Fox Networks Sign DirecTV Now Deal

Deal will also involve broadcast content
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With the launch of its DirecTV Now service just a week away, AT&T said it has reached a carriage agreement with Fox Networks Group for its DirecTV products, including the over-the-top service.

AT&T has announced a launch event for DirecTV Now on Nov. 28. The over-the-top service will offer more than 100 live streaming and on demand content for $35 per month.

According to a statement, Fox programming available to DirecTV Now customers will include: Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FX, FXX, FXM, FS 1, FS 2, Big Ten Network, 18 Fox regional sports networks, National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild. The parties have also agreed on a framework for Fox Broadcasting programming to be delivered to DirecTV Now customers nationwide.

“We’re delighted and gratified to team up with DirecTV to offer our brands as part of DirecTV Now,” Fox Networks Group President of Distribution Mike Biard said in a statement. “This agreement demonstrates our commitment to providing viewers with a seamless TV experience across the full range of our leading brands in news, sports and entertainment.”

AT&T DirecTV and U-Verse customers will continue to enjoy Fox broadcast stations, cable and regional sports networks live and on-demand through linear TV, online, and TV Everywhere apps.  DirecTV customers will also have access to 4K content from Fox's marquee sports properties including MLB regular season and playoff games, top college football and basketball games, NASCAR races and FIFA World Cup games.

“The expansion of our relationship with Fox enables AT&T to offer Fox content across our platforms and products,” said AT&T chief content officer Dan York in a statement. “And it’s a big win for our DirecTV Now customers, who will have easy and immediate access to a wide array of Fox programming, including popular national and sports content they can watch virtually anywhere, anytime.”

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