FuboTV adds NFL Network in time for 2017-18 season kickoff

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In addition to the games on NFL Network, FuboTV also offers games via its broadcast partners CBS, Fox and NBC. (FuboTV)

FuboTV managed to add the NFL Network to its Premier channel package just before the 2017-18 season kicks off tonight.

The network will be included in FuboTV’s $34.99 per month base package. NFL Network is home to Thursday Night Football games and shows including "NFL GameDay Morning," "A Football Life" and "The Timeline."

FuboTV is also adding NFL RedZone to its service as part of the new agreement. RedZone will be a part of the relaunched Sports Plus package that costs an additional $8.99 per month and offers NFL RedZone along with 14 other sports channels.

"The NFL is constantly looking for more ways to offer NFL content on platforms where fans are spending increasing amounts of time," said Hans Schroeder, chief operating officer of media and business for the NFL, in a statement. "We're excited to offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone through FuboTV, a service focused on serving sports fans on digital platforms that will provide yet another option for keeping up with NFL Network's 24/7 NFL coverage and catching RedZone's action-packed Sunday afternoon experience."

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In addition to the games on NFL Network, FuboTV also offers games via its broadcast partners CBS, Fox and NBC.

FuboTV has been busy lately adding more channels to its introductory package. Last week, the company signed a deal to bring on board the Pac-12 Network. Earlier this summer, the virtual MVPD signed distribution deals with both CBS and Showtime.

The CBS deal popped up shortly after Fubo completed a $55 million round of funding headed by 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. FuboTV said it intended to use the funding to expand programming in its basic lineup, which it just did.

“Closing this latest round of funding is testament to our ability to execute efficiently in a very competitive market, and to our investors’ acute understanding of the future of our industry. Long term, we are best positioned to drive value for all major media companies and consumers in the U.S. and abroad,” FuboTV CEO David Gandler said in a statement.

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