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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FUBOTV PARTNERS WITH NCTC TO BRING SPORTS-FOCUSED VIRTUAL MVPD SERVICE TO INDEPENDENT CABLE COMPANIES’ BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS

NCTC’s 850+ Members to Have Access to Live Streaming TV Bundle for First Time

NEW YORK, NY and LENEXA, KS – JULY 22, 2017 – fuboTV (fubo.tv) has partnered with the National Cable Television Cooperative (nctconline.org) to enable its 850+ member companies the ability to provide a broadband and over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV bundle. Through this partnership, announced ahead of The Independent Show – NCTC’s annual industry conference, taking place July 23-26 in Indianapolis, IN – members will have the opportunity to offer their collective customer base of nine million subscribers access to the leading sports-first virtual MVPD in the U.S.

fuboTV’s entry-level “Fubo Premier” bundle includes 60-plus live channels – including 34 that carry sports; 80 percent of the country’s regional sports networks (RSNs); and seven of the top eight broadcast networks* – and can be accessed on desktop or mobile web at fubo.tv; via Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; Kindle Fire; and Roku. Additionally, subscribers can access a growing video on demand (VOD) library, and at no additional cost, can use their fuboTV ID and password to log in to dozens of networks’ authenticated TV Everywhere apps and websites.

“This partnership gives our members the ability to provide added value to their broadband customers, while also providing more content options for our members, who will now have access to a turnkey OTT video bundle that includes some of the most popular sports, news and entertainment channels on TV,” said John Childress, NCTC’s Vice President of Product Management. “There is growing demand from certain consumer groups towards live streaming video services, and we feel these partnerships help provide members options to reach these different types of consumers.”

As part of this agreement, NCTC members will have the ability to offer extended free 30-day trials of Fubo Premier twice per year on a company-by-company basis, with fuboTV providing materials that can be used by each member’s marketing teams. Fubo Premier is currently available at an introductory price of $34.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial.

“As the only independent live streaming TV service in the space, we are looking forward to partnering with hundreds of independent providers to help them level the playing field in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said David Gandler, fuboTV co-founder and CEO. “I’m confident that this relationship will be mutually-beneficial, and am thrilled to be making this announcement in advance of fall TV premieres and the upcoming NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer and college football seasons, and the MLB pennant race.”

About NCTC
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. For more information, visit www.nctconline.org.

About fuboTV fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to a growing line-up of national channels and regional sports networks (RSNs) that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world. Officially launched in January 2015 as a streaming soccer service, fuboTV has evolved into one of the leading virtual MVPDs in the U.S., with its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle offering more than 60 channels, including 34 that carry sports, and bringing customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements this core offering. It is available on desktop or mobile web via www.fubo.tv; on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; Kindle Fire; Roku; and through T-Mobile’s Binge On.

The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017, led by Northzone, and including 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, Luminari Capital, LionTree Partners, Univision Communications Inc., Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group), Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.

*Broadcast networks available in select local markets; CBS and The CW coming soon

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Media Contacts:

fuboTV

Matt Biscuiti
The Lippin Group/New York
212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com

Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group/Los Angeles
323-965-1990
kevin@lippingroup.com

NCTC

Sarah Connole
913-310-1559
sconnole@nctconline.org