FuboTV Adds Turner Networks To Its Sports-Centric Skinny Bundle

Ben Grad

Ben Grad

August 22, 2018 - Dade Hayes, Contributing Editor at Deadline Hollywood, writes: Turner, a key player in TV sports, has reached a carriage deal with emerging skinny bundle fuboTV.

The internet-delivered service has steadily built a low-six-figure subscriber base as viewers continue to reshuffle their TV packages and sports remains a lure. The Turner portfolio gives fubo 40 total networks featuring sports included in its basic subscription plan.

The multi-year deal brings TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and HLN to fuboTV’s $40 monthly package. Turner has rights to the NBA, Major League Baseball playoffs, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and the PGA Championship, plus soccer and eSports. Turner has built some ratings momentum, with the NBA on the upswing and March Madness an annual draw. Under a shared deal with CBS, the NCAA title game between Michigan and Villanova last spring averaged 16.5 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV.

“Adding Turner Sports’ world-class programming builds upon our heritage in soccer while expanding our strong sports offering,” said Ben Grad [pictured], fuboTV head of content strategy and acquisition. More...