fuboTV Adds Free Crackle, Popcornflix Channels to Lineup
Things are moving pretty quickly in the live TV streaming industry. Crackle Plus — the umbrella for all of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s (CSSE) streaming channels — announced that their free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels Crackle and Popcronflix have been added to the fuboTV lineup. With this expansion, CSSE continues to show why it’s one of the industry leaders in the advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) market space.
fuboTV’s new partnership gives its viewers access to Crackle’s vast library of original content such as the college thriller series “In the Vault” and the Alexander Bertram/Rebel Wilson vehicle “Les Norton.”
Popcornflix, a channel dedicated to action and adventure, features golden-age content such as “Godzilla: King of the Monsters!” and “Jules Verne's Mysterious Island” along with more contemporary classics including Jackie Chan’s “Little Big Soldier.”
FAST channels have been steadily increasing in popularity as an alternative to traditional linear video distributors such as cable and satellite. These channels are similar to traditional TV with an always-on format, but without the restrictions that cable.
Bundling FAST services together gives consumers a cable-like experience without the increasingly high costs and long-term contracts. As recent reports indicate, growth in the area illustrates consumers’ preference for more budget-conscious viewing options.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment isn’t just making deals with fuboTV. Earlier this week, the AVOD giant also connected with TCL Channel to bring five channels to the streamer's platform, including Crackle and Popcornflix.
“We are so excited to bring our constantly expanding content offering to FuboTV viewers,” Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus said in a statement. “Our advertising and marketing partners will now access new audiences through the launch of the Crackle and Popcornflix FAST channels on FuboTV.”
Fubo is a live TV streaming service with about 90 channels for $74.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 25 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs). In total, you should expect to pay about $85.98/month, after adding in their RSN Fee. Fubo was previously known as “fuboTV.”
The streaming service does not carry channels from WarnerMedia-owned (CNN, TBS, and TNT), A+E (A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime), and AMC Networks (AMC, BBC America, and WE tv).
Fubo is a great option for sports fans, especially those who want to stream local sports. They recently announced added Bally Sports RSNs to their channel lineup.
It is the least expensive option to get RSNs in many markets like Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Carolinas, Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Tennessee, Bally Sports West, Bally Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Indiana, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports New Orleans, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports Tennessee, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, Marquee Sports Network, MSG, MSG Sportsnet, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington+, NESN, Root Sports Northwest, and SportsNet NY.
Fubo also includes MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL RedZone , NHL Network, and beIN Sports (which is not available on most services). You can add Fox Soccer Plus as part of the International Sports Plus add-on for $6/month.
You can add the fubo Extra ($8) to add ~39 channels including Baby TV, Cooking Channel, DIY, and GSN.