FuboTV adds Turner channels but doesn’t raise price of base package

FuboTV adding Turner channels means some key sports programming is coming to the virtual MVPD. (FuboTV)

FuboTV on Wednesday added Turner channels TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and HLN to its base package as part of a new multiyear deal.

With the addition, FuboTV’s base package now offers more than 75 channels, but it’s keeping its price at the same level. Currently, the service costs $40 for the first month (after a seven-day free trial) and then jumps up to $45 per month after that.

It’s somewhat notable that adding the Turner channels didn’t bump up the cost since YouTube TV added the same channels earlier this year and it coincided with that service raising its base package price from $35 to $40 per month.

“With today’s launches, fuboTV is hands down the best choice for fans to stream the live sports, entertainment and news programming they demand,” said Ben Grad, fuboTV’s head of content strategy and acquisition, in a statement. “Adding Turner Sports’ world-class programming builds upon our heritage in soccer while expanding our strong sports offering with more MLB, NBA, PGA and college sports. Plus, the addition of Turner’s iconic news, entertainment and kids brands will continue to drive engagement with viewers, while reinforcing our commitment to offering a premium, high quality cable replacement.”

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Given FuboTV’s focus on offering sports content, adding Turner channels carrying Turner Sports coverage makes sense.

As FuboTV is adding Turner’s channels, it will soon have to compete with Turner’s Bleacher/Report Live streaming service that will focus on offering live sports like UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League soccer matches. B/R Live announced that it will sell single matches for $2.99, monthly subscriptions for $9.99 and yearly subscriptions for $79.99.

Also starting today, Boomerang and CNN International are being added to Fubo Extra, the company’s 90-plus channel package offered at $45 per month for the first month.