MATTOON, Ill., Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has reached a first-ever agreement with fuboTV, the leading sports-first live streaming TV service, to bring its robust content line-up to Consolidated Communications' customers.
fuboTV is one of the fastest-growing subscription services in the world, delivering an over-the-top (OTT) bundle of live sports, news and entertainment channels to its subscribers, at home or on the go.
"Our customers crave the best in TV content when they want it and where they want it," said Rob Koester, vice president of product management, consumer services at Consolidated Communications. "With its abundance of live, national and regional sports and must-watch entertainment channels, fuboTV delivers content that will supplement our video offerings." Consolidated Communications, a top 10 fiber provider in the U.S., is the first communications company to ink a deal with fuboTV.
After signing up for a free trial of fuboTV at www.fubotv.com/consolidated customers can stream 65+ live channels — a perfect fit for Consolidated's high-speed internet customers that choose to compliment or not subscribe to a traditional TV package. The basic Fubo Premier package has more live sports channels than any other streaming provider and local broadcast stations, regional sports networks, top entertainment networks, and even on-demand movies and shows.
Customers can stream programming on their computer or via fuboTV's highly-rated apps for Apple and Android devices, plus Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and Fire TV. After the trial, Fubo Premier is available at an introductory rate of $19.99 for the first two months.
"We are excited that Consolidated is bringing our sports-first streaming TV service to its customers, and is the first broadband provider to take advantage of our partnership with the NCTC announced earlier this year," said Min Kim, vice president of business development at fuboTV. "Our streaming package, which has the most sports for the least money, gives Consolidated customers even more reasons to love their fast, fiber-based high-speed Internet."
To view the full channel line-up available on Fubo Premier, visit www.fubotv.com/consolidated. Additionally, with the fuboTV service, customers can record up to 30 hours of programming through their personal cloud-based DVR, with no additional device or cost required, and the ability to pay to upgrade to 500 hours of DVR capacity. Customers can simply click the ‘Record DVR' button found throughout fuboTV and the scheduled DVR appears on "My DVR" on the customer's website or app. The recording is available 30-minutes after the program ends and doesn't expire until the customer deletes it. Also at no additional cost, subscribers also get access to thousands of hours of video-on-demand (VOD) programming, as well as the ability to log into dozens of network websites and apps using a fuboTV user name and password.
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.
fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to the most sports for the least money. This includes a growing line-up of national channels, local broadcasters 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. Its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle offers more than 65 channels, including up to 37 that carry sports, and brings customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements the core sports offering, including more than 10,000 titles available on-demand. 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; 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.
Jennifer Spaude, Consolidated Communications
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