FuboTV, pressing ahead with its ambition to be sports first, but not sports only, has launched The CW in eight new local markets, bringing the total to nine across its livestreaming TV service.
Nationwide—including markets where the network has yet to launch a local station—The CW’s programming is now available via video on demand through fuboTV’s network page. This includes access to recent episodes of popular series like "Riverdale," "The Flash," "Supernatural" and others.
New local launches also include: live streaming of the CBS affiliate in Augusta, Georgia, ahead of the PGA Masters Tournament; an additional four Fox stations; and national Fox Network access in three new markets.
The fast-growing indie OTT provider, which launched in 2015 to stream international soccer, said it now covers Fox in all the nation’s top 50 markets.
FuboTV has a total of 252 local stations on its platform, including owned-and-operated stations and affiliates of CBS, FOX and NBC, along with access to Fox network programming in 39 other local markets:
The most recent additions include The CW stations in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tampa, Detroit, Seattle, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.
They also include Fox stations in Rochester, New York, Cincinnati, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Lincoln, Nebraska; and the Fox Network in Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, Greenville, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina.
Fubo said it now covers Fox in 87% of U.S. households; NBC in 72%; and CBS in 68%.
According to the website Streambuzz, which compares streaming services, fuboTV has more CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW and Telemundo stations than DirecTV Now; more Fox and NBC stations than PlayStation Vue; more Fox stations and nearly as many NBC stations as YouTubeTV.
FuboTV has also been building up its general entertainment channel lineup. The service recently added AMC Networks’ suite of channels, including the flagship AMC as well as BBC America, Sundance, IFC and WE tv.