Cutting The Cord For The World Cup

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE – fuboTV will offer five (5) bonus feeds for each of the 64 World Cup games on FOX and FS1.

All users will be able to DVR every game including the bonus feeds.

Bonus feeds:
Match 360/Tactical View – Match 360 provides a behind-the-scenes look starting 2 hours before each match. At game start, the tactical view provides a high-angle view above one of the goals to show the entire field of play.

Team Channel (2 feeds) – Follow your team with a match simulcast paired with two isolation cameras – one on your team’s star player and another on the team bench. Plus real-time stats for the match to round out your experience.

Cable Cam – A match view from a camera suspended high above the pitch with a focus on the ball and the run of play throughout the game.

Highlight Feed – Miss the best plays? This feed is a loop of highlights that will be updated constantly throughout the match including goals, shots, key plays and best moments throughout the game.

 

Can you ‘Cut The Cord’ and still watch ALL 64 matches from 2018 World Cup? The short answer is: ‘Yes’.

While there are plenty of streaming services to choose from, for the true soccer fan it’s hard to beat FuboTV. For the World Cup itself, FuboTV offers the FOX Network, FoxSports-1, Telemundo and NBC Universo – the 4 channels with exclusive LIVE World Cup coverage – in their main subscription package. But before you commit, it’s important to make sure your local FOX affiliate is included. With 95 FOX affiliates a part of FuboTV with an additional 40 markets showing FOX National Programming, there is a good chance you are covered. Here is a link with all of FuboTV’s local network markets:

https://support.fubo.tv/hc/en-us/articles/115005151127-What-local-CBS-FOX-and-NBC-stations-does-fuboTV-carry-

In addition to the 4 networks covering the World Cup, FuboTV offers FOX’s 2nd sports network FoxSports-2 as well as FoxSoccer-Plus, Fox Deportes, NBCSN, beINSports-1, beINSports-ñ, all 9 beINSports-CONNECT channels, Univision, UniMas, Univision Deportes, Galavision, ElevenSports and another 4 dozen non-sports channels for your viewing convenience. You’ll have great coverage once the leagues return in August. Well worth mentioning that all channels have DVR capability – a must for soccer fans who rely on European leagues for their entertainment.

What’s missing? Streaming services can be frustrating when it comes to covering EVERYTHING a consumer may want. Quite frankly, NONE of them offer the “perfect” package. In fuboTV’s case, it’s the ESPN channels, ABC, TNT & TBS (the new home next season for the Champions League and Europa League). For soccer fans, ESPN owns the rights to European national team competitions (Nations League & Euro 2020 Qualifiers). Luckily, ESPN has launched a separate service called ESPN-Plus that will handle many of these matches and it’s available for only $5/month (it also offers all MLS & USL matches), and other European matches are expected to be on espn3 which is free to a majority of people based on their internet provider. As for TNT/TBS for the European club competitions, matches will be available via the new BleacherReport streaming service which should eliminate the need for those channels (at least for a majority of the matches).

Bottom line: FuboTV is currently the best option for soccer fans in the US. It’s about 1/3 the cost of the average cable/satellite subscription. If you need ESPN for American sports, don’t cut the cord completely. Get the basic package from your provider that includes ESPN as well as TNT/TBS (usually $30-$40/month) and along with FuboTV, you have full coverage and you save on average about 33% from your current bill. And of course, the best part of FuboTV and other streaming services is that there is no long-term contracts. You can walk away whenever you choose.

Try FuboTV for 7 days FREE by using the following link: FUBO-TV.   I think you’ll like it. It’s that simple!

 

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