FuboTV adding commercial-free streaming channels AMC Premiere and FX+

FuboTV is growing its slate of premium channel add-ons. (FuboTV)

Virtual MVPD FuboTV is adding commercial-free streaming services AMC Premiere and FX+ to its roster of premium add-ons for subscribers.

Through the partnership, FuboTV says it’s the first vMVPD to offer both services. AMC Premiere costs $4.99 per month and FX+ costs $5.99 per month.

“Premium ad-free offerings like AMC Premiere and FX+ illustrate how fuboTV is able to take advantage of our next-gen platform to bring cord-cutters great content and experiences that many pay TV providers can’t—or won’t—provide,” said Ben Grad, fuboTV’s head of content strategy and acquisition, in a statement.

Both FX+ and AMC Premiere are unique from other streaming services in that they require a pay TV subscription to access. Both services provide the same content as their corresponding linear channels but without the commercials.

Customers who have the AMC channel through over 400 different cable, satellite or pay TV providers can subscribe to AMC Premiere. FX+ is available to Comcast Xfinity, Cox, PlayStation Vue, Armstrong, and Blue Ridge subscribers along with FuboTV.

RELATED: Virtual MVPD FuboTV has nearly 250,000 subscribers

For FuboTV, the new agreements with AMC Premiere and FX+ join existing premium content partnerships including NBA League Pass and NFL RedZone.

FuboTV still trails bigger vMVPDs like Sling TV and DirecTV Now in terms of subscribers but the service is growing. The company recently revealed that it has nearly 250,000 subscribers which includes 30,000 subscribers added during the third quarter and marks more than 100% growth year over year compared to the 100,000 subscribers the service had back in September 2017.

“What our team of less than 150 employees has built—from the ground up, despite our competition having access to tens of thousands of engineers alone—impresses me every day, and it should put the streaming TV industry on notice,” said David Gandler, FuboTV co-founder and CEO, in a statement.

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