Fox News is to launch a dedicated over-the-top stream, based around the opinion that has shaped international perceptions of the channel.
Fox Nation will bypass the cable networks where Fox News has made its name and will instead be delivered direct to consumers at an as yet unspecified price.
“With our traditional cable viewership at an all-time high, we are proud to announce a new digital offering geared entirely toward the Fox News superfans, who represent the most loyal audience in cable, if not all of television,” said John Finley, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for the network. “This initiative will capitalise on providing that viewer, who is among the most affluent and well-educated in cable, with a highly specialized content experience on a platform they can watch anytime, anywhere.”
In the United States it’s already possible to stream content from Fox and other broadcasters, on Android TV, Apple and other devices but access live content is tied to a cable or satellite subscription. To move away from this model would have the potential to lose what carriage fees they have.
However, other mostly international broadcasters including Al Jazeera, Sky News and Euronews are freely available for streaming.