25 JUN 2020

DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS AND FUBOTV ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION DEAL

Starting this summer, FuboTV will offer Disney’s lineup of premier news, sports, and entertainment content Customers who register for the Fubo standard base package will have access to a variety of channels. Additional networks will be available on other packages.

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Fubo TV and Disney Media Networks announced a comprehensive distribution agreement to deliver Disney’s lineup of premier news, sports, and entertainment content from ESPN and Walt Disney Television to live TV streaming platform FuboTV. “Adding Disney’s array of networks across news, sports, and entertainment content with ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, and Nat Geo delivers a more comprehensive channel lineup and tremendous value to customers’ subscriptions,” Sean Breen, EVP, Platform Distribution, Disney Media Networks said. “With fuboTV’s multiple access points across all major streaming platforms and a competitive price point, we continue to serve a growing audience that consumes video on multiple screens and attract new customers into the pay-TV ecosystem.”

Beginning this summer, 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. "Launching Disney’s networks strengthens our sports-focused live TV platform and brings a diverse range of content for the entire family,” Ben Grad, Head of Content Strategy and Acquisition, FuboTV said. “As live sports return but without spectators, streaming games at home will be even more important than ever. We're thrilled to bring more sports, as well as entertainment and news, to our consumers this summer."

FuboTV is the live TV streaming platform with more top Nielsen-ranked sports, news and entertainment channels for cord-cutters than any other live platform. In April, the company merged with FaceBank Group to create a leading digital entertainment company, combining FuboTV’s direct-to-consumer live TV streaming platform for cord-cutters with FaceBank’s technology-driven IP in sports, movies and live performances. 

FuboTVfeatures new products in a virtual MVPD to stream in 4K. “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, FuboTV said. “Fubo is equally delighted to add the storied Disney, ABC, FX and Nat Geo networks to round out a robust programming portfolio for the whole family to enjoy.”

Adding Disney’s array of networks across news, sports, and entertainment content with ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, and Nat Geo delivers a more comprehensive channel lineup and tremendous value to customers’ subscriptions. ” Sean Breen EVP, Platform Distribution, Disney Media Networks