Good news for FuboTV subscribers: you’ve got some more channels on the way. The streaming television service announced that they’ve reached an agreement to add several Scripps Networks Interactive channels to its lineup.
Starting July 1, subscribers will have live access to HGTV, Food Network and the Travel Channel, with DIY and the Cooking Channel available at a later date as an add on. This likely means that more Scripps channels like Great American Country and Fine Living could be coming in the future.
Henry Ahn, Scripps Interactive’s president of content distribution, said they were happy about the partnership. “Our world-class lifestyle content is a perfect complement to the fuboTV service and we are thrilled to partner with a sport centric OTT service to bring the best in class in home, food and travel programming that will delight and entertain their users. ” This deal, he said, cements Scripps content as a “must have” in the current television landscape.
Specifics weren’t released, but it appears that this is a multi year carriage deal.
If you’re not familiar with Fubo, it’s a cable TV alternative that actually began as a soccer-centric streaming service. But they gradually added more channels over time, and now they’re the most rapidly growing web television service in the market. And with a monthly price of $35, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular.
And it’s not just customers that are turning their attention towards Fubo. Just last week, fuboTV posted $55 million in investments during a funding round, led by venture capital firm Northzone.
David Gandler, fuboTV’s cofounder and current CEO, said that while they will still have a healthy focus on live sports, he’s excited to move his service to other genres. “Partnering with Scripps Networks,” he said, “allows us to round out our basic bundle nicely, complementing our core sports offering with some of the most popular programming on TV.”