Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2011 – Fox Networks today announced that Verizon FiOS TV and Mediacom subscribers will have access to FOX on Demand (VOD), and both providers are scheduled to offer FOX’s recently launched online authentication service.
Verizon launched FOX On Demand on October 1, and Mediacom will be launching the service in the coming weeks. FOX On Demand offers viewers an opportunity to easily access and catch up with their favorite FOX programming. Almost all FOX primetime programming, including GLEE, FAMILY GUY, BONES, RAISING HOPE, and THE SIMPSONS, is available for viewing on VOD the day after each episode airs and remains on the service for 28 days. This includes FOX’s new Fall series, such as THE X FACTOR, NEW GIRL, and TERRA NOVA. (THE X FACTOR is available for the three days following air.)
To watch new episodes of FOX shows online the day after each program’s initial air date, subscribers will be able to visit FOX.com or Hulu.com and log in with their subscriber user IDs and passwords. Verizon subscribers will also have access to the content onwww.verizon.com/fiostvonline. Currently, viewers who do not subscribe to a participating distributor will only be able to watch new episodes on the eighth day following each program’s initial air date.
“We want viewers who subscribe to participating pay television providers to have the most access possible to FOX programming,” said Oren Lieber, Vice President, Distribution, Fox Networks. “We’re pleased that Verizon and Mediacom have recognized the value these services will provide in enhancing the products they offer to consumers.”
“FOX programming is an important addition to both our VOD and online offerings.” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “We continue to put the best content in the hands of our FiOS TV customers, offering a convenient way to access FOX programming in more ways and more places â€” whether it’s on the TV, online or on a mobile device.”
Fox Broadcasting finished as America’s top-rated broadcast network in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo for a record 7th consecutive year, and some of the current shows available online and on VOD include AMERICAN DAD, BONES, FAMILY GUY, FRINGE, GLEE, NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE, TERRA NOVA, and THE SIMPSONS.
Fox Networks is a unit of Fox Networks Group (FNG) and includes 43 domestic programming services in which FNG holds interests. Together these networks reach more than 550 million subscribing television homes and represent one of the media industry’s largest and most diverse programming groups. Fox Networks distributes FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, Fox Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 19 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, SPEED2, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, Utilisima, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference) and BTN2Go. FNG also includes Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Digital Media, and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.
Brian Peterson, Fox Cable Networks
Gaude Paez, Fox Broadcasting
Heather Wilner, Verizon