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fuboTV Adds HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and More to Their Live TV Streaming Service


Today fuboTV announced that it has reached an agreement to add Scripps Networks Interactive’s channels on its over-the-top streaming video service.

Subscribers will soon get live access to HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel starting  July 1 as part of the Fubo Premier lineup. Currently you can get fuboTV Premier with an introductory rate of $34.99 per month. The service also feature on-demand content and access to the channels’ TV Everywhere apps along with a cloud DVR.

The other Scripps Networks’ DIY and Cooking Channel will be available as add-ons to fuboTV at a later date. (This seems to hint that fuboTV will be adding more Sling TV like add-ons coming in the future.)

“Our world-class lifestyle content is a perfect complement to the fuboTV service and we are thrilled to partner with a sport centric OTT service to bring the best in class in home, food and travel programming that will delight and entertain their users,” said Henry Ahn, Scripps Networks Interactive’s president of content distribution and marketing. “This carriage deal further validates the ‘must have’ nature of Scripps content in an ever-competitive distribution landscape.”

“Partnering with Scripps Networks allows us to round out our basic bundle nicely, complementing our core sports offering with some of the most popular programming on TV,” added David Gandler, fuboTV cofounder and CEO.

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  • AstroMonster

    Still the worst interface, and worst experience, of ANY service…not to mention having to scroll past all the BeIN stations all the time.

    Their guide is atrocious, even Vue’s non-guide layout on Roku is better than FuboTV’s guide.

    Picture quality is sub-par

    DVR is a hassle

    It’s just a really bad product

    • Ron C.

      Thanks for the feedback AstroMonster, I’m always looking into new streaming options. I use Vue and like it. Have you tried something else that you like better? DirectTV Now, Sling? I’m still fairly new to streaming so I’ve only tried Vue.

      • AstroMonster

        Well, keeping in mind that everyone has different needs, here is my 2 cents..lol

        I have tried all the services (Sling TV 2x, YouTube TV, Hulu TV, PS Vue, FuboTV, SFNTVNow, and DirecTV Now).

        For me…my 2 favorite are Vue and DirecTV Now.

        PS Vue’s DVR has unlimited space, and it retains all your recordings for 28 days. For me, Vue is the only service that has my local stations for Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CSN Philly, ..every other service is usually missing 2 or 3 of those. Vue’s picture quality is fantastic, the guide on the Apple TV and Fire TV is very good, but non-existent on Roku. If you want a dvr, and you don’t need Viacom stations, then I believe Vue is the best option for a lot of people.

        DirecTV Now is my current service because I have 100 channels at the promo rate of $35..which is impossible to beat. DirecTV Now does not give me my local CBS or CSN Philly but they do give The Weather Channel and they are working on CBS (and other areas have CSN). I like their guide better than any other service’s guide…it’s an overlay..it’s fast….you can see several days worth of programming in advance. They do not have DVR yet, but they are adding more and more stations to 72 HR Rewind. Picture quality is on par with Vue..maybe better..especially via Apple TV. They have all the Viacom stations. If you want channel selection, this is the service for you. You can always pick up Hulu to supplement the lack of a DVR.

        YouTube TV… really not ready for prime time yet. Not enough stations and only really available on mobile platforms. The guide on the Android app is pretty cool though.

        Sling TV. I personally can’t stand Sling TV, but others like them. The picture quality is below Vue and DirecTV Now (above FuboTV though…but not by much). With Sling, you have to watch out because you can quickly wind up with a $60-$80 monthly bill just to pick up the channels you may want and a DVR. They have some of the Viacom stations (no Nickelodeon, but they have Nicktoons and Nick Jr) but you will have to add multiple package add-ons to get them. The orange package is basically just because of ESPN and Disney, if you want multiple streams you have to get Blue package…..to get them both is instantly $40..and you are still missing a lot of channels and that is no DVR. I believe Sling TV is good for people who want foreign language programming, or who may only need the stations in either Blue or Orange. If you only need Blue OR Orange, and nothing else, then it is hard to beat $20-$25 a month.

        Hulu TV I couldn’t stand the interface and cancelled 10 minutes after starting the trial. Horrible user experience, and missing too many channels

        • Ron C.

          That’s awesome feedback. I’m on a Roku Ultra, I’m actually very happy with Roku and with Vue. I want to try DTV Now but I’m a big fan of the dvr capabilities of Vue. Maybe when they add that, I’ll give them a trial. Thanks for taking the time to sort all that out!

          • AstroMonster

            No problem, glad you found it useful

          • AstroMonster

            I did have to go back and make one correction, I accidentally listed The Weather Channel as being with Vue…..I meant to say that I had it with DirecTV Now….lol

        • Nathan John Ganiere

          agree with your analysis for the most part but usually can deal with sling, and have issues with all the services that makes it hard to decide which one to put up with, all I know is yeah Sling is great if you can bear with the orange channels, or the blue channels, but lack of a better term is a rip off if you need both for some reason, been using mostly sling since this last winter late and spring, but quite frankly it will not do the job come this fall with football around the corner so looking at other options, most likely will be using Directv NOW going forward, just cause simply put you can’t find the channel selection and for the price anywhere else, although it does have it’s issues but so did Sling, so kinda a wash……the good thing is you can use more apps of the networks with your DTVN login credentials, more so than Sling and another reason leaning more towards Directv NOW……….as for the others I’ve tried PS VUE too and enjoyed it up to the point where they lost Viacom and other channels and I didn’t find the value in it any longer when they did not adjust the price accordingly but as DVR goes it’s the best……tried the others like Fubo, YouTube and Hulu Live TV also and quite frankly didn’t care for any of those, think Hulu could have some potential they would add about 10 to 12 more channels, but think it’s overpriced as it now stands and quite frankly didn’t care for the interface, it works for on demand content, not so much for live tv………..

          • Nathan John Ganiere

            Fubo hands down has the worst interface, but for me while I had it the 7 days or whatever it did perform rather well though………

          • AstroMonster

            They do certainly all have shortcomings….

            Reality is, the best TV experience in my area is still Xfinity Cable…I just refuse to pay the rates they want and I don’t like contracts..

            So it is a trade off

    • Pebo Bryson

      Hate much?

      • AstroMonster

        Have you used it?

        • Pebo Bryson

          I have. Its clunky and far from perfect. However, they’re working on it. It DOES WORK at the end of the day and you should be happy fubuTV exists to keep pressure on the live streaming tv market. Unless you just want to be left with one live streaming tv service years from now that costs an arm and a leg.

          • AstroMonster

            The guide doesn’t show a lot of effort or forethought into what they are doing.

            While I see your point, I honestly don’t think FuboTV will ever pressure anyone.

            I think the biggest pressure in the coming year will be from YouTube TV when they get device support, and when cable companies like Xfinity start rolling out OTT services (not the beta one they have now, that requires a box in the house still..but they and others do have plans for OTT without need for a box)

          • Pebo Bryson

            I hear you. I think fuboTV has potential still. Notice all the channels they’ve added in last few weeks, improved the DVR and yet no price increase. If they were smart they would add Disney channels to get access to ESPN channels then carve out a sports only package as well as a non sports package. Idk, guess we’ll see what happens. Exciting times regardless.

          • AstroMonster

            Just remember one thing, they have been around since Jan 2015…so it isn’t like they are a new comer.

            It was just that they switched gears recently from having mainly just soccer channels and other similar channels to being a regular tv provider.

            So they have had plenty of time to get that crappy interface working right..lol

          • Richard smith

            Looks like the Dvr is now held for 10 days, but still not on most tv connected devices. No on demand at all and they finally updated their website with TVE apps available. Last I checked you could only control the Dvr on mobile.

          • Pebo Bryson

            I had to use my laptop to control the DVR. Wasn’t easy, should be controlled on the connected device. TVE worked well for me when I used it.

  • IlliniMick

    Great Discussion! Just thought I would add my two cents in case anyone might find my opinions helpful. 🙂
    I’ve tried everything but FuboTV and YouTubeTV. Paid for a month of PS Vue after dropping Xfinity TV when my 2-year Double Play promotion was up in late April. Just finished a free month of SlingTV and I’m now on a free month of DirecTV Now. My personal rankings in terms of best to worst picture quality: DTV Now, PSVue, Hulu Live TV, SlingTV with a very slight edge to DTV Now.
    I would also give DTV Now a slight edge over PS Vue in terms of ease of use for Live TV watching. However, I find the lack of any sort of DVR and the way DTV Now does on demand (72-hour rewind, lacks AMC networks)) for recent shows annoying. In fairness, DTV Now does have a fair number of individual channel catch up app authorizations.
    Everyone has different channel preferences when it comes to streaming Live Tv services, my main preference and reason for having any Live TV service is live sports and I have a lot of must haves when it comes to sport channels, damn my love of Cardinals baseball and college sports. For me, PSVue is my favorite service and I will probably go back to it after I use up my freebies. The Core Slim package for $35/month has all the ESPN channels, BTN (a must for me during football and basketball season), my regional sports channels (FSMidwest, CSN Chicago and an alternate channel for each), BTN, Golf Channel, FS1, FS2 and more. The DVR system works great and is easy to use. Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV (where available, and c’mon mobile and Chromecast only) do I good job of including all of these sports channels as well. I recommend PSVue if you can do without Viacom channels and use something other than a Roku (terrible interface for PSVue).
    DTV Now is pretty attractive as well with the $5/month HBO add on, but it just doesn’t fit the way I watch non-sports programing as well as PSVue. It’s a great deal if you started with DTV Now early and soldered through all the technical issues and got the $60 package for $35/month. However, DTV Now needs a DVR and/or better on-demand system. Hulu Live TV shows promise and I understand what they are trying to do with integrating on demand programing with live tv, but needs a better and more intuitive live TV interface and also needs AMC networks, IMO. SlingTV is just missing too many necessary channels for my tastes: no BTN, limited news channels.
    Sorry, this was more like 50 cents.