Fox Corporation and Vizio Nov. 3 announced a multiyear expansion of their distribution partnership that includes access to the Fox Sports app on Vizio smart-TVs, and the Fox Weather channel added to the consumer electronics manufacturer’s ad supported WatchFree+ streaming platform.
Vizio’s home screen Nov. 12-13 will feature a “sports blitz” section highlighting live college football and NFL games via Fox Sports. The app is the home for streaming live and on-demand sports from Fox, FS1, FS2, and Fox Deportes. Every Live Fox Sports game and studio show is available to TV subscribers, making NFL, MLB, NASCAR, college football, college basketball, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, CONCACAF Soccer, MLS, WWE, USFL, and Liga MX, as well as on-demand highlights of top moments from TV shows and sports leagues.
Additionally, viewers now have access to even more FIFA World Cup content, with the launch of Tubi’s exclusive FIFA World Cup Linear FAST channel.
The Fox Weather streaming platform’s access on WatchFree+ joins LiveNow from Fox and Fox Soul. Operated by Fox News Media, Fox Weather is a 24/7 free ad-supported television service (FAST) that builds upon Fox News Channel’s expansive news gathering units and Fox Television Stations’ resources. The channel offers users an innovative approach to weather forecasting with a combined 120 meteorologists and a comprehensive suite of weather products in addition to live programming.
“Fox and Vizio have been working together for several years to bring audiences the best in entertainment. Our expanded agreement means Vizio users can enjoy a wide range of sports, live events, news and lifestyle programming for years to come,” Katherine Pond, Group VP of Platform Content & Partnerships at Vizio, said in a statement.
Additionally, the Tubi app available on SmartCast now features more than 48,000 movies and TV shows, including a growing library of Tubi originals.
Vizio Smart TVs also include support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in, allowing viewers to stream, control, and share content from their phone, tablet, or laptop directly onto the big screen.