Keep in mind that PlayStation Vue has expanded in other ways over time, adding channels from Disney (including ABC and ESPN) and NFL Network, and right after it dropped Viacom, it added BBC America and NBC TV. On top of that, Vue got a price cut just before its nationwide launch. With Viacom, Sony likely calculated that subscribers would be more put off by higher prices than by the loss of some channels. Those are the tough calls that streaming bundles must make to avoid becoming cable all over again.
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