fuboTV, Viacom distribution deal
February 21, 2019
Viacom and fuboTV have agreed a carriage deal that will extend Viacom’s global portfolio of premier entertainment brands to fuboTV’s live TV streaming service.
Viacom’s nine core media networks – BET, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 – will soon be included in fuboTV’s base package, fubo. An expanded suite of Viacom channels will also be available in the premier package, fubo Extra, including BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Logo, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, mtvU, Nick Music, Nicktoons, and TeenNick.
This partnership also enhances fuboTV’s Spanish-language base package, fubo Latino, with Viacom’s Telefe and MTV Tr3s networks.
“fuboTV is quickly evolving as a major force in the streaming television space, and the addition of Viacom’s media networks as a cornerstone of fuboTV’s entertainment offering demonstrates the power and popularity of our global brands and programming,” said Tom Gorke, EVP, Head of Distribution and Business Development, for Viacom. “This is a great opportunity to continue to grow our reach and audiences across the OTT landscape and connect with our fans wherever they consume content.”
The offering will bring fuboTV viewers access to television’s most popular shows, including MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Telefe’s Campanas en La Noche and much more.
“We’re very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Viacom, which continues to make prescient and aggressive moves in the digital media space,” said Joel Armijo, CFO, fuboTV. “fubo remains singularly focused on offering sports fans a compelling pay-TV alternative with a robust content offering able to serve the viewing needs of the entire household.”