FOX News Channel (FNC) will launch an exclusive Over-the-Top (OTT) opinion platform entitled Fox Nation, announced John Finley, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for the network. The standalone opinion streaming service is expected to debut in the fourth quarter of 2018 with a price to be announced at a later date.
Designed to enhance the FOX News viewer experience, Fox Nation 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. Fox Nation will also include access to exclusive events and 20 plus years of archival FNC programming not available anywhere else. Interaction with all of FNC’s popular opinion hosts and personalities will also be a mainstay of the new platform.
In making the announcement, Finley said, “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. 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 Nation will be housed at FOX News headquarters in New York utilizing its new state-of-the-art technology and the most modern studio space in the industry. Hiring for the new venture will begin in 2Q 2018.