Viacom’s Domestic and International Media Networks to Launch on
fuboTV Streaming Service
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24VIAB&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$VIABlt;/agt;–Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) and fuboTV today announced a carriage
agreement that will extend Viacom’s global portfolio of premier
entertainment brands to fuboTV’s live TV streaming service.
Viacom’s nine core media networks – BET, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV,
Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 – will soon be
included in fuboTV’s base package, “fubo.” An expanded suite of Viacom
channels will also be available in the premier package, “fubo Extra,”
including BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Logo, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV
Live, mtvU, Nick Music, Nicktoons, and TeenNick.
This partnership also enhances fuboTV’s Spanish-language base package,
“fubo Latino,” with Viacom’s Telefe and MTV Tr3s networks.
“fuboTV is quickly evolving as a major force in the streaming television
space, and the addition of Viacom’s media networks as a cornerstone of
fuboTV’s entertainment offering demonstrates the power and popularity of
our global brands and programming,” said Tom Gorke, EVP, Head of
Distribution and Business Development, for Viacom. “This is a great
opportunity to continue to grow our reach and audiences across the OTT
landscape and connect with our fans wherever they consume content.”
The offering will bring fuboTV viewers access to television’s most
popular shows, including MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Comedy
Central’s The Daily Show, Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles, Telefe’s Campanas en La Noche and much more.
“We’re very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with
Viacom, which continues to make prescient and aggressive moves in the
digital media space,” said Joel Armijo, CFO, fuboTV. “fubo remains
singularly focused on offering sports fans a compelling pay TV
alternative with a robust content offering able to serve the viewing
needs of the entire household.”
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and
culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live
events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse,
young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
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fuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with
top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies and news for the
entire household. Its base package, fubo,
is available for $44.99 per month and features more than 85 channels,
and the fubo Extra package offers 100-plus channels for $49.99 per
month. Both bundles include including a growing line-up of national
channels, local broadcast stations and regional sports networks (RSNs);
personal Cloud DVR storage; and two simultaneous streams – with no
contract or set top box required. Get fubo.tv
on the web and across popular mobile and connected TV devices.
Headquartered in New York City, fuboTV has quickly evolved into the top
independent virtual MVPD in the U.S. and a sports-first cable
replacement for the entire family, after initially launching as a
streaming soccer service in January 2015. With the launch of fuboTV
España in 2018, it became the first U.S. virtual MVPD to enter Europe.
fuboTV has raised more than $150 million in funding to date, including a
$75 million Series D round that closed in April 2018 and included 21st
Century Fox, AMC Networks, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky and the
former Scripps Networks Interactive (recently acquired by Discovery,
Inc.). Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, 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.
Karen Shosfy, Viacom
Jennifer L. Press, fuboTV