Pluto TV has just snagged one of the big fish as fuboTV announced today that the fubo Sports Network is now available on the ad-supported streaming service. Pluto TV users now have access to all of fubo Sports Network’s event coverage, news, behind-the-scenes and exclusive programming for free.
“We’re excited to bring fubo Sports Network to even more sports fans through Pluto TV, the largest free streaming distributor in the country,” said Min Kim, vice president, business development, fuboTV. “Since launching fubo Sports Network less than a year ago, we’ve built a differentiated offering for a dedicated audience who tune in for live games, original sports programming, sports docs and movies. We look forward to bringing Pluto TV fans 24/7 sports coverage on and off the field with a unique point of view.”
The fubo Sports Network was launched last fall and provides original programming as well as live sports and original programming from partners such as USA Today, FanDuel, The Players Tribune, Stadium, VSiN, CampusLore and more. Original programming includes “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas,” “Call It a Night with Julie Stewart-Binks,” “Drinks with Binks” and “The Cooligans.”
Earlier this month, as part of their first shareholders letter after merging with FaceBank Group in March, fuboTV disclosed subscriber metrics for the first time since October 2018. In the May 4 letter, the company said that they had 315,789 paid subscribers (up 37 percent year-over-year) at the end of 2019 and increased revenue to $146.5 million (up 75 percent year-over-year).
Pairing fubo Sports Network with Pluto TV puts the channel on 75 million devices through a robust distribution network, which also includes free platforms LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels and XUMO as well as through fuboTV’s subscription service, the company said.