FUSION TV latest channel added this summer to fuboTV
FUSION TV channel is now part of fuboTV’s entry-level channel bundle, becoming the latest in a slew of additions coming to the live streaming platform.
The Fusion Media Group’s (FMG) is an entertainment and lifestyle cable network that’s similar to Viceland, but with a more straight news, documentary vibe. Its focus is described as a “news and social justice” channel.
Nightline on Fusion is a good example of its style of offerings. Their schedule for shows can give you a pretty good idea of what FUSION TV offers.
FUSION TV is owned by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI). The company is working on rebranding Fusion’s website, and broadening the topics it covers, according to Variety.
“Our audience craves enriching programming that shares their curiosity, sharpness, and passion and we’re excited to further satisfy that appetite by making FUSION TV available to fuboTV’s customers whenever and wherever they choose to watch,” Daniel Eilemberg, President and Chief Content Officer of FUSION TV said in a statement.
FUSION TV joins several UCI networks already carried on Fubo Premier – Univision, UniMás, UDN, Galavision and El Rey Network.
FUSION TV latest addition to fuboTV this summer
HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel were added earlier this month. Five more channels are coming this summer as part of a deal with CBS Corporation.
CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN – the live 24/7 digital streaming news service – will round out the lineup along with the flagship CBS channel.
The new CBS channels will bring Thursday Night Football, NFL on CBS AND NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball to fuboTV.
Showtime will also be offered as an add-on channel.
As part of the carriage agreement with Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), FUSION TV is available under the entry-level “Fubo Premier” bundle, currently offered at an introductory rate of $34.99 per month.
fuboTV has also been offering a summer sale where new customers can get the first two months for only $19.99 per month.
The entry-level Fubo Premier bundle has more than 60 channels, including 34 that carry sports. Those channels include regional sports networks (RSNs) that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world.
The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in venture capital funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017.
Investors of fuboTV include 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive, DCM Ventures, i2bf, Luminari Capital, LionTree Partners, Univision Communications Inc., Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group), Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.
Interesting times for live streaming platforms
With a fresh infusion of cash, fuboTV is growing from a sports-first platform to one with a wide variety of entertainment channels. A&E, History Channel, and National Geographic channels are already part of its Premier channel bundle.
fuboTV plans on improving its user interface in the months ahead. It currently has apps for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Kindle Fire, Roku, and T-Mobile’s Binge On also has support.
A fair amount of shopping around began more than a week ago when PlayStation Vue raised its prices by $10 per month in most of its markets across the U.S. Competitors like DirecTV Now have been offering a free Roku Premiere for customers who prepay for two months.
fuboTV has been looking to draw in more customers through its summer sale. There is a list of channels and add-on options for that breaks down fuboTV’s Premiere bundle. fuboTV also offers a free 7-day trial.
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