FuboTV recently announced that A&E channels, such as the History Channel and Lifetime, will no longer be available on the platform, as their focus is on sport content.
FuboTV Inc is an American streaming television service that focuses primarily on channels that distribute live sports, as well as international soccer, network television series and movies. It currently has 590,000 paid subscribers, including 43,00 additions.
FuboTV reportedly stopped streaming A&E networks on its live television streaming services. This means that paid subscribers no longer have access to the FYI Channel, Lifetime, the History Channel, Vice Television and A&E.
The announcement was made on the network’s help center platform. It stated, “It has always been our mission to offer a leading package of premium sports, news and entertainment programming, while also balancing value and keeping your costs as low as possible.” Adding, “Sometimes in order to continue bringing you the new programming and premium features you enjoy, we need to make adjustments to our channel lineup.” Along with the announcement, the network posted a chart, which shows subscribers alternatives to the A&E channels.
It was not unexpected to see FuboTV dropping the entertainment and lifestyle channels, as it primarily focuses more on sport content. David Gandler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FuboTV stated, “96 percent of our users watch sport, so it allows us to amortize sports content in ways that other services can’t, given the more general entertainment-type audience that they have.” Gandler also revealed that there is an opportunity for TNT and TBS to return to the platform.