Sports-centric streaming service FuboTV announced the addition of four new localized affiliates this week. Added to its affiliate options are CBS WBNS (Columbus, OH), CBS WJAX (Jacksonville, FL), FOX WJW (Cleveland, OH), and FOX KSWB (San Diego, CA). This new addition brings FuboTV’s local broadcasting count up to 138 options.
At present, FuboTV offers other local stations in Ohio, Florida, and California. Other local broadcast options for those states include FOX FNECINC in Cincinnati, CBS WFOR in Miami, and CBS KCBS in Los Angeles, among other broadcasters.
The addition of four new broadcasters highlights the service’s rapid growth since its 2015 launch.
FuboTV is an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service currently available in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and some Caribbean islands. In October, FuboTV announced that it had surpassed 100,000 subscribers, marking notable growth since its launch two years ago. Operating in a more niche market than its competitors, FuboTV lacks the subscriber base of its largest competitor, Sling TV, which currently has an estimated 2 million subscribers.
The OTT service markets itself to those looking for sports of all kinds. U.S. soccer fans, in particular, are benefiting from FuboTV’s licensing agreements, which include several international networks often unavailable through traditional cable packages or other OTT streaming services like Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu with Live TV. That includes several beIN Sports channels, which were rebranded from Al Jazeera Sports in 2013.
Although a specialized OTT service for sports, FuboTV also offers a variety of entertainment channels, such as History, FX, Hallmark, USA, A&E, and E!
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