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fuboTV to add NBC and FOX channels in game changing deal for soccer fans in US

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fuboTV today announced a game changing deal for soccer fans in the United States with the news that they’ll be adding networks from NBC, FOX Sports and Telemundo in addition to entertainment and sport channels from NBA TV, The Big Ten Network and A&E.

For soccer fans, the list of new channels that fuboTV will be adding in the coming weeks includes NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, NBC Universo, Telemundo, FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer Plus. Those will be added to fuboTV’s already comprehensive portfolio of streaming channels, which include beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, One World Sports, GolTV, TyC Sports and streaming of all Portuguese Primeira Liga games.

In addition to those soccer-related networks, fuboTV will be offering A&E, NBA TV, Golf Channel, FOX College Sports, History Channel, Lifetime, LMN, Viceland, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FX, FXM, FXX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo WILD, Fuse, FM, Bravo, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC World, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network and The Weather Channel.

The announcement today is a game changing deal because (1) it’s the most comprehensive package of soccer-related games and coverage out of all of the competing streaming companies, (2) the pricing is very competitive and (3) it gives most soccer fans everything they need to be able to cut the cord from cable or satellite and watch all of the programming they want.

In total, fuboTV will be doubling the amount of channels it’ll make available to subscribers, providing more than 70 channels including national broadcast (FOX and NBC) and cable networks, regional sports networks (from both FOX and NBC) and local broadcast stations owned and operated by fuboTV’s new TV partners.

“Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to our subscribers to deliver a robust line-up of premium sports and entertainment, from the finest media brands in the world,” said fuboTV CEO and Co-founder David Gandler. “We are equally determined to drive significant value to our expanding list of media partners beyond licensing fees – leveraging our technical capabilities to meet the monetization challenges unique to live streaming.”

Beginning in the coming weeks with a Beta launch of the service, new fuboTV subscribers will have access to networks that hold the rights to the world’s most popular sports at an introductory, discounted rate of $34.99 per month. fuboTV users in the U.S. will soon have the ability to watch live events from all of the major American professional and college sports, as well as international leagues and tournaments – including live baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, football, golf, hockey, horse racing, mixed martial arts, motorsports, professional wrestling, rugby, tennis – with an expanding line-up of more soccer than any streaming service. Additionally, a full array of live and video on demand (VOD) entertainment programming from the new networks will also be available to subscribers.

The upcoming launch of fuboTV’s beta service will also coincide with a new version of the linear over-the-top (OTT) distributor, with upgraded back-end technology and new viewer features. While in Beta, the new fuboTV – available to be streamed online, via mobile or Internet-connected/OTT device – will include features such as cross-platform DVR, VOD, in-browser streaming and digital TV guide navigation. Additional features will then be introduced in the coming months, such as programming look back and start over, access to 25+ TV Everywhere authenticated apps, personalization and user profiles.

SEE MORE: What we know so far about fuboTV’s new deal to add NBC and FOX networks

One of the TV Everywhere apps will be the NBC Sports App, which will be available via fuboTV at a future date. In the meantime, fuboTV offers beIN SPORTS Connect, which unlocks a ton of soccer games not available on TV.

The agreements that fuboTV has signed with NBC, FOX, A&E and other networks will position fuboTV as the leading provider of soccer matches to viewers in the United States. No cable or satellite TV subscription is required, so the introductory price of $34.99 per month is extremely competitive.

SEE MORE: fuboTV, Sling TV or FOX Soccer 2Go: Which soccer streaming service is best for you?

The only glaring omission from fuboTV is ESPN. But given that ESPN has limited offerings for soccer fans plus the fact that ESPN is very restrictive when working with streaming providers (not allowing pausing or rewinding of content, in many cases), the ESPN omission isn’t a significant loss, to be frank.

In comparison, Sling Blue and Sling Orange is $45/month for FOX and ESPN networks, while PlayStation Vue’s Core Slim package is $34.99/month and includes beIN SPORTS (but not beIN SPORTS en Español), NBCSN, FS1, FS2 but no regional FOX affiliates. FOX Soccer Plus is not included with PlayStation Vue but can be added for an additional price of $14.99/month. DirecTVNOW, meanwhile, doesn’t offer beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS en Español, and its pricing (for soccer fans who want similar channels) is more expensive than fuboTV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

Today’s news is exciting for soccer fans who want to cut the cord and save money. There are still plenty of questions to be answered so we can get a full grasp of how today’s announcement will impact our viewing experience. As soon as we get the details on questions about release dates (for NBC and FOX) as well as whether the new pricing will eliminate the $9.99 base package, we’ll inform readers via our fuboTV page.

For soccer fans in the United States, fuboTV is an attractive proposition that can give you access to a huge lineup of soccer games from around the world at a price that is enticing.

fuboTV is currently offering a free 24-hour trial.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. MDFootball

    December 14, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    For those concerned about losing the existing 9.99 package, it looks like they will have offer 14.99 latino package that includes everything in their current base package + TYC, GolTV Spanish, Fox Deportes, and a few general entertainment channels.

  2. oday

    December 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Chris
    from memory ESPN offers some champion league and world cup games. Can you provide details of what we will lose if we switch from sling tv to fubo? Full ESPN soccer coverage listing will be useful.

    • Christopher Harris

      December 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      I’m working on a separate article right now that I’ll post later today or tomorrow, which will go into more detail. But ESPN lost the World Cup rights to FOX. So if you moved to fuboTV from Sling Orange, here are the soccer leagues/competitions you would lose by not having ESPN:

      Euro 2020, UEFA Nations League, very limited UEFA Champions League games (typically ESPN shows 1-2 Champions League games per week; FOX gets first and usually second picks, ESPN typically gets third pick), MLS games (on Sunday afternoons), select USMNT games (but Univision usually shows them too), select USWNT games, International Champions Cup, select World Cup qualifiers, and select Euro 2020 qualifying games. There are rumors that ESPN will also get NWSL and USL games for 2017.

  3. Domenico Del Grosso

    December 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    34.99 a month a discounted rate? What is this new package going to cost? As a University Student 9.99 a month for a soccer package was a great deal. I really hope that they do not take this package away, which is why the majority of people subscribed to them in the first place. If there is anything that they could do, hopefully it would be an a la carte option for NBCSN, FS1.

  4. Gabe

    December 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve got Fubo for channels I don’t get on TV (GOL/TYC/BEIN-ESP), worth the $13 or so I pay, great they’re adding all this stuff but I don’t need it, hoping they don’t get rid of my package, no way I’m paying 40ish when I get majority of channels already (cord cutting not an option for me).

  5. NaBUru38

    December 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Removing the US$ 10 sports-only package is a terrible idea.

  6. Tim

    December 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I would get it again just for Fox soccer plus so i can watch Celtic but not at $35/month

  7. Loon

    December 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Great article, I’ve really grown into a soccer fan in the last two years and this is wonderful news to me. Definitely going to make the switch to fuboTV from my current slingTV. Thanks for providing this kind of information, otherwise who knows if when I would have realized a better deal was out there.

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