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DirecTV Stream Takes Aim At Fubo Over Missing March Madness Channels

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One of DirecTV‘s latest sales pitches is to highlight how DirecTV Stream is a better choice for March Madness than Fubo. A “Got Fubo? You’re missing the madness!” message is the first thing potential subscribers now see when attempting to sign up.

While DirecTV doesn’t go into specifics on why it says Fubo subscribers are “missing the madness“, it is almost certainly in relation to TBS, TNT and TruTV. Even though Fubo provides access to CBS, none of its plans include TBS, TNT or TruTV, which means it is missing three of the channels showing March Madness games.

That’s not the case with DirecTV Stream, as all of its plans do include TBS, TNT and TruTV. Furthermore, with the Entertainment plan costing $79.99 a month, DirecTV Stream’s cheapest package costs the same as Fubo’s cheapest package, and that’s without taking Fubo’s regional sports fee into consideration.

It is worth mentioning that neither DirecTV Stream nor Fubo is needed to access live sports events shown on TBS, TNT and TruTV. Following Max‘s expansion into live sports with the B/R Sports Add-on, Max subscribers now get access to the March Madness games (and studio coverage) shown on these channels.

Considering Max is still offering the B/R Sports Add-on for free to subscribers, it is possible to stream these games for as little as $9.99 a month. Even though Max won’t help with games shown on CBS, a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription can be a solution here, as it unlocks access to a subscriber’s local CBS station at no additional cost.

With a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription priced at $11.99 a month, it is possible to stream March Madness games on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV for as little as $21.99 a month. A price that’s much cheaper than both DirecTV Stream and Fubo.

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