NEW YORK, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- fuboTV, one of the fastest-growing live streaming TV services in the U.S., and AMC Networks today announced a partnership that in the coming weeks will bring AMC Networks' popular and acclaimed programming and brands to fuboTV subscribers, across multiple platforms.
AMC Networks' popular channels – AMC, BBC AMERICA, SUNDANCE, IFC and WE tv – will soon be included in the Fubo Premier package, available to new subscribers for $19.99 for the first month following a free, seven-day trial. The offering will bring fuboTV viewers access to some of TV's most popular and critically-acclaimed shows, including AMC's The Walking Dead, which remains the biggest show on television in its eighth season, as well as the award-winning Better Call Saul and the highly-anticipated upcoming series The Terror; BBC AMERICA's Planet Earth natural history franchise, Doctor Who and the upcoming Killing Eve; IFC's Brockmire and Documentary Now!; SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard and WE tv's newest hit series Love After Lockup and the all-new Bridezillas. BBC World News will later be made available to fuboTV subscribers as part of a pending premium package.
This agreement also gives fuboTV the right to offer Fubo Premier subscribers free access to AMC Networks' streaming services Sundance Now, dedicated to prestige TV series, films and documentaries, and Shudder, the world's largest streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror enthusiasts. This marks the first time fuboTV is offering subscription-video-on-demand services to its subscribers.
In addition, fuboTV will in the future make AMC Premiere available for fans seeking an ad-free option for watching their favorite AMC shows. AMC Premiere will be available to subscribers of Fubo Premier, on an add-on basis.
"fuboTV is fast-becoming a popular streaming option for viewers who want access to the best live sports and entertainment content available on any device and we are pleased to bring our popular, distinct and culturally relevant networks and streaming services to their line-up," said Bob Broussard, President of Distribution for AMC Networks. "AMC Networks' brands and content are highly sought after by consumers, who increasingly enjoy our shows, across multiple platforms."
As part of the agreement, fuboTV subscribers will also have access to AMC Networks content via video-on-demand, as well as the ability to use fuboTV credentials to log into AMC Networks TV Everywhere apps and websites.
"We are excited to have AMC Networks - one of the industry's most innovative and exciting media companies - as our newest strategic partner," said fuboTV CFO Joel Armijo. "Not only will our subscribers soon have access to entertainment content that drives some of the biggest audiences on TV, we are also looking forward to building on our partnership in the days and weeks to come."
fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to the most sports for the least money. This includes a growing line-up of national channels, local broadcasters 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. Its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle offers more than 65 channels,including up to 36 that carry sports, and brings customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements the core sports offering, including thousands of titles available on-demand. It is available on desktop via www.fubo.tv; Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; 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.
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About AMC Networks
Dedicated to producing quality programming and content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in entertainment. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The Company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the Company operates two streaming services, Sundance Now, dedicated to prestige TV series, films and documentaries, and Shudder, the world's largest streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror programming; and AMC Networks International, its global division. For more information, please visit www.amcnetworks.com.
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