Published on August 25th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson2
Fox News plugs ‘Fox Nation’ subscription service before its unknown launch
The Fox News channel is inching closer to the launch of its streaming video service, Fox Nation, by promoting itself online and on-air to potential subscribers.
Parent company 21st Century Fox has activated the website foxnation.com for people to join an email list when the service is ready to start accepting subscribers, and is running a 15-second promotion online and on its Fox News network promoting the venture.
“This is our time, and this is going to be our place,” Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren said in the promo.
The advertisement gives no real clues as to the price, launch date or in-depth specifics of content for the service.
It is not known if the service will ever launch with standalone apps for various devices like Apple TV, but speculation is that apps will be part of the distribution strategy either at the outset or soon thereafter.
Fox Nation was announced in February with plans to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. A subscription price has not yet been announced.
Content with include specials, original documentaries, commentary and opinion, and programming exclusive to the service. There will be no re-broadcasting of content from the main Fox News channel due to “contractual agreements with cable operators,” according to a New York Times report in February.
Fox Nation will join a growing list of streaming news channels on the market already available on Apple TV. The streaming business and news network Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, and CBS News’ CBSN were the first to market. NBC News is also set to launch a streaming news product later this year.