fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO), the sports-first live TV streaming platform, has officially launched on Hisense Smart TVs with the VIDAA Smart operating system, giving consumers instant access to live sports and entertainment through one click on the Hisense remote control. The partnership was previously announced at CES 2020.
fuboTV comes pre-installed in every model of the new Hisense 9602 smart TV with the VIDAA Smart operating system now available online and in stores exclusively at Wal-Mart locations across the country. The Hisense 9602 remote control also comes with a ‘Sports’ button that brings consumers directly to fubo Sports Network, fuboTV’s linear sports channel, so they can start streaming for free right away. fubo Sports Network features live sports, award-winning original programming, sports movies and documentaries.
From there, subscribers to fuboTV can log in to their accounts to watch over 100+ sports, news and entertainment live TV channels, stream over 30,000 VOD movies/TV shows and stay informed on the latest news through their local TV networks.
fuboTV’s most popular product features are integrated into the VIDAA Smart OS, including:
- Browse: Users can flip through other channels while watching live video. They can also browse recommended sports, news and entertainment content – both live and on demand.
- Record Series: This recently launched feature lets users DVR entire series, including upcoming episodes, with one click.
- Manage Recordings: Users can monitor their available cloud DVR storage via a progress bar. All DVR content is available until the user deletes it.
- Profiles: Up to six users within a subscription can personalize their fuboTV experience. Each user can create their own profile, favorite channels (which sets the preferred order of how channels appear in the Electronic Program Guide) and DVR the content they want to watch.
“Our partnership with VIDAA gives consumers access to live sports, news and entertainment including 4K streams,” said Min Kim, vice president, business development, fuboTV. “fuboTV is synonymous with sports, and we’re excited to bring fans straight into the action with the dedicated “Sports” button on Hisense remotes. The VIDAA platform has created a seamless viewing experience for cord-cutters, and we’re thrilled to be bringing fuboTV to their users.”
“Our mission is to bring the finest in sports and entertainment – both global and local – to fans at the touch of a button. fuboTV is doing an amazing job and I am extremely happy that VIDAA users will now have an opportunity to access the best sporting events in one place,” said Guy Edri, executive vice president of business development, VIDAA. “fuboTV will now have its own dedicated button on the remote control so sports fans can access the best in live sports with just one click.”
VIDAA announced the global launch of its revamped and updated Hisense smart TV platform VIDAA at CES in January 2020. Now in stores, the updated platform includes a completely new user interface and even more content, putting the consumer at the center of the TV experience. The platform incorporates a centralized user management, advertising and billing systems, which simplifies the user experience, providing the customer a more direct way of accessing the content they enjoy.
fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO) is the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform offering subscribers access to tens of thousands of live sporting events annually as well as leading news and entertainment content. fuboTV’s base package, fubo Standard, features a broad mix of 100+ channels, including 43 of the top 50 Nielsen-ranked networks across sports, news and entertainment (Primetime A18-49). Continually innovating to give subscribers a premium viewing experience they can’t find with cable TV, fuboTV is regularly first-to-market with new product features and was the first virtual MVPD to stream in 4K.
Hisense was founded in 1969 in Qingdao, China and for five decades has been committed to developing innovative consumer electronics products. Today, Hisense is a leading TV brand worldwide and a market leader in China, South Africa and Australia and also one of the largest manufacturers of white and brown goods, offering a complete home solution under one roof. The company has built 54 overseas companies and offices, and utilises 14 high-end international production facilities in China, Europe, Central America and South Africa. Hisense also has 18 research and development centres worldwide with the sole aim of delivering first-rate and affordable products that improve the lives of consumers.
VIDAA is a Linux based open smart TV operating system, currently used on Hisense TVs. Established in 2014, it has – in just six years – become a strong global contender in the smart TV platform space. In 2020, VIDAA is introducing a completely new and revamped user interface named 4.0, which puts users and their way of consuming content at the core of the design. VIDAA will be preinstalled on new Hisense TVs as well as Toshiba Smart TVs manufactured by Hisense.
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