Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Brad Gibson0
Fubo TV adds AMC Networks; first streaming additions
The live streaming TV service FuboTV announced Thursday the addition of the AMC Networks – AMC, BBC America, Sundance, IFC and We TV – to its Premier package of channels beginning later this month, and free access to the streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder for its subscribers.
The channels will not be available immediately, but “in the coming weeks”, according to a company statement. Sources have confirmed to BESTAppleTV.com the channels will debut on the service by the end of March.
The channels will be included in the Fubo Premier package, which after a $20 fee for the first month increases to $44.99 a month.
This agreement also includes Fubo Premier subscribers free access to AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now, offering various TV series, films and documentaries, and Shudder for thriller, suspense and horror enthusiasts. This marks the first time fuboTV is offering subscription-video-on-demand services to its subscribers.
In addition, fuboTV will in the future make AMC Premiere available for fans seeking an ad-free option for watching AMC shows. AMC Premiere will be available to subscribers of Fubo Premier, on an add-on basis. No pricing for the additional ad-free option was immediately announced.
As part of the agreement, fuboTV subscribers will also have access to AMC Networks content via video-on-demand, as well as the ability to use fuboTV credentials to log into AMC Networks TV Everywhere apps and websites.
FuboTV Premier is available on Apple TV as an app through the App Store streaming more than 70 live channels. The service does not offer the MLB Network, Discovery Network channels, CNN or ESPN and its related channels, including regional networks such as the SEC Network.
The service currently broadcasts 208 local NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox network affiliates in various U.S. markets, according to Streambuzz.net and its local affiliate chart. That makes FuboTV Premier the fifth largest live streaming service of local affiliates behind Hulu with Live TV which has 520.