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Sony to Stop Services for its Live TV Streaming Platform ‘Sony Vue’ in January

Recently as this summer, PlayStation Vue's most basic plan increased by $5 per month, but the streaming service still continued to lose money

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Recently, it was reported that the company was looking at selling its live TV streaming service Sony Vue. Pixabay

Sony is going to cease its live TV streaming service Sony Vue on January 30 next year, as it struggles to turn a profit.

“Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business,” Sony said in a blog post announcing the shutdown.

“PlayStation fans can continue to access movie and TV content through the PlayStation Store on PS4 and via our partnerships with top entertainment apps,” the company added.

Recently as this summer, PlayStation Vue’s most basic plan increased by $5 per month, but the streaming service still continued to lose money.

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Despite of the cease of Sony Vue, PlayStation fans can continue to access movie and TV content through the PlayStation Store on PS4 and via our partnerships with top entertainment apps. Pixabay

Recently, it was reported that the company was looking at selling its live TV streaming service.

The company earlier recruited Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore the possibility of selling off its PlayStation Vue streaming service.

Vue was launched as an ambitious original project as one of the first broadcast-over-IP cable-replacement services in 2015.

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Last year, PlayStation Vue has lost nearly 2.5 lakh subscribers, putting it significantly behind its compositors like Hulu or Sling TV. (IANS)

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Sony Unveils Alpha 9 II Camera in India for Rs 3,99,990

The new camera has been improved to shoot at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, about 2x the speed of the Alpha 9

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Sony to restructure its mobile division as well. Pixabay

Sony India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced Alpha 9 II a full-frame interchangeable lens camera for Rs 3,99,990 in India.

The Alpha 9 II will be available across all key retail counters Sony Center and major electronic stores across the country from this Thursday onwards.

The company said in a statement that the new Alpha 9 II builds on the impressive legacy of the original Alpha 9, maintaining ground breaking speed performance including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking, 60 times per second AF/AE calculations while incorporating even more functionality driven directly from the voice of professionals.

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It would be available across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India. (Representational image). Pixabay

Updates include enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability and more.

The advanced focusing system in the new Alpha 9 II is comprised of 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 93 per cent of the image area, as well as 425 contrast AF points.

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The new camera has been improved to shoot at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, about 2x the speed of the Alpha 9.

Additionally, the new model can shoot continuously and completely silently at 20 fps for up to 361 JPEG images or 239 compressed RAW images, with no viewfinder blackout, allowing the photographer to follow the subject and action with no interruption to the EVF (electronic viewfinder) during picture taking. (IANS)