FOX LAUNCHES LIVE PRIMETIME STREAMING IN BETA
FOX Becomes First Broadcast Network to Live Stream Primetime Programming
To All 210 Television Markets Nationwide, Reaching More Than
98% of Pay TV Subscribers, Representing 96 Million Homes
Hit Series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION
To Usher in New Service Tonight on FOX.com and FOX NOW(R) for
iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apple TV and Google Chromecast
Tonight, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) launches live streaming on its digital platforms, offering viewers access to a simulcast of the network's primetime entertainment programming via FOX.com and FOX NOW(R) for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. With this beta launch, FOX will be the only broadcast network to offer pay TV customers in all 210 television markets nationwide a live stream of its primetime entertainment programming. FOX will simulcast entertainment programming seven nights a week, as well as Saturdays during late-night.
With more than 25 million downloads and support for all of the Top 10 pay-TV providers in the U.S., live streaming on FOX.com and FOX NOW will be available to more than 98% of pay TV subscribers, representing 96 million homes.
Live streaming will debut tonight, Monday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), with the first live performance episode of the hit dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION. Going forward, FOX will simulcast primetime entertainment programming every night, including WAYWARD PINES, broadcast's No. 1 scripted series this summer; the hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF; HOTEL HELL; HOME FREE; the FOX special TEEN CHOICE 2016 TM, airing Sunday, July 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed); and all of FOX's series in the upcoming 2016-17 season. Live sports programming on FOX will continue to be available for streaming via FOX Sports GO.
FOX's new live-streaming capability will enable FOX affiliates to dynamically insert local-market advertising and display station branding.
"From the start of the on-demand and over-the-top viewing revolution, FOX has been at the forefront of providing greater access to our buzz-defining shows, like EMPIRE, LUCIFER, SCREAM QUEENS and FAMILY GUY," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. "Adding nationwide primetime live streams is just another great example of how the FOX Digital Consumer Group, under Brian Sullivan's leadership, is innovating to give viewers the convenience and flexibility to watch our programming whenever and wherever they want."
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, GOTHAM, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, SCREAM QUEENS, ROSEWOOD, NEW GIRL, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, BOB'S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, LUCIFER and SLEEPY HOLLOW. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at www.fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit www.fox.com/live. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.