Users watched more than 3 billion minutes of fuboTV programming during the second quarter, according to the vMVPD provider. That level represented a nearly 200% jump in fuboTV viewing over 2018, as cord cutters embraced the live TV streaming service’s recently expanded programming offerings.
Time spent on fuboTV per subscriber during the most recent month was up 137% over the same month a year ago. Those fuboTV users who subscribe to all major channels (fubo Standard + fubo Extra packages) spent 142 hours on the platform in June 2019.
The vast majority (90%) of hours spent watching fuboTV were on connected TVs in June 2019 vs. 67% in June 2018. Hours spent on connected TVs by subscriber increased 195% in June over the prior year. Those fuboTV users who subscribe to all major channels watched 155 hours on connected TVs in June.
“With our subscribers watching over three billion minutes of programming last quarter, fuboTV’s expanded content offering and our industry-leading commitment to a premium viewing experience has clearly resonated with consumers,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV, in a prepared statement. “This is great news not only for fuboTV but also for the virtual MVPD industry as a whole. Cord cutters have clearly found a better alternative to cable TV.”
Entertainment content dominated, accounting for 42% of content watched in June, more than double from the 20% figure in June 2018. Next was sports (38%) and news/talk (20%).