Fubo TV raises base subscription price to $70 a month

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Sports-centric streaming television service Fubo TV has raised the price of its base package to $70 a month for new customers.

The package, called Fubo TV Pro, offers a 1,000-hour cloud DVR perk as well as the ability to simultaneously stream on up to 10 screens within a viewer’s home and 3 screens while on the go.

The plan replaces the Fubo TV Starter package, who was $5 a month cheaper but lacked the robust cloud DVR offering and limited how many simultaneous streams a customer was able to use at any given time.

Existing customers who have the Fubo TV Starter package will be able to continue subscribing to it at $65 a month, while new customers will be offered the Fubo TV Pro plan as the company’s base subscription package, a Fubo TV spokesperson said.

Going forward, the Fubo TV Starter package will no longer be offered to new customers, the company affirmed.

The cost of the Fubo TV Pro package brings it in line with similar base programming packages offered by DirecTV Stream and the Walt Disney Company’s Hulu with Live TV, though Fubo TV Pro offers more programming choices than either of those two services.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Fubo TV says it offers more than 115 channels on its $70 a month Fubo TV Pro package, including over 130 events in ultra high-definition (UHD/4K).

Programming partners for Fubo TV include the Walt Disney Company (ABC, ESPN, FX, Freeform, National Geographic), Comcast’s NBC Universal (NBC, Bravo, MSNBC, E!, USA Network, NBC Sports), Fox Corporation (Fox, Fox News, Fox Sports 1), Discovery Networks (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, TLC), Paramount Global (CBS, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, CBS Sports Network) AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, We TV, BBC America) and others.

The service primarily focuses on sports content and includes agreements with Univision, Al Jazeera (BeIN Sports) and others to bring live and on-demand sports content to subscribers.

A more-expensive Fubo TV Extra package costs $80 a month and includes access to more streaming sports channels, including the NHL Network, NBA TV, Stadium and the Tennis Channel, as well as an expanded line-up of entertainment channels that include MTV 2, MTV Live, FXM and local Pac 12 Network channels.

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