Vue’s locals:
“We are writing to let you know that on November 8, 2017, some local broadcast channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) may change to a different local version of the channel or may change to an ON Demand version of the channel. This happens as we align our geographic regions with each channel’s local area.” Sony said in an email to subscribers. “If your area transitions to an On Demand version of the channel, you will retain access to a wide variety of national programming from the channel, available in an On Demand format. Note that live sports do not play on On Demand versions of channels.”
We reached out to Sony for comment and at this time Sony has still not replied to our emails on this or about the November 8th, 2017 realignment of their locals.
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