Digital Entertainment

| December 13, 2017

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The last twenty years have seen an explosion of breakthroughs in personal technology. Digital cameras, satellite television, CDs, and the Internet have changed the face of entertainment. One of the most important aspects of digital technology is the way that it affects the distribution of information, or content. Information that is stored digitally can be easily copied, edited, and shared in ways that were impossible only a couple of decades ago.

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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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