FuboTV, the sports-themed live streaming service, says it passed the 100,000 subscriber mark last month.
The company first launched in 2015 as a service targeting soccer fans with channels that air U.S. and international games. But fuboTV has expanded its lineup in the last year to include a variety of sports channels, and such basic cable channels as USA Network, FX, Bravo, National Geographic Wild, and MSNBC.
The Fubo Premier lineup, which offers roughly 65 channels in total, costs $39.99 a month. But the company is now offering the first two months for $19.99 each after a free, seven-day trial.
In addition to the Premier ‘basic’ plan, fuboTV offers a ‘Sports Plus’ add-on package for $8.99 a month which includes 15 different sports channels, including the RedZone Channel, Fox College Sports Atlantic, Central and Pacific, Pac 12 Arizona, Bay Area Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon and Washington, FNTSY Sports Network Fight Network, GolTV English, GolTV Spanish and TyC Sports.
The 100,000 subscriber total is a milestone for fuboTV, but the service still trails other live streaming services such as Sling TV and DIRECTV Now. Analysts have estimated Sling TV could have as many as two million paying subs while AT&T, which owns DIRECTV Now, said it had nearly 500,000 at the end of the second quarter.
— Phillip Swann