After launching in 2015 as a soccer streaming service, fuboTV has quickly grown to become one of the leading streaming services available in the United States. Now with the news this week that fuboTV has reached a distribution agreement with ESPN, fubo must be considered the best-in-class streaming service.
With the anticipation building for fuboTV’s addition of the ESPN channels, that won’t happen until sometime this summer. No specific date has been mentioned yet, but — when launched — customers who subscribe to fuboTV’s fubo Standard base package will have access to ABC, ABC News Live, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, in-market for SEC Network and ACC Network, FX, FXX, and National Geographic. Additional networks will also be available on fuboTV’s other packages including out-of-market for SEC Network and ACC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, FXM, Fox Life, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, and BabyTV. The deal includes both live television and VOD.
For soccer fans, fuboTV already has the widest selection of soccer-related channels available including NBCSN, NBC, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, TUDN, Univision, Galavision, UniMas, CBS, GolTV, Chelsea TV and more. But with the addition this summer of ESPN’s soccer-related networks, the selection of channels that will be available on fuboTV will be complete.
ESPN’s soccer-related channels are ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS.
No details have been shared yet about the expected fuboTV price increase that may happen due to the addition of ESPN channels.
“With the addition to our lineup of the ESPN suite of channels, we continue to make good on our promise to sports fans to be the undisputed home of professional and college sports,” David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of FuboTV, said in a statement.
fuboTV is currently offering a free 7-day trial.