Earlier this year, Fox News announced plans to launch a subscription-based streaming service called Fox Nation, an opinion platform featuring the network’s personalities and original content. That service will launch on November 27th, and it will cost $5.99 a month, or $64.99 per year.
Fox News will begin selling subscriptions on October 28th, and it will air a special preview for the platform that same night at 8PM ET. Fox noted in September that it plans to launch the platform prior to the midterm elections — it does seem designed for the exact purpose of whipping up the Republican Party’s base — but that doesn’t appear to have worked out, although it will certainly be up and running for the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
The platform will have its own slate of original content delving into right-wing talking points
Last month, Fox revealed the Fox Nation tagline, “Opinion Done Right,” and its original programming lineup. The latter includes several original projects delving into topical right-wing talking points, such as Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings, a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump family, and a number of documentary series about liberal scandals, such as Bill Clinton’s impeachment and Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 1969 car accident. The service will also feature a regular commentary segment from Tomi Lahren as well as shows from Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, and others.
The service won’t be an online destination for Fox News broadcasts. According to The New York Times in February, that’s due to existing “contractual agreements with cable operators.” Fox News already pulls in some of the highest ratings in the cable industry, and officials at the company note that the new service is aimed squarely at channel “superfans” who want more of what the network is offering. The streaming service allows Fox to gain a foothold in the subscription video world that companies like HBO, CBS, and others are joining.