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FOX/DirecTV deal boosts TV Everywhere

December 22, 2014

Fox Networks and DirecTV are giving US viewers even more ways to access their favourite shows starting this holiday season. DirecTV’s more than 20 million customers now have access to FOX NOW, FXNOW and Nat Geo TV apps, the networks’ TV Everywhere services. In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

With the launch of the Fox national networks, DirecTV will now deliver 50 out-of-home live streaming channels on its DirecTV Everywhere platform, which currently offers On Demand content from over 60 networks and live linear streams of more than 100 networks. Beginning in Q1 2015, DirecTV will also launch VOD content from all Fox networks on DirecTV Everywhere.

The pair say that with the addition of DirecTV, FOX NOW, FXNOW and Nat Geo TV offer a true TV Everywhere experience to the overwhelming majority of US pay-TV customers. In addition to traditional On Demand via the set-top box, full episodes of FOX, FX, FXX, National Geographic Channel, and Nat Geo WILD series are now available to more than 80 per cent of US pay-TV customers via the web and apps on the latest iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

“We’re pleased to provide additional value to DirecTV and its subscribers,” said Michael Biard, president, distribution, Fox Networks. “As more and more viewers seek to access our networks on an array of devices and platforms, it’s crucial we meet their expectations with innovative ways to engage with our programming where they want and when they want.”

“Adding Fox’s national networks to our out-of-home streaming lineup gives our customers even more of their favourite programming in a seamless and consistent way, across as many platforms as possible,” said Dan York, chief content officer, DirecTV. “Aligning with programming partners like Fox to continue delivering high-quality content in ways that fit our customers’ lifestyles is what makes DirecTV’s television viewing experience the best in the industry.”

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