Fox News is planning to launch its own stand-alone streaming service, joining other conventional broadcasters that too have planned to do the same. The channel has revealed new plans for something called Fox Nation. This will be an internet-only subscription video service for “superfans” of its ultra-conservative programming.
To give more details about the service, it will focus on opinion shows, and will include special events as well as providing access to 20 years of back catalog videos that will not be available to view anywhere else. At this time, we don’t know what the price of the service will be ahead of its fourth quarter 2018 debut, but we expect it to be a relatively inexpensive option seeing as it’s a branch of a single channel.
It’s worth mentioning that this won’t be the same thing you watch on the TV network. Fox News is only promising “interaction” with its familiar opinion hosts, so you’ll have to continue watching news on TV if you want to see more news from the company’s big-name presenters.
Whether this service will be successful or not is up for debate. The channel is counting on those “superfans” to bring more success and business to the channel due to them being religiously loyal, bringing in a little extra income from them every month. As observed by the New York Times, the median Fox News viewer is 65 years old, which aren’t exactly the target demographic to be hooked on streaming video. They may not even sign up for Fox Nation simply because they’re more use to watching the news on TV rather than on the web through their smartphone.