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Sony PlayStation Vue locks up 'Mad Men' and 'Walking Dead,' still no 'SportsCenter' in sight

Sony has announced a major programming acquisition for PlayStation Vue, adding AMC Channels to its new over-the-top pay-TV service. The network will be added to Vue's basic $50-a-month bundle just in time for the sure-to-be-highly-rated season-five finale of original series The Walking Dead, as well as the final season of Mad Men. WEtv will also be added to the basic channel lineup.

PlayStation Vue, Sony's OTT gold chip, may be a dud

Dead on arrival: That's the prognosis of online video industry analyst Joel Espelien of The Diffusion Group, who declared Sony's new OTT service, PlayStation Vue, a "well-intentioned" product that does a poor job of targeting its key demographic, male millennials.

Sony's poorly targeted PlayStation Vue service 'DOA,' analyst says

Describing Sony's over-the-top pay-TV service as a product grossly mismatched with its young, price-conscious male target market, TDG analyst Joel Espelien has declared PlayStation Vue "dead on arrival."

Sony's PlayStation Vue 'just paying for cable over IP,' review says

Launching officially in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia Wednesday, Sony's PlayStation Vue over-the-top pay-TV service was subject to its first press reviews. The opinions are mixed.

Repercussions: DirecTV, Cox, Comcast work on responses to HBO Now

HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.

Ergen: Sony's upcoming OTT service is the real disrupter, not Sling TV

Dish Network Chairman and incoming CEO Charlie Ergen dismissed characterizations of his company's new OTT service as being disruptive to pay-TV.

Sony CEO: We're willing to part with the mobile phone unit

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai confirmed that the company is willing to get out of the mobile phone business, although the electronics giant currently has no plans to do so. When asked about Sony's TV and mobile phone units during a presentation of Sony's latest turnaround strategy, Hirai said he would not "rule out considering an exit strategy," according to Reuters.

Sony confirms it will axe another 1,100 employees in mobile unit

Sony confirmed it will cut another 1,100 employees from its Mobile Communications business, on top of the 1,000 job cuts it had already announced in that unit. The company, which disclosed the job cuts in conjunction with its quarterly earnings report, will prune the mobile division down to 5,000 employees by March 2016, a 28 percent cut to a unit that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said in the past would be a key element of the company's electronics business.

Reports: Sony to slash another 1,000 jobs from smartphone biz

Sony plans to slash another 1,000 jobs from its smartphone unit amid a push to get back to profitability, according to multiple reports. The cuts would come on top of 1,000 layoffs Sony previously announced for its Sony Mobile Communications business. If the reports prove accurate, Sony will employ around 5,000 people in its smartphone business by March 2016.

Sony pondering joint venture to revive its mobile phone business

According to Reuters, Sony is now considering drastic actions like a sale of its mobile phone business after failing to resuscitate the operation with a focus on high-end smartphones.