Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Brad Gibson0
FuboTV adding large suite of Viacom networks including TV Land, Paramount & MTV
The streaming service FuboTV will soon add a suite of Viacom owned networks to its service at no additional charge, the company announced Wednesday.
Nine of the core networks – Black Entertainment Television (BET), CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 – will be part of the basic package of channels retailing for $44.99 a month.
In addition, an expanded group of Viacom channels will be available in the ‘Fubo Extra’ premier package for $49.99 a month. Those include BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Logo, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, mtvU, Nick Music, Nicktoons and TeenNick.
The additional channels are not live on FuboTV as this story was filed. A Fubo media representative confirmed to BESTAppleTV Wednesday afternoon the channels will be available to subscribers “soon.”
The addition of Viacom networks comes as Fubo TV tries to balance its sports-focused service with added entertainment content.
“Fubo remains singularly focused on offering sports fans a compelling pay TV alternative with a robust content offering able to serve the viewing needs of the entire household,” said FuboTV Chief Financial Officer Joel Armijo in a prepared statement.
Viacom networks are now on four streaming pay-TV platforms including Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Philo and FuboTV. Viacom properties are not available on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, or PlayStation Vue.