Fox Nation Bows Three-Part ‘Surviving a Serial Killer’ True Crime Series

The Fox Nation subscription streaming service April 30 debuts “Surviving a Serial Killer,” hosted by Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner. The new three-part series details the 1984 abduction and escape of then 17-year-old Lisa McVey.

Featuring an extensive one-on-one interview with McVey, the series also include conversations with figures close to the story, such as Larry Pinkerton, the police lieutenant that worked with McVey, and Lloyd Sowers, a journalist who covered the abduction at the time. Faulkner will share an inside look at how McVey was raped and tortured for 26 harrowing hours, how she escaped and how she helped put a bloodthirsty killer behind bars.

A victim of abuse throughout her childhood, McVey’s story was met with disbelief after she escaped her kidnapper, Bobby Joe Long. McVey left behind pieces of her hair and other items as a trail of evidence for police. Tampa, Fla., police officers and investigators say they would not have caught Long, a serial killer who committed two murders after her kidnapping, without McVey’s detailed memory and evidence.

Now a motivational speaker and Tampa-based Sheriff’s Deputy, McVey has devoted her life to protecting other victims.

A six-time Emmy award-winning anchor and author of the 2023 best-seller Faith Still Moves Mountains and the 2018’s 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success, Faulkner joined FNC in 2005.

She serves as the anchor of “The Faulkner Focus,” and co-host of “Outnumbered.” Throughout her tenure, Faulkner has conducted interviews with major newsmakers, including then-President Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain and Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Gabby Douglas.

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Fox Nation to Stream Docuseries ‘Surviving Hamas: A Benjamin Hall Special’ April 9

Fox News Media’s subscription VOD service Fox Nation April 9 will debut a two-part docuseries, “Surviving Hamas: A Benjamin Hall Special,” on the terrorist group Hamas’ attack on Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, hosted by Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall.

The two hour-long episodes will explore the devastating firsthand experiences of individuals in the Israeli community following the attack. The series attempts to drill down on the events that unfolded that day and the impact it had on survivors. Throughout the series, Hall visits some of the hardest hit communities providing an update for viewers as the 200-day milestone nears.

“As we approach the sixth month anniversary of the attack, Ben’s unique perspective provides a powerful series that explores grief, resilience and survival through the lens of those most closely impacted,” Lauren Petterson, president of Fox Nation, said in a statement.

Indeed, in March 2022, Hall was severely injured while covering the war in Ukraine alongside his two colleagues, Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova, who were both killed. After a lengthy recovery, Hall returned to work in 2023 and that November, traveled to Ukraine for the first time since the attack to interview President Zelenskyy in a wide-ranging interview. During his trip, he was awarded the Order of Merit, III class, by Zelenskyy for his “outstanding personal contribution to strengthening interstate cooperation, support for Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity.”

Hall chronicled his journey in the 2023 New York Times best-seller Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home and the Fox News documentary Sacrifice and Survival: A Story from the Front Line, which debuted in March 2023. His trip to Israel marked his second time reporting from a war zone since his return.

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Episode 1: Maya’s Story

On Oct. 6, 2023, more than 3,000 people danced the night away at the Supernova Music Festival near the Gaza border in Israel. At 6:29 am on Oct. 7, the festival abruptly descended into mayhem. In the chaotic aftermath, more than 400 individuals tragically lost their lives, and over 40 were abducted by Hamas terrorists. Among them was Maya Regev, a 21-year-old partygoer who was captured and endured a gunshot wound to her leg. Despite her desperate pleas and excruciating pain, she remained composed throughout her ordeal until eventually being released. Maya opens up to Hall about the horrors she faced.

Episode 2: Nir Oz

On Oct. 7, 2023, as part of the surprise attack on Israel, Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, led by Hamas, invaded the Nir Oz kibbutz in southern Israel. They tragically took the lives of numerous kibbutz residents, set homes ablaze, and abducted civilians. Hall interviews survivors and their families, shedding light on the devastating massacre that ravaged this tight-knit community.

Fox Nation Streaming New ‘COPS: Spring Break’ Series Episodes

Fox Nation is set to debut a new collection of “COPS: Spring Break” episodes beginning April 5. With a new episode dropping every Friday at 6 p.m. (ET), the season is made up of five episodes showcasing the uptick in crime when spring breakers take over sunny beaches.

From intoxicated college students to jet ski wipeouts, cameras accompany law enforcement as they patrol cracking down on the unruly partygoers.

“As one of the longest running shows in television, ‘COPS’ is a series that continues to deliver compelling content,” Fox Nation president Lauren Petterson said in a statement.

The streamer first greenlighted the series in October 2021, and has continued to debut new episodes each season, creating a library of nearly 50 episodes. Fox Nation continues to offer all first responders, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics (EMS personnel), a one-year free subscription to the service.

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The new “Spring Break” episodes include:

Episode 1: Spring Break Mistakes (April 5)

In this Spring Break special edition, a Pinellas County Deputy learns to play a new game from a group of sun-kissed coeds. In Escambia County, deputies respond to a shooting victim in the parking lot at the beach. While in Okaloosa County, deputies patrolling the waterfront write a ticket when they discover a minor in possession of alcohol and confiscate marijuana. Deputies in Escambia County are flagged down by a nervous female tourist who noticed a strange male following her along the boardwalk.

Episode 2: Spring Break In (April 5)

Escambia County deputies respond to an intoxicated teen found passed out next to the shoreline late at night, while officers respond to a call of trespassers at a hot tub in Pinellas County. A wallet is found floating in the ocean and returned to the owner and a teenage girl is caught taking a sip from an open container of alcohol near a popular pier in Escambia County. The Marine Unit in Okaloosa County rescues a family of four after a jet ski flips over.

Episode 3: Spring Break Heartache (April 12)

Okaloosa County deputies patrol the beach and locate an underaged male in possession of a ‘blackout rage gallon’ or ‘borg,’ a popular mixture of alcohol, electrolyte powder, and caffeine additive. Pinellas County deputies enforce a zero-tolerance policy against glass containers and alcohol during Spring Break, as an Okaloosa County deputy encounters a group of college kids with coolers full of beer and writes notices to appear for the cooperative group.

Episode 4: Spring Break Dance Party (April 12)

Officers patrolling the Las Vegas Strip encounter a group of break dancers and a young lady in possession of an open container of alcohol refuses to cooperate with Okaloosa County Deputies and finds herself in handcuffs. Deputies warn a beachgoer of the dangers of mixing caffeine and alcohol, while a group of out-of-state swimmers are rescued from a riptide by lifeguards and local surfers. Additionally, a man lies about his age when he is caught carrying a cooler full of alcohol.

Episode 5: Spring Break Wipeout (April 19)

An Okaloosa County deputy is stunned when a teen walks up with a beer. A jet skiing woman is stopped for violating a no-wake zone in Pinellas County and tourists discover a loon wrapped in a fishing line, and Okaloosa County deputies work to cut the trapped bird free. A beachgoer is given a ticket for an open container and tells deputies that his mom will take care of it for him while teenage girls are required to dump out a cooler full of beer on a non-alcoholic beach.

Fox Nation to Stream Martin Scorsese Faith-Based Series ‘The Saints’ Beginning Nov. 16

The Fox Nation subscription streaming VOD service March 27 announced a partnership with Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese for an eight-part docudrama series, “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints,” slated for Nov. 16 release.

The eight one-hour episodes explore the stories of eight men and women who risked everything to embody humanity’s most noble and complex trait — faith.

The docudrama will premiere in two parts, with the first four episodes set to release on Nov. 16, and the final set to conclude in May 2025, spanning the Holy season. Over the full course of the docudrama, Scorsese journeys through more than 2,000 years of history from nearly every continent. Each episode focuses on a singular saint, including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene, Moses the Black, Sebastian and Maximilian Kolbe.

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“I’ve lived with the stories of the saints for most of my life, thinking about their words and actions, imagining the worlds they inhabited, the choices they faced, the examples they set,” Scorsese said in a statement. “These are stories of eight very different men and women, each of them living through vastly different periods of history and struggling to follow the way of love revealed to them and to us by Jesus’ words in the gospels.”

Developed by Scorsese for Lionsgate Alternative Television, the series was created by Matti Leshem, written by Kent Jones, who frequently collaborates with Scorsese, and directed by Elizabeth Chomko.

Additional executive producers alongside Scorsese and Leshem include Julie Yorn, Rick Yorn, Christopher Donnelly, Yoshi Stone and Craig Piligian. Along with Lionsgate, the series was produced by Sikelia Productions, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, LBI Entertainment and Halcyon.

“Having the greatest storyteller tell some of the greatest stories of all time is exactly the kind of exclusive content that is driving FOX Nation’s success,” Jason Klarman, chief digital and marketing officer at Fox News Media, said in a statement.

SVOD Service Fox Nation Expands to Dish TV and Sling TV

Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s subscription-based streaming service, has expanded distribution to Dish TV and Sling TV.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dish and Sling to make our on-demand content more readily available to viewers who crave Fox Nation,” Fox News Media president Lauren Petterson said in a statement.

Beginning in mid-March, Dish customers will be able to add Fox Nation for $5.99 per month. Customers can purchase Fox Nation through the MyDish app, online at mydish.com/foxnation or by calling 1-800-333-DISH (3474). Once subscribed, customers can access Fox Nation via channel 296 in the guide, the On Demand menu or the Dish Anywhere app.

Fox Nation will be available to stream on Sling for $5.99 per month to all of its users on Sling TV and on Sling Freestream, beginning in mid-March.

Featuring more than 10,000 hours of content, Fox Nation’s range of programming includes exclusive series such as “Yellowstone: One-Fifty” hosted by Kevin Costner, “The History of the World in Six Glasses” hosted by Dan Aykroyd alongside fellow “Saturday Night Live” alumni, “Liberty or Death: The Boston Tea Party” helmed by Rob Lowe, and “Top Combat Pilot” with Dennis Quaid, among others. Fox Nation is also the home of programs such as “COPS” and “Crime Cam 24/7” with Sticks Larkin, as well as a multitude of documentaries including The Fall of the House of Murdaugh, Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax and The Dahmer Family Tapes.

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Fox Nation is a direct-to-consumer on-demand streaming service designed to complement the Fox News Channel experience with a members-only destination. The subscription service includes lifestyle and entertainment content, as well as historical documentaries and investigative series from a multitude of Fox News personalities at a cost of $5.99 a month. Launched in 2018, Fox Nation is available at foxnation.com and via app for iOS devices, Android devices, Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Fubo, Vizio TVs, and Samsung TVs, as well as DirecTV, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Contour and The Roku Channel.

Fox Nation Secures Limited Streaming Rights to Faith-Based Theatrical Hits ‘The Chosen,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ’

Fox Media’s Fox Nation subscription streaming VOD service March 7 announced it has nabbed the rights to the theatrically-screened movie series The Chosen, which details the life and story of Jesus. Beginning March 10, Fox Nation’s 2 million subscribers will have access to seasons one through three of the series, with access expiring on April 21.

Additionally, the 20-year-old theatrical blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, ($612 million global box office) starring Jim Caviezel and Monica Bellucci, will be made available on the platform from March 8 through the end of the month.

March 15 the streamer will present a roundtable discussion program dissecting both The Passion of the Christ and The Chosen, and their cultural significance, hosted by Ainsley Earhardt.

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Fox Nation SVOD Service Hits 2 Million Paid Subs

Fox News Media’s politically conservative subscription streaming service, Fox Nation, has around 2 million subscribers since launching in November 2018, according to Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, speaking March 4 at the Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco.

The platform, which is streaming Fox News-themed content as well original programming, has never before publicly released subscriber data. Fox’s other standalone streaming service, Fox Weather, is a free ad-supported platform.

The service last year bowed a celebration of Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary with a dedicated docuseries hosted by Kevin Costner, as well as a sold out live standup comedy show with Roseanne Barr.

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Earlier this year, the platform streamed “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,” a limited series on the saga surrounding the trial of Alex Murdaugh, heir to a powerful legal family in South Carolina, convicted last March of murdering his wife and youngest son at their home in 2021. Series host Martha MacCallum conducted an exclusive interview with the older son, Buster, with a follow-up episode dedicated to interviewing trial jurors regarding Murdaugh’s unsuccessful attempt to get a second trial.

Fox Nation SVOD Explores Convicted Murderer Alex Murdaugh’s Bid For New Trial

Few murder cases attracted as much attention as the trial of Alex Murdaugh, heir to a powerful legal family in South Carolina, convicted last March of murdering his wife and youngest son at their home in 2021, among other allegations.

The saga spurred numerous series and documentaries on the Murdaugh family, including Netflix docuseries “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal,” an ABC “20/20” episode on Hulu; Peacock’s “Dateline: The Trial of Alex Murdaugh,” Max’s “Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty,” and CNN’s “The Murdaugh Murders: A Twisted Tale of Power and Money,” in addition to myriad podcasts.

Now Fox Nation, the politically conservative SVOD service, is streaming “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,” a limited series on the saga that includes host Martha MacCallum conducting an exclusive interview with the older son, Buster, and now interviews with trial jurors regarding Murdaugh’s unsuccessful attempt to get a second trial.

It’s the first interview since a judge denied Murdaugh’s bid for a new trial following jury tampering allegations by the defense.

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Fox Offering Limited Time $19.99 Fox Nation SVOD Annual Service Plan

Fox News Media is offering eligible subscribers a year access to the Fox Nation subscription streaming VOD service for $19.99 — almost 70% off the $64.99 regular annual plan.

Fox marketed the special Christmas holiday limited offer during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots NFL game Dec. 17 on Fox Sports. After 12 months, the special pricing reverts back to the standard $5.99 monthly option, or annual plan, unless canceled.

Launched in 2018, Fox Nation is Fox’s only SVOD offering, with the Fox Weather and Tubi platforms both ad-supported with free access.

The platform upped its profile in 2023 with original series, including “Yellowstone 150” with Kevin Costner, “Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!,” “Cops,” “Rob Schneider: Woke Up in America,” “Duck Family Treasure,” and “Top Combat Pilot” with Dennis Quaid, among other programs.

The platform also live-streamed two of the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Debates.

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Lauren Petterson Upped to President of Fox Nation SVOD; Jason Klarman Promoted to Chief Digital Officer in Management Restructuring

Fox News Media has named Lauren Petterson president of Fox Nation, the company’s politically-conservative subscription streaming video service. Petterson replaces Jason Klarman, who was promoted to chief digital and marketing officer as part of senior management restructuring on FNC’s digital leadership team.

Petterson will continue as president of talent development, and will relinquish her role as president of Fox Business Network. She reports dually to FNM CEO Suzanne Scott on talent development and Klarman on Fox Nation.

Lauren Petterson

Petterson has served as the president of FBN since 2019, and also ran talent development for Fox News Media. Under her direction, Fox launched FBN Prime, a series of nightly aspirational lifestyle shows as well as new programs, including “Kudlow,” one of the highest rated shows in business news, “The Big Money Show,” and “The Bottom Line,” among others.

Prior to FBN, Petterson served as SVP of morning programming & talent development, where she oversaw the entire “Fox & Friends” franchise for 11 years. She took on the talent development role in 2016, and has been responsible for the hiring process of many new correspondents, anchors, and contributors.

Separately, Porter Berry was promoted to president, Fox News Digital and editor-in-chief, dually reporting to Klarman and FNM president and executive editor Jay Wallace on editorial.

Wallace assumes oversight of Fox Business Network and continues reporting to Scott. Additionally, Megan Albano has been named EVP of morning programming & program development and Gavin Hadden has been named SVP of Fox Nation.

Jason Klarman

“We are reimagining the roles of some of our most talented executives to solidify our incredibly successful digital platforms for further growth and expansion,” Scott said in a statement. “Jason, Lauren, Porter, Megan, and Gavin are each uniquely suited for these positions, and I am confident they will grow each of their respective areas of Fox News Media to new heights.”

Klarman has served as the president of Fox Nation since 2021 where he oversaw all operations, content, and subscriber acquisition, transforming the streaming service into a lifestyle and entertainment platform.

The subscription service, which claims to have low churn and a high conversion rate, includes series such as “Yellowstone 150” with Kevin Costner, “Top Combat Pilot” with Dennis Quaid, “Liberty or Death: Boston Tea Party,” with Rob Lowe, and “Duck Family Treasure,” among the nearly 10,000 hours of content.

Berry has run Fox News Digital since 2018, most recently as an EVP and prior to that as a VP of the platform. He has overseen all Fox News digital content, including FoxNews.com, FoxBusiness.com and FNM’s social media channels. Fox News Digital reached 92 million unique visitors in October, according to Comscore.

Albano had been serving as the SVP of weekend programming and “The Five,” where she oversaw all aspects of the network’s Saturday and Sunday primetime programming, launching new programs such as FOX News Saturday Night and One Nation with Brian Kilmeade while continuing to manage The Five.

Hadden has been the SVP of morning programming, overseeing the “Fox & Friends” weekday, and weekend franchise since 2019. Prior to this, he served as the executive producer of “Fox & Friends”.