Fox News announced on Tuesday a new over-the-top streaming service, Fox Nation, that is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Fox Nation will primarily focus on opinion programming and not have any overlap with Fox News’s programming due to carrier contracts.
The New York Times reported on details of the new service on Monday.
“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,” Senior Vice President of Development and Production John Finley said in a statement. “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 also include access to exclusive events and 20-plus years of archival Fox News programming.
Fox News will be based in New York where Fox News recently upgraded their newsroom and a studio. Hiring for the venture will also begin next quarter.
Some details have not yet been announced, such as specific programming and hosts, the price, or how many hours a day it will be live. All that is known about the programming is that it will have live daily streaming content and long-form programming.
Fox Nation was the name of Fox News’s online hub of opinion content. However by Tuesday afternoon, the website was replaced with a “Coming Soon” graphic and the Twitter account was deleted of all tweets. However, a Fox News spokesperson says that the opinion platform is expected to come back as part of the new Fox Nation offering.