Do any shows get "blacked out"?

As a TV service provider, PlayStation™Vue must adhere to specific restrictions that are occasionally contracted between studios, sports leagues and your favorite channels. PlayStation™Vue is sometimes not able to show certain movies and TV shows because these restrictions do not permit (and therefore “black out”) the transmission of certain shows over the internet.

Sports Blackouts and National Rights

Rightsholders do not permit sports content to be transmitted in some areas. Therefore, some TV is blacked out for all TV and cable services in some areas. If a national broadcasting network such as FOX, NBC or CBS has national rights to broadcast a sporting event, you may not be able to receive that game, depending on your local market.

Sports Blackouts and Local Rights

Rightsholders do not permit sports content to be transmitted in some areas. Therefore, some TV is blacked out for all TV and cable services in some areas. If a regional sports network that PlayStation™Vue carries has local rights to broadcast a game, and if you live within the region you can receive that game through your PlayStation™Vue subscription, because it includes your local regional sports network(s). If you are outside of the region for a particular team, you may receive alternate programming during the time of a live event.