Streaming TV service FuboTV has expanded its deal with Discovery Inc. and in the coming weeks will add Discovery Channel, TLC and more to its base subscriber package.
The new multi-year carriage agreement also adds Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and MotorTrend to fubo Standard. The package already included HGTV, Food Network and the Travel Channel. Those networks were already on fuboTV due to Scripps Networks Interactive’s investment as part of fuboTV’s Series C round two years ago. Discovery has since acquired Scripps, which was rolled into the newly formed Discovery Inc.
"Today's content agreement broadens the strategic relationship between Discovery and fuboTV that began almost two years ago with the former Scripps Networks," said Joel Armijo, CFO at fuboTV, in a statement. “We are excited to be adding more Discovery brands alongside their lifestyle networks, which we already carry. These brands, including HGTV and Food Network, are among our top performing entertainment networks, and this agreement allows us to extend our partnership for years to come. We expect to be similarly successful with our new Discovery networks.”
The new deal will also include an expanded suite of Discovery networks including Science Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Life will be added to fuboTV’s add-on package, fubo Extra ($5.99 per month for more 30 channels) joining DIY Network and Cooking Channel. Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia will be available on fuboTV’s Spanish-language package, fubo Latino ($24.99 per month for 20 channels), and the Latino Plus add-on package ($7.99 per month for 15 channels).
The deal also provides fuboTV subscribers with access to a library of on-demand Discovery content.
For fuboTV, the expanded Discovery deal adds more entertainment and unscripted programming to a service that was originally focused largely on sports content. In late April, fuboTV officially added Viacom’s lineup of channels – including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.