Fox, Comcast Expand Agreement to Cover TV Everywhere13 Feb, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel, Chris Tribbey
Comcast Corp. and Fox Networks have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring Fox Broadcasting and Fox Television Stations content to Comcast Xfinity TV Everywhere customers.
The agreement brings live and VOD programming from 20 Fox broadcast stations — including FX, FX Movie Channel, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, MundoFox, Fox Deportes and Fox Business Network — to
22 million Xfinity TV customers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“This unprecedented TV Everywhere agreement enables us to take advantage of the innovative technologies and platforms we’ve developed to deliver the best content to our customers,” said Greg Rigdon, EVP of content acquisition for Comcast. “Together with Fox, thanks to the leadership of Peter Rice, Mike Hopkins and his team, for the first time we are unlocking the value of some of Fox’s best content by making it available to Xfinity TV customers through new applications and devices.”
The agreement will make available on VOD episodes of “Glee,” “Bones,” “The Simpsons,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Justified,” “The Americans” and more, along with dozens of movies from FX and the FX Movie Channel. Comcast and Fox are also working on making episodes available the day after they air.
“Neil Smit, Greg Rigdon and their team are on the cutting edge of the burgeoning TV Everywhere space and were great partners throughout this process,” said Mike Hopkins, president of distribution for Fox Networks. “This agreement will bring Fox’s brands and content to Xfinity TV customers on all platforms, and we are excited to begin this journey with Comcast.”