FOX News Media to expand distribution of streaming services on DIRECTV platforms
NEW YORK & EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News Media will expand the distribution of its streaming services on DIRECTV platforms, the two companies announced today. FOX News Media’s subscription streaming service FOX Nation will now be available on DIRECTV as a premium add-on that debuted yesterday with plans to expand availability to DIRECTV STREAM this summer. Additionally, FOX Weather, the free ad-supported streaming television weather service (“FAST”), is set to debut on DIRECTV STREAM beginning March 29.and.
Commenting on the announcement, Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, said, “We are proud to be working with DIRECTV, expanding the distribution of our streaming services, FOX Nation and FOX Weather, and offering more opportunities for our devoted viewers to watch our first content.”
“We want to give our customers more capabilities in how they choose to watch the content that matters most to them,” said DIRECTV Chief Content Officer Rob Thun. “We are excited to expand our relationship with FOX News and add value to our subscribers by offering FOX Nation and FOX Weather.”
From Sunday March 20and, DIRECTV customers can add FOX Nation for $5.99 per month, and at launch, DIRECTV customers can take advantage of a special limited-time offer that includes a 60-day free trial. With nearly 5,000 hours of original content, FOX Nation’s extensive lineup of programming includes original series (Tucker Carlson Today, Tucker Carlson Originals, COPS, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and What Made America Great with Brian Kilmeade) and curated programming with original and acquired content (the next Yellowstone: 1-50 hosted by Kevin Costner, Grateful Nation, Keep the Faith, Clint Eastwood: American Outlaw, FOX Justice, All American Christmas). In addition, subscribers will have access to popular primetime shows from FOX News Channel (FNC) on demand the next day with FOX Nation. FOX News Primetime all the time, as well as signature opinion programs such as Dan Bongino’s show.
Located on DIRECTV 1960 and referred to as “FOX NTN”, DIRECTV subscribers will be able to easily search for FOX Nation using their familiar on-screen programming guide.
Additionally, DIRECTV STREAM plans to add FOX Weather starting Tuesday, March 29.and before FOX Nation joins its lineup in the coming months. This extends the leadership of DIRECTV STREAM, which already offers more local and regional content, including upcoming MLB games from nearly every US team, than any of its major competitors. FOX Weather launched in October 2021 and leverages the news gathering resources of FNC and FOX TV stations with a team of more than 120 weather forecasters. The service offers a full suite of weather products with local, regional and national reports, in addition to live programming. Using multiple radar systems, including immersive mobile 3D radar, FOX Weather gives viewers an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from the immediate to the long term. Available through the DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment Package, users can access FOX Weather through the DIRECTV STREAM Content Guide and its simple search feature.
About FOX News Media:
FOX News Media operates FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and free advertising-service television supported FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most-watched TV news channel for 20 straight years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people every month.
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