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CBS joins streaming service fuboTV
MUMBAI: fuboTV a sports-first streaming TV service in the US, has announced a new agreement with CBS Corporation to carry CBS, America’s most watched broadcast network, and the Network’s popular sports and entertainment channels, including CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service.
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 US markets at launch. Later this summer, customers will be able to stream CBS-owned The CW affiliates. Plus, all affiliates of CBS and The CW will have the opportunity to participate. Financial terms were not disclosed.
In addition, 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, with entire seasons of series, including ‘Homeland’, ‘Billions’, ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Ray Donovan’, ‘The Affair’ and ‘Shameless’, along with hundreds of movies, comedy specials, provocative documentaries and hard-hitting sports programming such as ‘Inside The NFL’, ‘Showtime Championship Boxing’.
“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, while meeting our economic and strategic goals. 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,” said CBS president, Television Networks Distribution Ray Hopkins,
“Adding CBS, the country’s most watched broadcast network, to our lineup underscores our commitment to delivering a robust line-up of sports and premium content to our subscribers,” said fuboTV co-founder, CEO David Gandler.
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.