FuboTV Bows Ad-Supported Sports Network

Online TV platform fubo TV Sept. 9 launched ad-supported “Sports Network,” with content from FanDuel, Stadium, The Players Tribune, USA Today, VSiN and Young Hollywood, among others.

Soft launched in June, fubo Sports Network marks the first time fuboTV has created an ad-supported linear network for distribution off of its platform.

The Sports Network currently has distribution with LG Channels powered by Xumo, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel and fuboTV’s Standard base package.

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“We saw a lack of sports coverage on a free-to-consumer basis,” David Gandler, fuboTV’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

The platform also named Pamela Duckworth, an award-winning executive producer, head of fubo Sports Network and original programming, a newly created position.

Duckworth, founder of Duckworth Entertainment, a marketing production company based in NY and LA, was previously a consultant with fuboTV. Duckworth has been tasked with building fuboTV’s first in-house production team and leading original programming development.

“I truly believe that fuboTV is changing the game from a distribution standpoint and am excited to bring to life our unique vision of original content with fubo Sports Network,” Duckworth said.

The network’s fall slate, which kicks off today, includes:

“Call It a Night” with Julie Stewart-Binks (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT) – fubo Sports Network’s flagship news program on sports and sports culture is hosted by popular sports journalist and comedian Julie Stewart-Binks (ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports HQ, SNY). Taped from fubo Sports Network’s studio in Hudson Yards, NYC.

“The Players Lounge” with Cobi Jones and PJ Harrison (Wednesdays at 8 p.m.) — Interviewed by two towering figures of American soccer, top players, their friends and fans talk freely about the hottest sports topics of the day. About the hosts: Soccer Hall-of-Famer Cobi Jones is one of the few soccer players from the MLS to have his number retired. PJ Harrison is a creative director and City of Angels Football Club cofounder.

“The Cooligans” (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.) — Soccer is exciting, but soccer talk is so boring … UNTIL NOW. New York comedians Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco bring laughter to the beautiful game. Through the lens of stand-up comedy, The Cooligans deliver hilarious takes on American and world soccer that are refreshing, fun and make fans of any league enjoy the game much more than they ever thought they could.

“Drinks with Binks” (Fridays at 8 p.m.) — Sportscaster Julie Stewart-Binks goes sip-for-sip with athletes and fans in a new vodcast.

“Football Report” (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.) — News about soccer’s biggest stars, teams and leagues.

“fubo News” (Friday at 6 p.m.) — Customized coverage of the world’s top sporting events.

Partner-Produced Sports Shows

FanDuel/TVG: “Hurry Up” and “More Ways to Win”

GolTV: “Tu Futbol” and “Portugol”

“Stadium: Baseball Stories” hosted by Jayson Stark, and more to be announced

The Players Tribune: “The Real Athlete,” “How It Happened,” “For The Record” and more to be announced

USA Today: SportsPulse, What I’m Hearing, For The Win and more to come

VSiN: “VSiN Best Bets”

Young Hollywood: “Rookie On The Rise” and “Beyond The Athlete”

Live Sports

“Liga MX Soccer” (Univision): A weekly Sunday afternoon match from Mexico’s top soccer league is broadcast in English; Available to fuboTV subscribers only.

NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball Division 1 games; Major League Lacrosse (Stadium)

Cycling (IMG): Coverage of major global cycling events including Giro d’Italia, Cycliste de Quebec and shows like In Cycle magazine.

Horse Racing (TVG): Coverage of horse racing events.

Rounding out fubo Sports Network’s lineup is “Double Play Movie Night,” featuring back-to-back sports movies, including documentaries from Gravitas Ventures and others, every Friday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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