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PlayStation Vue not willing to pay fair-market value for beIN

EXCLUSIVE: beIN SPORTS says that the reason why the popular sports network has been removed from the PlayStation Vue platform is due to Sony Interactive Entertainment being unwilling to pay a fair market value for the beIN SPORTS channels that carry La Liga, World Cup qualifying and other popular sports programming.

“We’ve certainly made every attempt to renew [the agreement between beIN SPORTS and PlayStation Vue to feature beIN SPORTS channels on the streaming network],” said beIN SPORTS VP of Business Development and Affiliate Sales Roy Meyeringh. “Their decision entirely is based on their desire not to pay fair-market value for beIN SPORTS. When I say fair market value, I mean the same rate that our other 30-plus partners are paying.

“beIN SPORTS has proven itself as the fastest-growing sports network for 2015 and 2016. We have a tremendous amount of content.

“This is a situation where we felt we could not afford to have our loyal customers pay more for the same service they received for two years.”

Asked whether beIN SPORTS could return to PlayStation Vue if Sony Interactive Entertainment would be willing to agree to the terms of the agreement, Meyeringh replied “We’d be more than happy to.

“They just have a desire to lower the programming costs. Apparently, from this decision, they have a very low interest in quality soccer programming.”

World Soccer Talk requested a comment from Sony Interactive Entertainment regarding Sony’s decision to remove beIN SPORTS. According to the Sony spokeswoman, she said “Despite our best efforts, we were unable to come to an agreement on terms with the network.”

“We want to continue to be a great partner,” said Meyeringh. “But when one party wants to arbitrarily provide a financial impact to our subscriber, it doesn’t benefit us.

“We were one of the first partners to launch with them. We’d be happy to continue to be with them, but we need to do so in a fair manner to the rest of our partners and our bottom line.”

Soccer fans who are upset that PlayStation Vue has dropped beIN SPORTS can voice their complaints and request that the channel be reinstated by calling 1-877-883-7669, and then pressing zero to speak to the operator.

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  1. Frances Pinar

    June 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Kinda think Sony didn’t think it was valuable enough to waste money on. Just get it on another streaming place, who cares if Sony wanted to pay for it or not?

  2. G Martinez

    June 10, 2017 at 2:45 am

    BEIN sports also shows motorcycle racing, American MotoA as well as World Superbike and MOTOGP. Now I have to get another service. I was really happy with VUE. Oh well, time to move on.

    • Soccertvblog

      June 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Which actually reveals the biggest positive of streaming – no long term contracts!! As the technology grows and the services become more reliable with recording and on-demand features, the long term contracts of satellite and cable will make them look like dinosaurs…

  3. J Quintero

    June 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    beIN has been steadily raising prices. In the last couple of years in order to watch beIN due to their price hike program, I’ve had to migrate from KlowdTV to FUBO (when it was 9.99) to PS Vue and now had to again switch over to SLING yesterday.

    TRANSLATING BeIN remark’s. ‘We raised our prices and PS Vue did not want to pay……

  4. Alan

    June 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Interesting that it is not mentioned that the 30 other providers with the exception of FUBO TV are all carrying BeIN in pay extra expansion packs where Vue had it in their $35 Tier.

  5. BJ Van Gundy

    June 9, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I’m on PS Vue… I am thankful that Sony is NOT paying some second rate sports network and raising my rates so I can watch some second rate sport where the most exciting thing going on on the field is grass growing. When a game can go for 2 hours and finish in a tie… No thank you!

    • LIguy

      June 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Feel better now?

    • NaBUru38

      June 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      So ranting on a soccer blog is exciting to you?

    • Joe

      June 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      You must be American lol
      Soccer is the biggest sport “WORLD WIDE”

      • stitch

        June 10, 2017 at 12:20 am

        and PlayStation vue is only available is some parts of the United States

    • Oscar Sarmiento

      April 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      you DO realize that they raised their prices ANYWAY and still cut out channels that are heavily on demand such as Comedycentral and beIN. so much for your costs staying the same… honestly Sony messed up on this one for sure…

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