‘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.