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FuboTV (stylized as fuboTV) is an American over-the-top internet television service that focuses primarily on channels that distribute live sports, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and international soccer, plus news, network television series and movies.[1]

FuboTV
Formerly
fubo (2015–2017)
IndustryPay television
FoundedJanuary 1, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-01-01)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York,
United States
Area served
United States
Canada
Spain
ProductsCable tv
ServicesOTT television
Websitefubo.tv

There are several service options with different channel lineups, including the base package, fubo, with 90+ channels, and add-on packages like Extra, Sports Plus, fubo Cycling, Latino Plus and Português Plus.[2]

February of 2019, Fubo Latino and Fubo Potuguês were removed for new customers and grandfathered in for existing customers. They can still be purchased as add-ons to a fubo subscription.[3]

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HistoryEdit

FuboTV was co-founded in January 2015 by David Gandler (CEO), Alberto Horihuela (CMO) and Sung Ho Choi. At launch, FuboTV cost $7 per month and offered live streams from soccer-centric channels. In early 2017, Fubo pivoted to become a broader streaming service, adding entertainment and news programming in addition to soccer and sports from NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.[4]

Between August and November 2017, FuboTV added CBS,[5] MSG and MSG+,[6] Pac-12 networks,[7] NFL Network and NFL RedZone Channel[8] and NESN[9] to its channel lineup,

On September 13, 2017, FuboTV announced Advanced DVR, a paid add-on to its cloud DVR feature.[10]

On October 6, 2017, FuboTV announced that it became an official sponsor of the LA Kings professional hockey team.[11]

On October 10, 2017, the company announced that it had surpassed 100,000 subscribers.[12] On February 5, 2018, it was reported that the company surpassed 150,000 total viewers during Super Bowl LII.[13] In October 2018, fuboTV announced it was approaching 250,000 subscribers, a +100% increase over the prior year. It also had 30,000 net additions in Q3 2018, ahead of most of its larger competitors and a sign that interest in vMVPDs continues to grow.[14]

In March of 2018, FuboTV added SNY being one of the first to heave all three RSN in the New York Metro Area[15]

Fubo starting around the summer of 2018 testing with NBC, Fox and BeIN Sports with 4K channels for select events.[16]

As of September 2018, fuboTV offers live streaming and VOD programming from CBS, FOX, NBC, AMC, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN and Showtime.[17]

According to Fast Company, FuboTV still calls itself “sports-first,” but instead of being the Netflix of soccer, it’s now pitching itself as a direct competitor to cable TV and to live-streaming bundles such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now. FuboTV was the first live-TV streaming service to support 4K HDR video for the World Cup, and it was the first to adopt an industry standard for handling sports blackouts. It also introduced dynamic ad insertion ahead of Hulu and YouTube TV.[18]

Investors in FuboTV include AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and Scripps Networks Interactive.[19]

In December 2018, Fubo announced that they were going to expand into Spain.[20] April 5 of 2019 it went live in Spain

In the beginning of 2019, FuboTV under Fubo Soccer picked up exclusive rights of Liga MX for English broadcast on Friday nights[21]

FuboTV became the second over-the-top internet television service to get integrated to the TV app on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.[22]

On February 11, 2019, AT&T Sportsnet Southwest was added, becoming the first Virtual MVPD to have a AT&T Sportsnet[23]

On February 20, 2019, it was announced that channels from Viacom Networks were going to be added on April 30, 2019.[24][25]

On March 5, 2019, FuboTV expanded its 4K support to BTN.[26]

May 1, 2019, FuboTV added Comet to it lineup.[27]

On May 10, 2019, FuboTV announced it was planning to launch an ad-supported channel in Q3 of 2019[28]

June 19, 2019. FuboTV announced that it will be adding the Discovery Networks in a couple weeks. To join the line up of Scripps Networks like that Discovery bought up.[29]

On June 27, 2019. FuboTV Announced it’s free ad supported channel will be on XUMO. It would be called Fubo Sports Network what replace FuboTV Network.[30]

Supported devicesEdit

TV-connectedEdit

MobileEdit

ComputerEdit

  • Windows, Mac, and Linux with a compatible browser. Google Chrome is recommended but not the only compatible browser.

MarketingEdit

In September 2017, FuboTV introduced Fubo Chávez, a fictional brand spokesperson. The character has appeared in three national TV commercials as well as digital advertising. He is promoted as “the World’s Greatest Fan.”[31]

FuboTV's second national advertising campaign, a series of commercials called "Don't Compromise," launched in August 2018 and targeted cord-cutters.[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FuboTV Reveals Its Package as It Takes on OTT Rivals in First TV Ads". adage.com. 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ Channels – fuboTV, retrieved 2019-05-20
  3. ^ "What happened to the fubo Latino and fubo Portuguese plans?". Help Center. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  4. ^ "The little live-TV streaming service that could – Fast Company". fastcompany.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  5. ^ "FuboTV Recruits CBS to Take on Cordcutter Rivals". engadget.com. 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  6. ^ "fuboTV Adds MSG Networks". broadcastingcable.com. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  7. ^ "Pac-12 Networks Announces Multi-year Partnership with FuboTV". pac-12.com. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  8. ^ "FuboTV Adds NFL Network, RedZone Channels to Over-the-Top Lineup". variety.com. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  9. ^ "fuboTV Gets NESN". 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  10. ^ "FuboTV Launches 'Advanced' DVR". multichannel.com. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  11. ^ "FuboTV, L.A. Kings Do a Deal". multichannel.com. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  12. ^ "fuboTV Passes 100k Subscribers". prnewswire.com. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  13. ^ "fuboTV Tops 150,000 Viewers". cordcutternews.com. 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  14. ^ "fuboTV Says Nearly 250K Subscribers Have Signed Up for Its TV Streaming Service". TechCrunch.com. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  15. ^ Bouma, Luke (2018-03-28). "YouTube TV & fuboTV Add SNY". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  16. ^ Baumgartner, Jeff. "fuboTV Preps 4K Beta". Multichannel. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  17. ^ "fubo.tv". fubo.tv. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  18. ^ "The little live-TV streaming service that could – Fast Company". fastcompany.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  19. ^ "Streaming sports service fuboTV raises $75 million from AMC and others – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  20. ^ Bouma, Luke (2018-12-03). "fuboTV is Launching in Spain". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  21. ^ ⓇⒶ ⓂⓈⒺⓈ ⓈⒶⓃⒹⓄⓋⒶⓁ (2019-01-03). "We are BACK baby! #LigaMX in English kicks-off w/ @FuerzaMonarca – @TolucaFC tomorrow [7:55pmE/ 4:55pmP] only on @fuboTV. I'll be alongside @Nicocantor1 for the call. Yet another historic event produced in ENGLISH by the one & only @UnivisionSports!". @RamsesSandoval. Retrieved 2019-02-02. line feed character in |title= at position 18 (help)
  22. ^ "Apple TV App Add FuboTV Integration". cordcuttingnews.com. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  23. ^ ndelgreco. "AT&T SPORTSNET TO BE AVAILABLE TO fuboTV CUSTOMERS IN THE SOUTHWEST TELEVISION TERRITORY". AT&T SportsNet. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  24. ^ NICKINSON, Phil (2019-04-25). "fuboTV adding Viacom channels on April 30, 2019". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  25. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-02-20). "fuboTV Adds Viacom Channels Including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon & More". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  26. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-03-06). "fuboTV Expands 4K Support to The Big 10 Network". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  27. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-05-01). "fuboTV Adds Comet To Its Lineup". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  28. ^ Barnes, Jess (2019-05-10). "fuboTV Is Planning to Launch An Ad-Supported Channel, Not A Free Streaming Service". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  29. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-06-19). "fuboTV is Adding 13 Discovery Networks Joining HGTV & Food Network". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  30. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-06-27). "fuboTV is Launching a Free Ad-Supported Sports Network Today on XUMO & More". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  31. ^ "FuboTV: An Underdog with Upside". cablefax.com. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  32. ^ "FuboTV Targets Cable Subscribers in Marketing Push". mediapost.com. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-27.

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