Report: fuboTV Looking to Raise $200M to Take On Hulu, YouTube, and DIRECTV
According to a report out of The Information, Live TV Streaming Service, fuboTV is looking to raise $200 million in new funding to take on DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
This comes after the service raised $75M just four months ago. The company is backed by media companies AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox, Scripps Networks Interactive, Sky, as well as Luminari Capital and Northzone.
The service which started as geared for sports fans (and more specifically soccer fans) has expanded their offering to include channels from Turner, AMC, and Scripps Networks.
fuboTV now offers over 400 local affiliates from CBS, NBC, & FOX, Regional Sports Networks from Fox Sports, NBC Sports, MSG, and NESN, as well as 21 of the Top 35 cable channels for $45 a month.
The company also became first vMVPD to offer 4K live streaming with their broadcast of the World Cup this summer.
Everything You Need to Know About fuboTV
fuboTV includes live local channels, including CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision and Telemundo, but not ABC. This means that even if you can’t get a good signal with your OTA antenna, you can watch your favorite network TV shows.
Live local channels are available only in certain markets, but this includes most top 100 cities. However, on demand content is available in all areas the following day.
Local Channel Restrictions
While you’re traveling, you can watch the local channels of the market you’re visiting (if available).
Top Cable Channels
fuboTV offers 21 of the top 35 cable channels. The service is noticeably missing channels from Viacom (Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, & VH1), Disney (Disney & ESPN), and Discovery.
The top 35 cable channels are listed below.
National Sports Channels
fuboTV includes national sports channels like FS1, FS2, and NBCSN, but is missing ESPN/ESPN2.
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)
fuboTV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which are generally from Fox and NBC.
They are the cheapest option to get all major RSNs in the New York market (MSG, MSG+, SNY, and YES Network). In Boston, they are one of the only options to get both NESN and NBC Sports Boston.
NBA TV and NFL Network are included by , you can add-on Sports Plus ($8.99) for NFL RedZone.
fuboTV offers some college sports channels, including Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, and Pac-12 Network.
|ACC Network Extra||-|
|Big Ten Network||•|
|CBS Sports Network||•|
|Fox College Sports||^ $11|
Other Sports Channels
fuboTV is a great option for Soccer fans. They include beIN Sports and you can add Fox Soccer Plus to your plan.
|Fox Soccer Plus||^ $6|
|Tennis Channel||^ $11|
You can subscribe to Showtime in your fuboTV account.
Here is a list of every channel offered on fuboTV.