FuboTV and Viacom agree OTT carriage deal

FuboTV and Viacom have agreed a carriage deal that will see Viacom’s nine core media networks launch on FuboTV’s live TV streaming service.

BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will all be included in FuboTV’s base package, Fubo.

An expanded selection of Viacom channels will also be available in FuboTV’s premier package, Fubo Extra, including BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Logo, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, mtvU, Nick Music, Nicktoons, and TeenNick.

Meanwhile, FuboTV’s Spanish-language base package, Fubo Latino, will also be bolstered 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 and 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.”

FuboTV’s CFO, Joel Armijo, said: “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. 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.”

FuboTV raised US$75m (€60m) in funding from companies including AMC Networks and Sky last April. In November the company appointed former Sky executive Hannah Brown as its first chief strategy officer as it looked to expand outside the states. A month later it launched in Spain, marking its first rollout outside of North America.

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