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Playstation Vue Enticing Sports Fans To Cut The Cord

Jason Barrett

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Sports fans are being tempted to drop cable or satellite TV. PlayStation Vue, a streaming service similar to Sling and on-demand services such as Hulu and Netflix, has started service in the Twin Cities area with several popular sports offerings — Fox Sports Network, Fox Sports North and several ESPN channels.

Sports fans have been resistant to cutting the cord due to the sports channels not being offered by streaming services and antenna-only channels, but PlayStation packages could potentially save cable and satellite customers $500 annually. Currently, most TV watchers, regardless of their video preference, watch about 17 channels.

PlayStation Vue features three packages: 55 channels for $30 a month, 70 channels for $35 and 100 channels for $45. A la carte add-ons include Showtime ($11 a month), Fox Soccer Plus ($13-15) and Showtime plus Epix hits ($12-$14). Local channels are not included in the packages but consumers can add an antenna and get local channels free in HD over the airwaves.

Vue subscribers will need a TV-connected device such as a PlayStation 3 or 4 console or an Amazon Fire device along with Internet access. Channels also can be accessed via mobile devices on Apple’s iOS.

To read the full article visit the Star Tribune where this story as originally published

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Peyton Manning To Launch ESPN UFC GronkCast

“You could not get a more perfect group of guys to host it,” Peyton Manning said.

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Coming off the success of his own “ManningCast” with ESPN alongside Monday Night Football games and signing up Pat McAfee to do a similar project this fall with college football, Peyton Manning has another simulcast idea ready to go.

Manning and Omaha Productions will produce a “GronkCast” to go alongside Saturday nigh’;s welterweight fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards on ESPN+. ants to go to the mat in his ongoing bid to create a sports-content empire. On the stream will be Rob Gronkowski and his brothers Chris, Dan, Glenn and Gordie Jr. along with father Gordon, who will host what is being called UFC 278 with The Gronks.

The show has lined up Chuck Liddell and UFC stars Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann to be guests for the family.

“You could not get a more perfect group of guys to host it,” Peyton Manning said.

UFC 278 with The Gronks will simulcast between 9 and 10 p.m. eastern on ESPN and ESPN+, then move at 10 p.m. to ESPN+ only, where it will stream until the conclusion of the event.

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Jess Sims Calls Joining College GameDay the “Opportunity of a Lifetime”

“Long story short, to get this role is mind blowing,” she said.

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Jess Sims

Earlier this month, Jess Sims was announced as the newest addition to the College GameDay program as a sports reporter. Since then, it has been a whirlwind for her to get the chance to live a dream.

She appeared on SiriusXM’s College channel to discuss her new gig.

“I don’t even know where to begin, to be honest,” Sims said. “Life happens as it’s moving forward, but it only makes sense looking backwards. Even with the whole interview process and talking with the team at ESPN, it’s been a dream come true and something that I kind of manifested in so many different ways.”

Sims said going to school and playing at a smaller school made her want to be a part of the bigger school atmospheres and their crowds and that she always wanted to be part of something bigger than herself.

“Long story short, to get this role is mind blowing,” she said. “It is an opportunity of a lifetime just to join the cast of incredible, incredible people that are already on the team that have made the last 35 season such a success.”

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Jesse Palmer Signs Extension With ESPN

ESPN has announced college football analyst Jesse Palmer has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the company.

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ESPN has announced college football analyst Jesse Palmer has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the company.

Palmer — who also hosts ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette after previously participating as a contestant on the show — will continue as a studio analyst for ESPN’s college football coverage. He, alongside Joey Galloway and anchor Matt Barrie will host College Football Final.

The 43-year-old Palmer joined ESPN in 2007 after concluding his football career that saw him play at the University of Florida collegiately, followed by the NFL’s New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and briefly with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

The network also officially announced former Florida and Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has joined as a college football analyst

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