ATLANTA (Dec. 14, 2016) -- Today The Weather Channel and Local Now announce a multi-year distribution agreement with fuboTV, a streaming pay TV service for the world’s best sports and entertainment programming. The distribution deal is a part of a new version of fuboTV’s over-the-top (OTT) service which will launch in the coming weeks with expanded access to more than 70 channels.
“We’re thrilled that fuboTV has decided to include both The Weather Channel and Local Now as part of this launch,” said Brittany Esparza, senior vice president of distribution for The Weather Channel. “FuboTV provides a premium combination of sports, entertainment and news, and with the addition of Local Now, subscribers will immediately have local news nationwide.”
The Weather Channel’s award-winning programming and Local Now, the first-ever streaming service providing on-demand hyper-localized news, weather, sports and traffic information, will be soon be available to fuboTV subscribers alongside other top networks that the pay TV service is adding to its line-up when it launches in beta.
The Weather Channel television network
For more than 34 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet. For six years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled. Engaging with fans and delivering content to feed their fascination with all things weather is paramount to the network’s mission. With the recently launched community platform, weloveweather.tv, the network created a 2-way dialogue with fans, establishing an ongoing relationship with those that have a passion for weather. For more information visit weathergroup.com.
fuboTV is the leading sports-first streaming pay TV service in the U.S. It brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to a growing line-up of national and regional channels that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world, along with entertainment content that complements its core offering and targets Millennials and Plurals. Officially launched in January 2015, Fubo is one of the fastest-growing services of its kind, and is available on desktops 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 $20.6 million in funding to date. Its $15 million Series B round closed in February 2016, led by Sky and 21st Century Fox and including DCM Ventures, Luminari Capital, LionTree Partners, former CEO and Chairman of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern