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Comcast, Fox Reach Carriage Deal

Agreement Includes On Demand, Streaming Rights 2/12/2013 4:55 AM Eastern

Comcast Corp. and Fox Networks have reached a new, multi-platform distribution deal for Fox’s broadcast and cable networks.

The agreement extends Comcast's distribtuion deals with cable networks FX, FX Movie Channel, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, MundoFox, Fox Deportes, and Fox Business Network, as well as 20 Fox broadcast stations (13 Fox and 7 MyNet), said network officials. 

In addition, Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers will be able to view on demand series content from such shows as Fox Broadcasting’s Glee, Bones and The Simpsons; FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans; Nat Geo’s Wicked Tuna and Diggers, said Comcast officials.

Comcast also said the company is developing plans long-term to make available next-day full episode streaming of select Fox programming online. Authenticated Xfinity TV customers will also be able to access long-form, full episodes on the company’s social media-enhanced service FOX NOW.

 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, executive vice president of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable in a statement. “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.”

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