Live TV Streaming Platform Increased Ad Revenue 281% YoY to $16.5M, Grew Engagement 148% YoY to 245 Million Hours During Q2 2021
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. The company delivered a strong second quarter 2021 with triple digit year-over-year growth in total paid subscribers (up 138% year-over-year to 681,721, including 91,291 net subscriber additions in the quarter), total revenue (up 196% year-over-year to $130.9 million) and advertising revenue (up 281% year-over-year to $16.5 million). Engagement also reached all-time highs with fuboTV customers streaming 245 million hours of content during the quarter, a 148% increase year-over-year.
fuboTV also increased revenue and subscriber guidance for the full year 2021.
“fuboTV delivered a strong second quarter of 2021 across all of our key financial and operational metrics: subscribers, total revenue and advertising revenue,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV. “Engagement also reached record highs as we added exclusive sports streaming rights with CONMEBOL and began beta testing predictive, free-to-play gaming integrated into our streaming platform ahead of our expected launch this fall. Our Fubo Sportsbook with real-money wagering remains on track for a fourth quarter launch as we intend to further combine interactivity with streaming video. Our plans to launch a holistic and personalized user experience is evidenced by our sportsbook, which we’re excited to preview on our earnings call this afternoon.”
“We are very pleased with fuboTV’s performance in the first half of 2021 and believe that we are well positioned to continue to execute on our long-term financial and operating goals, all while delivering a differentiated and world-class experience to the consumer,” said Edgar Bronfman Jr., executive chairman, fuboTV. “Our second quarter results showcase the continued momentum in our business, with consumers choosing fuboTV over more expensive legacy pay TV services due to our innovative product experience and customer-friendly approach at an affordable price.”
Gandler and CFO Simone Nardi will host a live video webcast today at 5:30 p.m. ET to deliver brief remarks followed by Q&A. The live webcast will be available on the Events page of fuboTV’s investor relations website. Investors can submit questions in advance to [email protected] with the email subject “Q2 2021 Earnings.” An archived replay will be available on fuboTV’s website following the webcast. Participants should join the webcast 10 minutes in advance to ensure that they are connected prior to the event.
With a mission to provide the world’s most thrilling sports-first live TV experience through the greatest breadth of premium content, interactivity and integrated wagering, fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO) is focused on bringing to life its vision of a streaming platform that transcends the industry’s current virtual MVPD model. fuboTV Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada and Spain.
Leveraging its proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, fuboTV Inc. aims to turn passive viewers into active participants and define a new category of interactive television. Through its cable TV replacement product, fuboTV, subscribers can stream a broad mix of 100+ live TV channels, including 74 of the top 100 Nielsen-ranked networks across sports, news and entertainment — more than any other live TV streaming platform (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2020). fuboTV intends to add interactivity to its streaming experience with the launch of predictive free-to-play gaming in the fall of 2021.
Fubo Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of fuboTV Inc., expects to launch Fubo Sportsbook, a comprehensive sports entertainment experience through sports betting, in Q4 2021, subject to obtaining requisite regulatory approvals.
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