Today’s Beta Launch is Just One Step in Fubo’s Product Mission to Ensure Consumers Never Miss a Moment of Their Favorite Live Content
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FuboTV Inc. (d/b/a/ Fubo) (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, today launched Instant Headlines, a pioneering beta feature that generates contextual news topics as they are reported live on air.
Designed to help Fubo consumers make better viewing decisions in real-time, Instant Headlines surfaces current programming topics and highlights them – in 10 words or less – in the home page news carousel. The page constantly refreshes each channel tile in the carousel, updating the user on the current topic being discussed on that channel. From there, the user can click on the channel tile to watch the live segment.
Instant Headlines, available to Fubo users on FireTV and Android TV, is currently integrated with select 24 hour news channels, including national networks and, in certain markets, local stations. The feature may be expanded to other devices in the future.
Watch a demo here.
With Instant Headlines as a first step, Fubo plans to launch a suite of news-focused product features with the goal of ensuring fans never miss a moment of their favorite content. The company also intends to make similar features available for sports and entertainment content. Fubo delivers approximately 150,000 new content assets to consumers every day, both live and VOD, across sports, news and entertainment. Enabling a quick way for consumers to find and instantly watch the most meaningful content to them, at the moment it matters, is a key component of Fubo’s product personalization strategy.
“Fubo continuously pushes the boundaries of innovation, delivering to consumers market defining product features optimized for live TV streaming,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, Fubo. “We were the first virtual MVPD to offer 4K streaming and multi viewing, which we launched years ahead of our peers. It’s Fubo’s premium user experience, coupled with our aggregated sports-first content offering, that provides meaningful differentiation in a crowded streaming landscape. We believe tech advancements will continue to demarcate Fubo from other live TV streaming services – appealing to both consumers and advertisers alike – and will contribute strongly to our profitability goals.”
Gandler continued: “Today’s launch of our first-of-its-kind news feature is aimed to improve live content discovery on Fubo, in real time. Innovating around our news programming is a focus this year, particularly as we head into an election cycle. We’re excited to further evolve Instant Headlines and offer additional news-based product features during such a critical time in world news. Instant Headlines is just the first product we’re rolling out this year aimed to ensure our users never miss a moment of the most meaningful content.”
With a global mission to aggregate the best in TV, including premium sports, news and entertainment content, through a single app, FuboTV Inc. (d/b/a Fubo) (NYSE: FUBO) aims to transcend the industry’s current TV model. The company operates Fubo in the U.S., Canada and Spain and Molotov in France.
In the U.S., Fubo is a sports-first cable TV replacement product that aggregates more than 300 live sports, news and entertainment networks and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rated sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2023). Leveraging Fubo’s proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, subscribers can engage with the content they are watching through an intuitive and personalized streaming experience. Fubo has continuously pushed the boundaries of live TV streaming. It was the first virtual MVPD to launch 4K streaming and MultiView, which it did years ahead of its peers, as well as Instant Headlines, a first-of-its-kind AI feature that generates contextual news topics as they are reported live on air.
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