DirecTV Launches Fox’s Suite of Internet TV Services
Good news if you own DirecTV, the company has launched Fox Networks’ lineup of authenticated Internet-video services. Under the agreement, DirecTV’s customers now have access to Fox Now, FXNow and Nat Geo TV apps, the programming group’s three TV Everywhere services. DirectTV will make live feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform. According to Variety, under the pact, starting in the first quarter of 2015, DirecTV will launch VOD content from all Fox networks on DirecTV Everywhere.
The launch of Fox national networks brings the satcaster to 50 out-of-home live streaming channels on the DirecTV Everywhere service. This also offers on-demand content from 60 networks and in-home live linear streams of more than 100 nets, according to DirectTV. Michael Biard, president of distribution for Fox Networks, said in a statement, “We’re pleased to provide additional value to DirecTV and its subscribers.” He added “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.” This new deal will allow fans to get more Fox content on different platforms.