NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- fuboTV (fubo.tv), the leading sports-first streaming TV service in the U.S., today announced a new agreement with CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) 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 U.S. markets at launch. Later this summer, customers will be able to stream CBS-owned The CW affiliates (*full list of stations/markets below). 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 award-winning original series, including HOMELAND, BILLIONS, TWIN PEAKS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR and SHAMELESS, along with hundreds of hit movies, comedy specials, provocative documentaries and hard-hitting sports programming such as INSIDE THE NFL, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING and much more.
"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," said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. "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."
"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 David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV.
CBS' preeminent sports programming, including THE NFL ON CBS (all pre-season, regular and post-season games broadcast on CBS), THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, the NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, SEC ON CBS and the most comprehensive golf schedule in network television, and the Network's news programs, including 60 MINUTES, will be offered on the live service. Additionally, subscribers will have access to specials, major annual live events such as The GRAMMYs®, and late night programming like THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, television's #1 late night show, and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN.
Subscribers to Fubo Premier will also have live and on-demand access to popular primetime programming, including THE BIG BANG THEORY, television's #1 scripted series recently renewed for two more seasons, and NCIS, broadcast television's #1 drama. Subscribers will also be able to stream new hits like BULL, last season's #1 new drama, and KEVIN CAN WAIT, the #1 new comedy.
The CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN will be added in the coming weeks to the Fubo Premier package, bringing its line-up to more than 60 channels. This includes seven of the top eight broadcast networks; 35 channels that carry sports programming; and the ability to stream some of the most popular entertainment, news and information content in the U.S. A list of channels carried by fuboTV, as well as several add-on options, can be found at http://fubo.tv/welcome/channels. The OTT service is available via desktop and mobile web at fubo.tv and on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Kindle Fire and Roku.
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.
*CBS Television Network stations available at launch on fuboTV to include 14 stations owned by CBS: WCBS-TV, New York; KCBS-TV, Los Angeles; WBBM-TV, Chicago; KYW-TV, Philadelphia; KTVT-TV, Dallas-Ft. Worth; KPIX-TV, San Francisco; WBZ-TV, Boston; WWJ-TV, Detroit; WCCO-TV, Minneapolis; KCNC-TV, Denver; WFOR-TV, Miami; KOVR-TV, Sacramento; KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh; and WJZ-TV, Baltimore. Additionally, CBS-owned affiliates of The CW to include eight stations: WPSG-TV, Philadelphia; KBCW-TV, San Francisco; WUPA-TV, Atlanta; WKBD-TV, Detroit; KSTW-TV, Seattle; WTOG-TV, Tampa-St. Petersburg; KMAX-TV, Sacramento; and WPCW-TV, Pittsburgh. Three CBS-owned independent stations will be available at launch including, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; KTXA-TV, Dallas; and WLNY-TV, New York; and two MyNetwork affiliates, WSBK-TV, Boston and WBFS-TV, Miami, will also be available.
fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to a growing line-up of national channels and regional sports networks (RSNs) that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world. Officially launched in January 2015 as a streaming soccer service, fuboTV has evolved into one of the leading virtual MVPDs in the U.S., with its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle currently offering more than 55 channels, including 31 that carry sports, and bringing customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements this core offering. It is available on desktop or mobile web via www.fubo.tv; on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; Kindle Fire; Roku; and through T-Mobile's Binge On. The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017, led by Northzone, and including 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, Luminari Capital, 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.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.
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