FuboTV to Add 13 Channels From Discovery in New Multi-Year Carriage Agreement

Six of the channels will launch on fuboTV’s $54.99 base package

Last Updated: June 19, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

Discovery Inc and fuboTV have entered a new multi-year carriage agreement, the two companies announced Wednesday. Over the coming weeks, 13 channels from Discovery will become available on the streaming platform, spread throughout its various channel packages.

Discovery’s TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Channel, and MotorTrend will launch on fuboTV’s $54.99 base package, fubo Standard. The new channels join HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, which are already available on the service through an agreement with former Scripps Networks Interactive, a company acquired by Discovery in 2018.

The remaining channels will be spread throughout fuboTV’s add-on packages. The Science Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Life will be added to fubo Extra ($5.99/month for 30+ channels) joining DIY Network and Cooking Channel. Additionally, Discovery en Espanol and Discovery Familia will be available on fuboTV’s Spanish-language package, Latino Basic ($24.99/month for 20 channels), and the Latino Plus add-on package ($7.99/month for 15 channels).

In addition to live linear channels, the agreement also includes a library of on-demand Discovery content.

“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, fuboTV. “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 agreement follows a $10 price hike for fubo Standard in March, which took place after the company added a slate of channels from Turner to the platform. The base package now features more than 90 channels, including a line-up of national channels, local broadcast stations, and regional sports networks.

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