fuboTV to add ESPN channels this summer in new distribution agreement with Disney

fuboTV and Disney Media Networks today announced a distribution agreement to add Disney’s line of channels to fuboTV’s broadcast platform.

Starting this summer, subscribers to the fuboTV standard base package will have access to the following channels:

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • disney channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Free form
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • in the market for SEC network and ACC network
  • FX
  • FXX
  • National Geographic

Additional networks will also be available in other fuboTV packages, including off-market for SEC Network and ACC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, FXM, Fox Life, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and BabyTV. The deal includes live TV and VOD.

The addition of the new channels will likely lead to an increase in the price of the service, but no details were given on when it will happen or how much the price of fuboTV packages will increase.

“By adding the ESPN series of channels to our line, we continue to deliver on our promise to sports fans to be the undisputed home of professional and college sports. fubo is equally delighted to add the famous Disney, ABC, FX and Nat Geo networks to complete a strong programming portfolio for the whole family to enjoy, ”said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV.

Ben Grad, Head of Acquisition and Content Strategy, fuboTV added: “The launch of Disney Networks strengthens our sports-focused live TV platform and offers a wide range of content for the whole family. Our base package offers consumers significant value, while consumers who want even more sports and entertainment content can access it with our premium packages. As live sports return but without viewers, home game streaming will be even more important than ever. We are delighted to bring more sports, as well as entertainment and news, to our consumers this summer. “

Sean Breen, EVP, Platform Distribution, Disney Media Networks: “Adding the variety of Disney networks through news, sports and entertainment content with ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX and Nat Geo offers a more complete line of channels and great value for customers’ subscriptions. With fuboTV’s multiple access points across all major streaming platforms and a competitive price point, we continue to serve a growing audience that consumes video on multiple screens and attracts new customers to the pay-TV ecosystem. “

Take a look at our full fuboTV review here and start with a free trial. Note that fuboTV says the new channels will be added this summer, but an exact date has yet to be announced.