Cord-Cutter Cable Cure Scores Two Premium Sports Nets


By Adrian Zupp and Adam Jacobson

“The most sports for the least money.”

That’s the brand promise given to consumers by fuboTV, a digitally delivered service that allows subscribers to watch live sports and TV without cable. More than 100 channels offering local sports, news and Cloud DVR can be had.

Now, two big nationally distributed sports networks are in the mix.

In an intriguing move, fubo TV has added NHL Network, MLB Network and associated network MLB Network Strike Zone to its channel lineup.

With the addition of baseball and hockey networks, fuboTV is now offering access to every U.S. professional sports league’s national MVPD-distributed channel.

For fubo TV subscribers who wish to receive NHL Network, they need to subscribe to either the Fubo Extra or Sports Plus packages.

In coming weeks, MLB Network will be added to both packages, and MLB Network Strike Zone will be available in the Sports Plus package.

“Our sports lineup just got even better with the additions of NHL Network, MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone,” said Ben Grad, head of content strategy and acquisition at fuboTV. “With these networks, as well as NBA TV and NFL Network plus dozens of channels offering national, regional and local sports coverage, fuboTV leads other virtual MVPDs as the home of pro sports. Increasing our sports programming – alongside our industry-leading news and entertainment lineup – underscores fuboTV’s leading position as a cable TV replacement for the entire family.”

FuboTV launched in 2015 as a soccer streaming service and added additional sports in 2017. As of 2018, it became available in the U.S. and Canada, becoming a key virtual MVPD.