fubo TV Launches Bigger Channel Package

fuboTV, an OTT TV service that’s been focused on sports programming, has introduced a broader-focused and pricier package that offers more than 80 channels for $49.99 per month.

The new Fubo Extra tier, offered for $19.99 for the first month following a seven-day free trial, expands on the baseline package and features channels such as BabyTV, BBC World News, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Game Show Network, INSP, Sony Movie Channel, Revolt, and Stadium, as well as People TV and music nets from XITE.

The base package, now called Fubo and formerly called Fubo Premier, starts at $44.99 per month. Both tiers feature a cloud DVR service and two streams. Fubo TV also offers premium cloud DVR option and a way for subs to purchase an additional stream.

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fubo TV subs “have been asking for additional options and more premium content, and Fubo Extra meets this demand by featuring everything in our base Fubo package, plus more lifestyle, entertainment, news, kids and sports content, movies and music videos, all for less than $50,” Ben Grad, fubo TV’s head of content strategy & acquisition, said in a statement.

fubo TV is also adding the new option amid growing competition in the OTT TV sector that includes Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue.

Other channels new to the service via the Fubo Extra package include BBC World News, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, and GSN.

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fubo TV, which announced having more than 100,000 subs as of last fall, also sells several add-on packages, including Adventure Plus, Fubo Latino, International Sports Plus, Sports Plus or Showtime, among others. Fubo TV subs with the Sports Plus package also get Stadium and Stadium Plus.