Milestone of 100K subscribers reached before Fall TV season
fuboTV surpassed 100,000 subscribers in September. The milestone comes as the new NFL, NBA, NHL – and fall TV – seasons get underway.
In less than a year, fuboTV has built up its channel lineup with sought-after sports channels and entertainment channels.
Over the past six months, Fubo Premier has added several new channels to its line-up.
- CBS Corporation (CBS, CBS Sports Network, Pop and CBSN)
- MSG Networks (MSG and MSG+)
- Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel)
- NFL Network
- Pac-12 Network
- FUSION TV
- Several new local CBS and FOX affiliates
fuboTV’s “Sports Plus” add-on package added NFL RedZone and several regional FOX College Sports and Pac-12 Network channels. fuboTV also recently expanded its cloud DVR capacity, giving subscribers 30 hours of space. Just about any streaming device can now tap into fuboTV, including Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android devices, and Chromecast.
fuboTV surpassed 100K subscribers, expects next 100K to come faster
“We are pleased to have surpassed the symbolic 100,000-subscriber milestone so quickly – following investments in national and regional sports networks, and the infrastructure to support this expanded array of premium content,” said fuboTV Co-Founder and CEO David Gandler. “Given macro tailwinds driven by a fundamental change in consumer behavior, we anticipate the next 100,000 subscribers to join fuboTV at an accelerating pace.”
fuboTV says that in less than a year, the company has built a new over-the-top (OTT) live service that offers fans the most sports for the least money. It was originally launching in January 2015 as a streaming soccer destination. The company’s new base package, Fubo Premier, officially launched in April 2017 and now includes 65-plus channels.
This includes local stations, regional sports networks (RSNs) and popular national channels.
The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017, led by Northzone, and including 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. Investors also include 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.
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