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Fox wants TV Everywhere

August 16, 2011

Fox Broadcasting is encouraging pay-TV customers to demand that their providers participate in its “TV Everywhere” service. Fox has stopped providing new episodes at and the day after they air, making them available only to subscribers of participating “TV Everywhere” distributors (as well as Hulu Plus) for eight days following their TV premiere. So far, only Dish Network has an agreement with Fox for the authentication service.

Fox provides a brief notice (“Why Isn’t My Provider Listed?”) at its site explaining the change — — as well as on “locked” episodes of shows in that eight-day window.

“Frustrated?” the Fox notice reads. “Join your fellow subscribers and let your TV provider know that you want access to all full episodes on We will send an email when your provider’s status changes.”

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