TNT, TBS and six other networks joins fuboTV lineup
fuboTV, the sports-first network, announced adding 8 Turner owned channels to its entry-level package at no additional cost.
The networks are TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and HLN.
fuboTV said in a statement that it struck a multi-year agreement with Turner, and that subscribers can find the new channels on its service today.
“With today’s launches, fuboTV is hands down the best choice for fans to stream the live sports, entertainment and news programming they demand,” said Ben Grad, fuboTV head of content strategy and acquisition. “Adding Turner Sports’ world-class programming builds upon our heritage in soccer while expanding our strong sports offering with more MLB, NBA, PGA and college sports. Plus, the addition of Turner’s iconic news, entertainment and kids brands will continue to drive engagement with viewers, while reinforcing our commitment to offering a premium, high quality cable replacement.”
Also starting today, Boomerang and CNN International are being added to fubo Extra, the company’s 90-plus channel tier that is now available at $44.99 for the first month. It includes the complete fubo lineup plus more than a dozen additional premier channels. CNN en Español has been added to fubo Latino.
fuboTV now offers up to 40 channels that carry sports in its base plan along with every top news network. With more than 75 channels, fubo is available at $39.99 for the first month following a free seven-day trial.
fuboTV adds TNT: NBA, college basketball to lineup
Turner Sports’ award-winning programming features the MLB on TBS. That includes Sunday afternoon telecasts, and the exclusive presentation of the 2018 American League Wild Card Game, both American League Division Series and the American League Championship Series.
fuboTV will now have the NBA on TNT. TNT carries the opening day double header on October 16, three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games and the NBA Playoffs.
NCAA March Madness will be on TNT, TBS and truTV, including the Final Four in alternating years; some of the most exciting soccer in the world with UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League; the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup; and premium esports tournaments via ELEAGUE on TBS.
fuboTV App #3 Behind Russia 2018 Broadcasters FOX and Telemundo
The World Cup proved to be a big winner for fuboTV.
fuboTV’s app had a record-breaking 900,000+ downloads during the month of July (iOS and Android) and was in the top 100 grossing iOS apps in the U.S.
fubo was the #3 most downloaded in the App Store during the July 2 Brazil/Mexico match, just behind apps from Russia 2018 broadcasters FOX and Telemundo and ahead of all other live TV streaming services.
Downloads of fuboTV’s app grew by 713% during the first week of Russia 2018 (from 38,000 weekly app installs to 309,000 installs), according to Sensor Tower.
fuboTV continues to make improvements to its product and tech infrastructure, with an emphasis on optimizing video quality, low latency and low buffer rates.
Beginning July 2, the company became the only live streaming service to offer 4K HDR Beta, ahead of live streaming TV services owned by AT&T, Alphabet, DISH Network, Hulu and Sony.
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