December 15, 2020
Fox News Media’s international streaming platform Fox News International is expanding operations in Chile, Panama and Portugal on Dec. 17. That brings the total number of countries with access to the news service to 30, surpassing Fox News Media’s original goal of reaching 20 countries by year’s end.
Subscribers to the platform, which launched in Mexico in August, have access to live feeds of Fox News Channel and Fox Business, plus a catalog of 20 on-demand programs. The service is available via iOS, Android, Apple TV and Android TV in all 30 countries; the service is also accessible through Amazon Fire TV.
In the week surrounding the presidential election, the platform notched a record in total app downloads and iOS trials. According to Sensor Tower, Fox News International was listed among the top news apps on the Apple app store across Europe during the week of Nov. 2, including the U.K., Germany, Ireland, Finland, Czech Republic, Spain and the Netherlands.
A separate ad-supported streaming platform, Fox Weather, will launch in 2021 as parent Fox Corp. begins transitioning business from broadcast and pay-TV to over-the-top video distribution.