Fox News is about to launch a new streaming service.
Fox News Channel announced that it will enter the streaming business with a new service that will begin its operation in the fourth quarter of 2018
No price for the service has been announced yet.
The company “will take a deep dive into the big issues of the day with live exclusive daily streaming content and long-form programming available only to subscribers,” according to The New York Times.
The new service will offer daily video content, which isn’t currently available on Fox News Channel, along with long-form programs that are available to subscribers, according to USA Today.
John Finley, senior vice president of development and production for the network, said in a statement that the service will appeal to Fox News’ more dedicated fan base.
"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," he said. "This initiative will capitalize 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."
Fox News hosts, like Sean Hannity, will make an appearance on the service, The New York Times reported.
The company has hired one employee already for the service. More hiring will come.9 comments on this story
Fox News’ Tomi Lahren might have a role in the streaming service. As USA Today reported, Fox hired Lahren after she left The Blaze.
The new app won’t include Fox News Channel itself, though, according to The Verge, since the station “remains beholden to its contractual agreements with cable and satellite providers.”
Other networks, like CNN and MSNBC, haven’t launched a stand-alone opinion streaming service yet, The Verge reported. Right now, people who have cable subscriptions can log in to those apps and use them.