fuboTV adds CBS channels, NFL, NCAA basketball to join sports lineup
fuboTV announced a new agreement with CBS Corporation this morning that will bring NFL football and NCAA basketball and Showtime to its channel lineup.
CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service will be among the new channels added to fuboTV in early July. The channels will be included the fuboTV Premier package. No exact price has been provided yet for adding Showtime to a subscription. A company spokesman said that the price will be competitive with other streaming services.
All networks in the deal will be available to stream live, with much of their programming available on demand as well, through fuboTV’s entry-level “Fubo Premier” bundle.
The multichannel, live TV streaming service will also offer subscribers the ability to stream CBS-owned television stations in some of the largest U.S. markets at launch. Later this summer, customers will be able to stream CBS-owned The CW affiliates.
All affiliates of CBS and The CW will have the opportunity to participate. Financial terms were not disclosed.
SHOWTIME coming to fuboTV
SHOWTIME® will be offered as an add-on, premium subscription service to those customers who subscribe to Fubo Premier. At launch, consumers will have access to the SHOWTIME East and West feeds and thousands of hours of programming on demand. Entire seasons of award-winning original series including Homeland, Billions, Twin Peaks, Ray Donovan, The Affair and Shameless will be available. Showtime’s catalog on fuboTV will also have hundreds of movies, comedy specials, documentaries and hard-hitting sports programming such as Inside The NFL, Showtime Championship Boxing and others.
Thursday Night Football, The NFL on CBS and NCAA added to fuboTV
CBS’ addition to fuboTV will be its preeminent sports programming.
- THE NFL ON CBS (all pre-season, regular and post-season games broadcast on CBS),
- THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
- NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
- SEC ON CBS and the most comprehensive golf schedule in network television
- News programs including 60 MINUTES, will be offered on the live service.
“fuboTV is proving every day that it can compete in the big leagues, and we are pleased we can bring CBS Sports’ powerhouse big events and live television programming, plus America’s #1 network and other popular channels, to their customers whenever and wherever they want to watch it,” Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation said in a statement. “As these new players continue to come on the scene, it’s the must-have content that will thrive, and fuboTV clearly understands the value we bring to their service.”
More on-demand, entertainment programming coming to fuboTV
Subscribers will have access to specials, major annual live events such as The GRAMMYs®, and late night programming like THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, television’s #1 late night show, and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN.
Fubo Premier subscribers will also have live and on-demand access to popular primetime programming, including THE BIG BANG THEORY, television’s #1 scripted series recently renewed for two more seasons, and NCIS, broadcast television’s #1 drama. Subscribers will be able to stream new hits like BULL, last season’s #1 new drama, and KEVIN CAN WAIT, the #1 new comedy.
The CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN will be added in the coming weeks to the Fubo Premier package, bringing its line-up to more than 60 channels. This includes seven of the top eight broadcast networks; 35 channels that carry sports programming; and the ability to stream some of the most popular entertainment, news and information content in the U.S.
A list of channels carried by fuboTV, as well as several add-on options, can be found at the fuboTV channels page. The OTT service is available via desktop and mobile web at fubo.tv and on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Kindle Fire and Roku.
This news comes following fuboTV’s announcement earlier this week that it has closed a $55 million Series C fundraising round. The company has raised a total of $75.6 million to date.
fuboTV adds CBS to these cities at rollout
*CBS Television Network stations available at launch on fuboTV to include 14 stations owned by CBS:
WCBS-TV, New York
KCBS-TV, Los Angeles
KTVT-TV, Dallas-Ft. Worth;
KPIX-TV, San Francisco;
Additionally, CBS-owned affiliates of The CW to include eight stations: WPSG-TV, Philadelphia; KBCW-TV, San Francisco; WUPA-TV, Atlanta; WKBD-TV, Detroit; KSTW-TV, Seattle; WTOG-TV, Tampa-St. Petersburg; KMAX-TV, Sacramento; and WPCW-TV, Pittsburgh.
Three CBS-owned independent stations will be available at launch including, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; KTXA-TV, Dallas; and WLNY-TV, New York; and two MyNetwork affiliates, WSBK-TV, Boston and WBFS-TV, Miami, will also be available.
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