Sony ensures PlayStation owners will keep access to purchased Discovery shows

Sony has announced that it’s no longer removing Discovery shows from the network by December 31 like it had previously planned, thanks to updated licensing agreements. Earlier this month, the company said that it’s pulling Discovery shows from PlayStation and is even removing any purchased title from your library due to content licensing agreements with its providers. All in all, around 1,200 titles would’ve been affected by the change, and you wouldn’t have gotten a refund for any of them. Both of Sony’s announcements were brief and didn’t elaborate on its licensing troubles with the network. As The New York Times said when the company published the warning that it was going to remove any Discovery show you’d purchased in the past, though, the situation raised questions about the meaning of ownership in the age of digital goods.