FuboTV deal with Disney makes for sports-streaming powerhouse and adds family entertainment to the mix
For sports fans (and parents as well), fuboTV just got infinitely better over the weekend
For many years, has been the standard bearer for sports fans that have cut the cable.
Imagine waking up this weekend and seeing that the platform just got turbocharged for sports (and other programming).
Months in the making, the Disney Media Networks and launched 18 new stations on the platform, including the biggest one of them all, ESPN.
As part of the 18 new channels on , there are a bunch of new sports channels including ESPN: ESPN2, ESPN3, in-market for SEC Network and ACC Network in the base package, as well as including out-of-market for SEC Network and ACC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes in other packages. Those channels join the already stacked lineup that had, as the leading streaming platform for sports.
“With the addition to our lineup of the ESPN suite of channels, we continue to make good on our promise to sports fans to be the undisputed home of professional and college sports,” Co-founder and CEO of fuboTV David Gandler said. “fubo is equally delighted to add the storied Disney, ABC, FX and Nat Geo networks to round out a robust programming portfolio for the whole family to enjoy.”
In addition to all the new sports channels, fuboTV also added ABC, ABC News Live, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Life, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, National Geographic, and Baby TV.
“Launching Disney’s networks strengthens our sports-focused live TV platform and brings a diverse range of content for the entire family,” Head of Content Strategy and Acquisition for fuboTV Ben Grad said. “Our base package offers consumers significant value, while consumers who want even more great sports and entertainment content can access it with our premium packages. As live sports return but without spectators, streaming games at home will be even more important than ever. We're thrilled to bring more sports, as well as entertainment and news, to our consumers this summer."
It is a win-win for both companies, as now Disney gets it programming on one of the top streaming sites there is.
“Adding Disney’s array of networks across news, sports and entertainment content with ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, and Nat Geo delivers a more comprehensive channel lineup and tremendous value to customers’ subscriptions,” EVP, Platform Distribution, Disney Media Networks Sean Breen said. “With fuboTV’s multiple access points across all major streaming platforms and a competitive price point, we continue to serve a growing audience that consumes video on multiple screens and attract new customers into the pay TV ecosystem.”
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