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SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA TO OFFER PLAYSTATION™VUE THROUGH NCTC’S 850+ CABLE AND BROADBAND PROVIDERS

Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) today announced an agreement to offer PlayStation™Vue, the pioneering Internet-based live TV service, to customers of the 850+ cable and broadband systems comprising the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).

With this agreement, NCTC members representing more than nine million customers across the U.S. will have the option to subscribe to PlayStation Vue and its rich feature set, such as simultaneous streaming, powerful cloud DVR, and an intuitive user interface that makes searching for top TV programs easy.

“This is a great opportunity for customers to experience PlayStation Vue’s innovative cloud-based TV streaming service through their NCTC member provider,” said Dwayne Benefield, VP and Head of PlayStation Vue, SIEA. “PlayStation Vue offers an incredible value to users, with more than 100 popular live national and local channels, a powerful user interface, and the ability to purchase channels a la carte without a bundle.”

The deal allows NCTC’s member operators to enhance their product portfolio with a new offering to reach broadband customers with differentiated packages and enhanced user experience.

“Our members are looking for ways to offer more video choice to their customers, and this new agreement allows them to do that,” said Rich Fickle, NCTC’s President and CEO, “NCTC understands the importance of pursuing new opportunities for the distribution of content, and we are excited to partner with such a strong brand”

PlayStation Vue delivers top TV programming, including the most local broadcast stations, over the internet. PlayStation Vue is accessible through popular TV-connected devices such as PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV, iOS and Android mobile devices, and on the web through PC and Mac web browsers. Google Chromecast is also supported via compatible Android and iOS devices. For more information please visit psvue.com

NCTC is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories.

Media Contacts:

Mary Taing
Sony Interactive Entertainment America
650-655-7366
mary.taing@sony.com

Sarah Connole
NCTC
913-310-1559
sconnole@nctconline.org

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment.