Sports Fans Can Now View Odds and Data Powered by FanDuel on fuboTV
Agreement Also Includes Media Buy and Content Distribution
Marks First Deal of Its Kind Between Virtual MVPD, Gaming Company
May 23, 2019, NEW YORK, NY — Today, FanDuel Group and fuboTV announced a partnership that will make FanDuel Group the exclusive sportsbook, online casino, horse racing and DFS partner of the live TV streaming service. The companies have also signed a media buy which will make FanDuel the exclusive advertiser on fuboTV in these categories.
The agreement is FanDuel Group’s first strategic partnership with a third-party over-the-top (OTT) internet television service and will expand fuboTV’s sports offering for consumers when FanDuel’s betting data is integrated on the fubo platform in the coming weeks.
Additionally, TVG and TVG2, America’s horse racing networks and subsidiaries of FanDuel Group, will also be available to fuboTV subscribers nationwide. TVG will be added to the 90+ channels in fuboTV’s base package, fubo ($54.99/month after seven-day free trial), and TVG2 will be available through the Sports Plus add-on package of nearly 25 channels ($8.99/month). With these channels, fuboTV subscribers will have access to horse racing industry coverage, in addition to expanded programming on sports betting and fantasy news, including TVG’s sports betting focused pre-game show, “More Ways to Win.”
“We’re partnering with fuboTV to demonstrate how FanDuel can enhance the live viewing experience by allowing cord-cutting sports fans to view the content that matters to them the most from their TV, phone, tablet or computer,” said Adam Kaplan, FanDuel VP of Content Business & Operations. “fuboTV is a sports-centric company, focused on live sports and entertainment content, making them a natural partner. By integrating our odds and data on fuboTV’s platform, we are truly changing the way people watch live sports.”
“We are always looking for ways to add value for consumers and enhance their premium experience with fuboTV,” said Min Kim, fuboTV VP of Business Development. “Gaming and sports are natural complements, and fuboTV’s industry-leading product offerings will be further enriched with FanDuel’s innovative entertainment solutions. We’re thrilled to select FanDuel as our partner – the first deal of its kind between a virtual MVPD and a gaming company – and integrate their products into fuboTV.”
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of PaddyPower Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.
fuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies and news for the entire household. Its base package, fubo, is available for $54.99 per month and features more than 90 channels, including a growing line-up of national channels, local broadcast stations and regional sports networks (RSNs); personal Cloud DVR storage; and two simultaneous streams – with no contract or set top box required. Get fubo.tv on the web and across popular mobile and connected TV devices.
Headquartered in New York City, fuboTV has quickly evolved into the top independent virtual MVPD in the U.S. and a sports-first cable replacement for the entire family, after initially launching as a streaming soccer service in January 2015. With the launch of fuboTV España in 2018, it became the first U.S. virtual MVPD to enter Europe. fuboTV has raised more than $150 million in funding to date, including a $75 million Series D round that closed in April 2018 and included 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, the former Scripps Networks Interactive (recently acquired by Discovery, Inc.) and Waverley Capital. Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, 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.