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FUBOTV TO LAUNCH MSG NETWORKS
Sports Fans in Country’s Leading Market Will Be Able to Watch MSG and MSG+ On fuboTV’s Sports-First OTT Service as 2017-18 NBA and NHL Regular Seasons Get Underway
NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – fuboTV today announced a multi-year agreement with MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) and will become the first live streaming OTT service to launch the company’s iconic regional sports networks (RSNs) – MSG and MSG+. Timed to the new NBA and NHL seasons, fuboTV will make the networks available to subscribers of “Fubo Premier” – its base package of 65-plus channels – in the coming days.
fuboTV will carry the MSG Networks throughout their regional footprint, including the greater New York City metro area and all of New York State. fuboTV subscribers in the region will have access to MSG Networks’ exclusive live coverage of 10 New York-area pro sports teams – the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks – in addition to in-depth team coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Combined, the award-winning MSG and MSG+ networks annually deliver approximately 500 live professional games, a comprehensive line-up of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming.
Fubo Premier, including MSG Networks’ sports programming following launch, will be available to new subscribers in New York at $19.99 for the first two months, and $44.99 thereafter. Coming soon, subscribers will be able to use a fuboTV login and password to access MSG Networks programming via the MSG GO website and mobile application.
“MSG Networks is pleased to extend our OTT network of partners with fuboTV, making MSG, MSG+ and MSG Go available to fuboTV’s subscribers thoughout MSG Networks’ footprint,” said Adam Levine, executive vice president of distribution and business affairs, MSG Networks. “MSG Networks’ lineup of Emmy award-winning programming, including our unparalleled coverage of live, local professional sporting events, will be available to our fans in more ways than ever.”
The leading sports-first live-streaming TV service, fuboTV offers the world’s most popular sports, news and entertainment content. The service brings subscribers access to local stations, RSNs, and national and international networks via desktop computers and most mobile, tablet and Internet-connected devices.
“New York fans are passionate about their favorite teams, and fuboTV will make it easier than ever to catch every game on MSG and MSG+, just in time for the new NBA and NHL seasons,” said Ben Grad, fuboTV head of North American content strategy & acquisition. “With MSG Networks on Fubo Premier, fans will be able to follow their teams – at home or on the go, across devices and screens..”
fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to the sports for the least money. This includes a growing line-up of national channels, local broadcasters and regional sports networks (RSNs) that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world. Officially launched in January 2015 as a streaming soccer service, fuboTV has evolved into one of the leading virtual MVPDs in the U.S. Its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle offers more than 65 channels, including up to 37 that carry sports, and brings customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements the core sports offering, including more than 10,000 titles available on-demand. It is available on desktop or mobile web via www.fubo.tv; on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; Kindle Fire; Roku; and through T-Mobile’s Binge On.
The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017, led by Northzone, and including 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, Luminari Capital, LionTree Partners, Univision Communications Inc., Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group), Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.
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