Published on November 11th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson0
fuboTV adds Boston regional sports to base package
FuboTV has announced a multi-year agreement with the New England Sports Network (NESN), the exclusive regional home of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins, to add NHL and MLB to its base package of 70-plus live streaming TV channels. FuboTV is available on Apple TV through the devices AppStore.
NESN will soon be part of the fuboTV Premier package throughout NESN’s footprint, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. fuboTV subscribers will get access to approximately 150 Red Sox games and over 70 Bruins games each year. Coming soon, at no additional charge, fans will be able to use their fuboTV login and password to access NESN programming via the NESNgo website and apps, and will be able to access NESN content via video-on-demand.
FuboTV has changed its channel and pricing strategy a lot since it first appeared on Apple TV in November of 2015. Back then, the service concentrated solely on soccer from La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX, MLS, Ligue Un, Capital One Cup and English Championship leagues. With the loss of various channels and soccer contracts to competitors that have created through own streaming services like the Premier League Pass from NBC Sports, FuboTV has expanded its reach to add a number of other sports networks like NBA TV, the NFL Network, and regional sports networks as well as entertainment and news channels like Bravo, CBSN, and A&E to name a few.
The service also includes a 30-hour cloud-based DVR that can be upgraded to 500 hours for an additional charge and is slowly adding local CBS, FOX and NBC stations as it negotiates individual deals with affiliate owners.
The service went from offering six channels for $7 a month back in 2015 to now offering 70-plus channels for $40 a month after a special promotional rate with no contract.