Streaming service FuboTV inked affiliate agreements with Fox Networks Group, NBCU, A+E Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, Fuse Media, NBA TV and The Weather Channel, more than doubling its national channel lineup.
As a result the OTT distribution will launch a new version of its service that includes new viewer features, such as programming look back, along with access to 70+ channels. Beta launch is set for the coming weeks, with Fubo offering an introductory, discounted rate of $34.99 per month.
U.S. users will soon be able to watch live events from all of the major American professional and college sports, as well as international leagues and tournaments. Channels with sports programming being added for Beta subscribers in the coming weeks will include FOX, NBC and Telemundo owned broadcast stations; RSNs from FOX Sports and NBC Sports; plus national networks BTN, FS1, FS2, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NBCSN, NBC Universo, Universal HD, and more.
“Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to our subscribers to deliver a robust line-up of premium sports and entertainment, from the finest media brands in the world,” said FuboTV CEO and Co-founder David Gandler in a statement. “We are equally determined to drive significant value to our expanding list of media partners beyond licensing fees – leveraging our technical capabilities to meet the monetization challenges unique to live streaming.”
In other news, Fubo tapped Joel Armijo to be the company’s first chief financial officer. He joins following his tenure as CFO at AT&T AdWorks