A Dive into the Future of Television

Gone are the days when television was the centrepiece of every living room, with family members fighting for their turn with the remote control. Today’s consumers are growing up with a host of viewing platforms to choose from, including digital television, internet, tablets and smartphones. They are more technologically savvy than ever before, constantly adapting their lives to keep pace with digital advances. Video apps from traditional distributors, pioneering services like Hulu and Netflix, and standalone apps from networks like CBS and HBO offer an unprecedented selection of content. Revolutionary app-powered devices like Roku, Apple TV, and cloud DVRs (digital video recorders) let fans watch their favourite shows across a variety of screens. Every major television manufacturer now offers “smart” television sets, with integrated internet features that provide access to a host of on-demand streaming media directly. OTT has not only arrived, it is here to stay, and the advent of 4G and improved bandwidth speeds have only re-enforced this. This surging popularity of OTT platforms has challenged the exclusivity that linear television enjoyed till quite recently.

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fuboTV

fuboTV is the fastest growing video streaming startup (backed by some of the world's largest media companies) that is reinventing live television for the sport fan and cord cutting era.Originally founded as a soccer streaming service, fuboTV is the leading sports-first TV streaming service in the U.S, growing to over 100,000 paying subscribers.fuboTV broadcasts most NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL games, all major soccer leagues, and a wide range of college and other sports. The company also broadcasts a wide variety of movies and entertainment programming including the FOX and NBC broadcast catalogs, Showtime, AMC…and much more to come!

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