Two days after announcing a new $55 million fundraising round, sports-first live streaming TV service fuboTV today announces that it has come to an agreement to add networks from CBS Corporation to its line-up.
This includes CBS and The CW broadcast networks (CW to come later in the summer), as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and CBSN all being added to the entry-level “Fubo Premier” bundle, and SHOWTIME East and West to be mƒade available as a premium add-on.
This takes things up a notch for fuboTV in terms of college football coverage, as the service already has FOX Regional Sports networks, FS1, and others. It’s also big for those looking for a way to live stream popular CW shows. And of course, as you can imagine, the addition of CBS is a big seller for football fans looking for a way to stream NFL games without cable.
The announcement was made not long after fuboTV announced a special summer sale promotion where new subscribers can get 40% off for 2 months ($19.99 per month).
“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 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
- 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
- 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.
This is big news for the upstart fuboTV. Getting CBS is a big win for the sports-first streaming service. And CBS Sports Network is one of the hardest networks to watch without cable. This is the next step for fuboTV to set itself up as a legit competitor to the larger services like DIRECTV NOW.