fuboTV (review) customers in the Southwest United States have a new reason to love the sports-focused streaming service. fuboTV and AT&T SportsNet have just penned an agreement to bring the channel to fuboTV, meaning the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros finally have a streaming home in their home markets. What will this mean for cable providers in the Southwest?
For one thing, it will likely mean a decline in subscriptions. Access to local sports broadcasts is one of the main reasons cable customers maintain their subscriptions since cable providers have historically had a lock on local broadcast rights. That’s all changing, though, as more and more over-the-top streaming services are expanding their local offerings.
The latest sign of the streaming times comes this week as AT&T Sports Networks announces the new good news for Texans and other southwesterners who would prefer to stream their local sports. fuboTV will now stream live broadcasts of regular season games of both the Houston Rockets and the Houston Astros starting February 11, making them the first streaming provider to carry the AT&T regional sports channel.
“We are thrilled to announce this deal with fuboTV and give fans even more options to watch the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros in their home market,” says Nina Kinch, Vice President of Affiliate Relations for AT&T Sports Networks. “Both teams have had enormous success in the last few years with the Rockets making it to the Western Conference finals and the Houston Astros winning the World Series. We have had a lot of demand to bring these teams to an OTT provider and we are happy that fuboTV will help us do just that.”
fuboTV will now carry AT&T SportsNet Southwest as part of its base subscription package which includes more than 40 sports channels and 75 channels total for just $44.99 a month (first month is $40). If you live in the southwest and have been reluctant to cut the cable due to local sports, fuboTV could now be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
fuboTV is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, or over a web browser. Try it free for 7 days and see how easy it now is to kick cable once and for all.