Streamer Fox Nation to Host 2nd Annual Patriot Awards on Nov. 20

SVOD platform Fox Nation will host its second annual Patriot Awards on Nov. 20th, 2020 at 8PM/ET live, with an encore presentation on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

The Patriot Awards, hosted by “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host and Army veteran Pete Hegseth, will showcase and award military veterans and first responders, among other inspirational figures. FNC and Fox Nation’s personalities will make virtual appearances and serve as presenters for the awards show, including primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham; “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade & Steve Doocy; Dana Perino (“Dana Perino’s Book Club”); Rachel Campos-Duffy (“Moms”); Abby Hornacek (“PARK’D”); and John Rich (“The Pursuit”), as well as FNC contributors Johnny Joey Jones, Dan Bongino, Tammy Bruce and Tomi Lahren.

 

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Select “patriots” will be honored in a number of categories including: The Everyday Patriot, Most Valuable Patriot (MVP), Patriot Award for Service to Veterans, Patriot Award for the Unsung Hero, Patriot Award for Courage, The Young Patriot, Patriot Award for Heroism and The Patriot Award for the Modern Warrior.

Musical acts, including the presentation of the national anthem and “God Bless the U.S.A.,” will be performed by country music stars Lee Greenwood, Jessie James Decker, Phil Vassar, Easton Corbin, Tyler Farr, Clint Black, Natalie Grant and duo Thompson Square, among more. On Nov. 22nd, both FNC and FBN will present a one-hour program dedicated to the special event at 10PM/ET and 11PM/ET, respectively.

Fox Nation will donate $5 dollars for every new subscription order from Nov. 13- 22 to “Answer the Call,” the foundation providing financial assistance and support to the families of New York City police and firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty.

In November 2019, Fox Nation presented its inaugural Patriot Awards ceremony live from the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., where the sold-out event raised over $50,000 dollars for Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

Fox Nation Acquires Streaming Rights to ‘The Lincoln-Douglas Debates’

Heading into the presidential candidate debates between incumbent Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, Fox Nation, the politically-themed subscription streaming video service, will debut feature film Right Makes Might: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, on Sept. 24 ahead of the first presidential debate of the 2020 elections.

The movie is centered on one of the most famous political debates in U.S. history — a series of events that catapulted a little-known Illinois lawyer (Lincoln) into a presidential candidate. The documentary  explores seven senatorial debates between Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas. Retold using the expertise of history professors from Claremont McKenna College, Washington & Lee University, University of Illinois, Springfield and Princeton University, the film was commissioned by Justin Folk and Madison McQueen Films.

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Also known as “The Great Debates of 1858,” the Lincoln-Douglas Debates put on display the two competing ideologies of the 19th century — majority rule versus equality for all. Through each three-hour debate, Lincoln argued against his opponent for an end to slavery, using the values espoused in the Declaration of Independence. As a one-term congressman with few political achievements, the debates thrust Lincoln into the national spotlight and gave him the opportunity to harness his newfound notoriety and launch his presidential campaign two years later.

Right Makes Might explores Lincoln’s journey during the debates, as well as the platform’s wider ramifications in American politics to this day.

Fox Nation, which costs $5.99 a month/$64.99 a year, is available on iOS and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Web, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Comcast Xfinity platforms and Cox Contour platforms.

Fox Nation to Stream Final Episode Honoring Geraldo Rivera’s 50th Anniversary in Television

Fox Nation, the Fox News Channel’s $5.99 monthly subscription video-on-demand service, will stream the final installment of “I Am Geraldo: 50 Years” on Sunday, Sept. 6. Hosted by FNC correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera, the four-part series concludes with a deep dive into Rivera’s mission in 2011 to reinvent his career as a war correspondent at Fox following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Following his years as a talk show host, Rivera set out to cover the challenges, the sacrifices and heroism of the war on terror. In honor of his 50 year anniversary on TV, Fox News will also air a one-hour special at 10 p.m. ET on Sept. 6 highlighting key moments from Rivera’s career, including the famous exposé into the Willowbrook institution, his firing from ABC following a story on Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy, and the opening of Al Capone’s secret (and empty) vault, among other highlights.

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Launched in 2018, Fox Nation is designed to complement the Fox News Channel for its most passionate and loyal fans. Featuring thousands of hours of content, the service includes daily short-form conservative opinion programming and lifestyle shows, as well as documentaries and investigative series from a multitude of Fox News personalities.

Fox Nation is available on iOS and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Web, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Comcast Xfinity platforms and Cox Contour platforms.

Fox Nation to Start Streaming ‘Duck Dynasty’ on June 1

Fox Nation, the subscription streaming video service targeting conservatives, will roll out a new slate of adventure programming in June, including former A&E reality program “Duck Dynasty,” a new series hosted by Fox News Channel contributor Johnny Joey Jones, and the season premiere of Brian Kilmeade’s historical show “What Made America Great.”

“Duck Dynasty,” which aired on A&E from 2012 to 2017, follows the life of the Robertson family, who came into national attention following the success of their Louisiana-based duck calling, decoy manufacturing business, Duck Commanders. The series showcases the Robertson as they embrace southern culture — good and bad.

Seasons one through six launch June 1 and seasons seven through 11 launch June 15.

Since joining the Fox Network in July 2019, retired Staff Sergeant Jones has provided political and military analysis across all Fox News Media platforms. Debuting June 8, Fox Nation Outdoors features Jones embarking on a weekly two-day hunting trip with a guest star each episode. The six-part series will feature musician Ted Nugent, retired four-star Marine General Walter Boomer, actor and UFC star Randy Couture, country music star Granger Smith and NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch and Richard Childress.

Rounding out the month, Fox Nation will release season five of Brian Kilmeade’s signature series, “What Made America Great,” June 29. The program features “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade as he travels across the country with special guests and experts in the field to reveal the hidden history and ongoing controversies behind some of America’s most iconic locations.

In season five, Kilmeade will spotlight the women’s suffrage movement as America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas, among other events.

Fox Nation, which has upwards of 250,000 subs since bowing in 2018, throughout June is offering a 25% off all $64.95 yearly subscriptions, accessible with the promotion code SAVE25.

Fox Nation SVOD Service Available to Cox Contour Customers

Fox Nation, the on-demand, subscription streaming service complement to the Fox News Channel, is now available to Cox Contour TV customers and to Internet-only customers with the Contour Stream Player.

Cox customers will now have access to Fox Nation through Cox on Demand on Contour, and across devices via the Contour app and portal, as well as the Contour Stream Player, Cox’s service for Internet-only customers. Contour customers can add Fox Nation to their service for $5.99 per month. Additionally, Contour and Contour Stream Player customers with a voice remote can say “Fox Nation” directly into the remote to launch the service.

“Since first launching our platform in 2018, the demand for Fox Nation has only grown and we look forward to further expanding and introducing Cox’s customers to this service,” said John Finley, EVP of development for Fox Nation.

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Fox Nation’s content includes historical documentaries, long and short-form programming, extended versions of Fox News Channel’s most popular shows, investigative series from Fox News personalities and specials. Original programming includes series such as “PARK’D,” helmed by travel and lifestyle host Abby Hornacek, who takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the country’s landmarks; “The Pursuit!,” hosted by country music star John Rich featuring interviews with fellow musical guests; “Lara Logan Has No Agenda,” hosted by the former “60 Minutes” anchor and war correspondent; and longtime legal analyst and former prosecutor Nancy Grace’s daily crime stories program.

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Fox Nation is available on iOS and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Web, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One and Comcast Xfinity platforms.

‘Fox Nation’ SVOD Service Goes Live

Fox Nation, the $5.99 subscription streaming video service, officially launches today (Nov. 27) offering “Fox & Friends”-style conservative commentary, opinions, documentaries and related content (“Cooking with Steve Doocy,” a Fox News host) for streamers who like their entertainment red-state.

New programs include “First Thoughts” and “Final Thoughts” featuring online siren Tomi Lahren, and “Un-PC” talk show, co-hosted by Britt McHenry, the former ESPN reporter infamously suspended in 2015 after an ugly video of her dressing down a towing-lot attendant went viral.

John Finley, SVP of development and production at Fox News, characterizes Fox Nation as a mixture of Netflix and Facebook Live, featuring similar content options — but geared toward the Fox News demographic that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.

“We have fans, other news organizations simply have viewers,” Finley told The New York Times.

Fox News has become basic cable’s most-watched network averaging 1.4 million viewers during the day; 2.4 million during 8-11 p.m. prime time hours, according to Nielsen — a ratings reality the network has championed for more than two years.

“It’s another way to service and provide content to our most dedicated fans,” Finley said. “We can give them an infinite amount of content.”

But not 24/7.

Fox Nation, which will feature many Fox News on-air talent, including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham (but reportedly not Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith), will cease all live programming at 7 p.m. — the time when Fox News begins its prime-time lineup.

Indeed, Fox News remains a revenue machine for corporate parent 21st Century Fox, generating more than $1 billion annually in ad-sales. The unit was not part of Fox’s $71 billion 20th Century Film Corp.’s sale to The Walt Disney Co.

 

Fox Nation SVOD Service Launching Nov. 27

Fox Nation, the politically conservative-themed subscription streaming video-on-demand service coming from 21st Century Fox, is launching after the midterm elections on Nov. 27, priced at $5.99 monthly or $64.99 annually.

Starting Oct. 28, consumers can sign up for special pre-release pricing at www.foxnation.com.

Programming – featuring long and short-form content, includes documentaries on Judge Robert Bork’s failed confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 and Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett’s The Russia Hoax, which claims the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is really an attempt to “clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump.”

“Hannity’s America: The Clarence Thomas Story” details the highly contentious confirmation hearings in 1991 and his book My Grandfather’s Son, about his own background and the events that brought him to the Supreme Court.

“What Made America Great,” hosted by “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, aims to reveal the hidden history and ongoing controversies behind some of America’s most iconic locations, including The Alamo, Fraunces Tavern, Fort Jefferson and Mount Rushmore.

Finally, conservative cheerleader Tomi Lahren’s online segment, “Final Thoughts,” will move to Fox Nation.

 

 

‘Fox Nation’ SVOD Service Reveals Programming Slate

Fox Nation, the pending subscription streaming video-on-demand service coming from 21st Century Fox, Oct. 9 disclosed a slate of programming that includes documentaries, investigative series and patriotic specials geared toward politically conservative audiences.

“We are confident there will be an offering for every Fox News viewer,” John Finley, SVP of development of production, said in a statement.

Programming includes documentaries on Judge Robert Bork’s failed confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 and Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett’s The Russia Hoax, which claims the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is really an attempt to “clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump.”

Other programming includes:

“Hannity’s America: The Clarence Thomas Story,” which will detail the highly contentious confirmation hearings in 1991 and his book My Grandfather’s Son, about his own background and the events that brought him to the Supreme Court.

“What Made America Great,” hosted by “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, aims to reveal the hidden history and ongoing controversies behind some of America’s most iconic locations, including, The Alamo, Fraunces Tavern, Fort Jefferson and Mount Rushmore.

Former Los Angeles Police Department detective Mark Fuhrman reveals private thoughts and analysis on criminal cases that have defined America this past half century in “The Fuhrman Diaries.” From the cases that he was involved in personally, like O.J. Simpson and Martha Moxley, to the cases he has obsessed over for years such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Fuhrman shares his personal notes and analysis of the criminal cases that have defined the last half century.

“The First Family” features the Trump family beyond the headlines. In the premiere installment of this series, Eric Trump takes us behind the scenes, including an inside look at his office, behind the scenes of business trips and at home with his wife Lara and son Luke. The episode will also feature a sit-down interview with the president’s son, speaking with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo offering his perspective on everything from politics to family life.

The director’s cut, never before seen extended version of the docuseries, “Scandalous,” that previously aired on Fox News Channel, covers the investigations of President Bill Clinton by the Office of Independent Counsel and offers a look at the failed 1980s Whitewater land deal. From the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas to the final determination made by prosecutor Robert Ray on Clinton’s last day in office, the series documents the political drama that enveloped Washington and captivated the world during the 1990’s.

The director’s cut of never before seen extended version of the docuseries “Scandalous: Chappaquiddick,” will examine the story of the late-night accident with Senator Ted Kennedy. What really happened that night in July 1969? Told through the eyes of the people who were there and in a rare interview, the family of the victim who has been all but forgotten in the popular versions of the story.

“Scandalous: The Mysterious Case of Tawana Brawley” will take a look into the controversial rape case that inflamed racial tensions at a crucial time in our nation’s history. Civil rights leaders and Brawley’s supporters demanded justice for the teenager, but a grand jury would determine she had fabricated the entire story, damaging innocent lives in the process.

“Scandalous: ABSCAM” follows Mel Weinberg and several FBI agents as they orchestrate an elaborate undercover sting operation involving a faux Arab sheik, briefcases of cash, hidden cameras, and eventually, six congressmen and one U.S. Senator. The legendary FBI sting known as ABSCAM leads to such shocking revelations and controversy that decades later would inspire the Oscar-nominated film American Hustle.

“Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa” is a special about the most famous missing man in America, union boss James Riddle Hoffa who disappeared on July 30, 1975. Hosted by Eric Shawn, “Riddle” is the culmination of an extensive FOX News investigation with new forensic details of the crime scene.

Helmed by “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Pete Hegseth, “Ace of Spades: The Hunt for Saddam Hussein” will feature interviews with soldiers, military leaders and intelligence officers who tell the story of how American soldiers tracked down and captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

“Uncommon Knowledge,” hosted by Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson, will also be available on Fox Nation. For more than two decades, the talk show series has showcased famous figures, including Dr. Henry Kissinger, Justice Antonin Scalia and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Finally, “Watters World” features 20+ hours of the best of host Jesse Watters’ “Watters World” man-on-the street segments that previously aired on FNC, providing viewers with a pulse of the nation on everything from politics to pop culture.

Fox News Launching SVOD Service for Base Audience

Rupert Murdoch helped establish a cable news juggernaut with Fox News. Now he wants Fox News, including notable political pundit Sean Hannity and others, i.e. “Fox & Friends,” to go over-the-top through a standalone subscription streaming service.

Dubbed Fox Nation, the service featuring right-leaning commentary is set to launch at the end of the year. The price of the service has not been disclosed.

Designed to enhance the Fox News viewer experience, Fox Nation will take a deep dive into the big issues of the day with live daily streaming content and long-form programming. Fox Nation will also include access to events and 20 plus years of archival FNC programming. Interaction with all of FNC’s popular opinion hosts and personalities will also be a mainstay of the new platform.

“Fox Nation is designed to appeal to the Fox superfan,” John Finley, head of program development and production at Fox News, told The New York Times. “These are the folks who watch Fox News every night for hours at a time, the dedicated audience that really wants more of what we have to offer.”

The service comes as other media giants seek out SVOD platforms to buttress dwindling pay-TV markets.

Disney, by the second quarter, will launch ESPN Plus, a standalone service intended to compliment ESPN. CBS has more than 2.5 million subs for CBS All Access, in addition to free ad-supported CBSN, featuring news.

Whether Fox News’ older demographic will go for SVOD — which is largely popular among younger audiences, including millennials — remains to be seen.

Finley isn’t worried.

“We know who our audience is. We know what they want,” he said.