fuboTV Scores Deals With Univision, Revolt, Pivot
fuboTV, a virtual MVPD focused on cord-cutters and millennial audiences, said it has inked distribution deals with Univision Communications, Pivot and Revolt Media & TV.
Those agreements, it said, bring 15 new networks to its lineup, including Pivot, Revolt, Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes, Galavisión and El Rey Network, among others. fuboTV noted that its deal with UCI (also a fuboTV investor) includes local broadcast stations from Univision and UniMás across 60 markets.
Those deals mark a significant programming expansion for fuboTV, an OTT service that initially focused on soccer via carriage deals with networks such as beIN SPORTS, GoITV and Benfica TV. fuboTV secured a $4 million “A” round of funding last year (expanding total funding to $5.6 million), and recently joined up with Binge On, T-Mobile’s new, optional mobile streaming service that delivers video at 480p resolution and zero-rates streams delivered from content partners.
Update: fuboTV said it has 40,000 subscribers, putting it behind only Sling TV among providers in the virtual MVPD category. fuboTV launched in January 2015.
“Signing these agreements with Univision, Pivot and REVOLT is a huge milestone for our company, as we work to grow fuboTV’s premium sports offering and complement it with entertainment content that appeals to young sports fans and other Millennials,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV, in a statement. “In the first year since our launch, we have quickly become the number-two virtual MVPD in the U.S., and we are confident that, through more partnerships and complex carriage agreements, we will continue to be positioned strongly as we build on our mission to bring consumers the video distribution platform they crave.”
fuboTV, which currently sells for $9.99 per month, is offered on Web browsers, Amazon Fire TV devices, Android and iOS mobile devices, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku.
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By Kent Gibbons