FuboTV adds Lookback feature to access programming from days earlier

A+E Networks will be added to fuboTV's Lookback feature in the next couple of weeks.

FuboTV has added a new “Lookback” feature that will allow its subscribers to go back and watch programming from the previous three days.

The company said the electronic programming guide feature is accessible via desktop and mobile web, and that it is available for most channels. Other platforms that are still in beta for FuboTV could get the feature soon.

More channels will be added in the future but right now exceptions include A+E Networks, which will be coming in the next couple of weeks, and The Weather Channel & Local Now.


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RELATED: FuboTV first vMVPD to deploy SCTE standard for local sports blackouts

FuboTV is a virtual MVPD that focuses on sports content. The service, which starts at $34.99 per month, recently closed a $15 million funding round lead by Sky and 21st Century Fox.

Now the service is focused on growing its subscriber base.

“I would compare year two of Fubo as Netflix in its second year of existence when it decided to switch to streaming and then from streaming to original programming,” David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV, told FierceOnlineVideo. “We’re in that similar situation where we have built out a service, it’s growing nicely, we’re well known to a specific type of sports fan, and have an opportunity to expand that service for the U.S.”

Recently, FuboTV became the first vMVPD to deploy SCTE 224 to handle sports blackouts and alternate streams.

“Being the first to fully implement SCTE 224 [allows fuboTV’s] broadcast partners to precisely communicate blackouts and alternate streams of content,” fuboTV spokesman Matt Biscuiti said in an email. “For example, FuboTV can automatically modify video streams on a per user basis to implement the requirements of its network partners—particularly relevant with geographic blackouts for RSNs and O&Os, as well as any device restrictions for particular sports content. The whole process works with zero human intervention, and is carefully monitored and double checked by other automated processes.”


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