June 20, 2019
Live sports streamer fuboTV has signed a multi-year deal to bring Discovery networks to its service as part of the $54.99 per month base package. In coming weeks, fuboTV will add networks including Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, MotorTrend, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and TLC. Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel are already live on fuboTV through a deal with Discovery-owned Scripps Networks Interactive. The deal also includes additions to the fubo Latino Spanish-language package as well as on-demand content from Discovery.
According to fuboTV, access to the Discovery library increases the service’s VOD offerings to more than 60,000 TV episodes and movies per month.
“In addition to the base package expansion, the $5.99 per month add-on package called fubo Extra will get several more Discovery stations as a result of the new agreement, including Science Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Life,” reports TechCrunch. “In total, fubo Extra will now include over 30 channels.”
While its primary focus remains live sports streaming, fuboTV now has numerous deals for cable TV content and local stations from more than 200 broadcast affiliates, making it a potential competitor for leading TV streaming services.
“In addition to the Scripps channels and the soon-to-come Discovery networks, fuboTV has also forged deals with Cheddar, CBSN, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop, Viacom, and others in the past couple of years,” notes TechCrunch.