It’s official. Fox Nation, Fox News’ new on-demand, subscription-only streaming channel, is now live and offering original programming to Fox News’ fans. The hosts of “Un-PC,” Britt McHenry and Tyrus, teased viewers Sunday evening with some of the content they can expect on Fox Nation, which they are calling “Opinion Done Right.” The New York Times calls compares it to “Netflix for conservatives.” For $5.99 a month or $64.99 a year, Fox Nation subscribers can access the on-demand streaming subscription service on their smartphones, tablets, computers and some TV devices.
Subscribers will be able to access original programming including a documentary on the Trumps called “The First Family,” and “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa.” Other featured programs include “One Smart Person and Greg Gutfeld,” with host Gutfeld interviewing someone he deems to be really smart, and “What America Great” with Brian Kilmead.
Because Fox Nation, designed to complement Fox news, is supported with subscription revenue, the streaming service will be commercial free. Programs will be shown as scheduled and then be available on demand, so subscribers can watch programs at their leisure. Fox says the streaming app was developed for its loyal audience.
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“We have fans,” said John Finley for Fox Nation in a New York Times article. “Other news organizations simply have viewers.”
Fox Nation announced that, starting Tuesday, Fox Nation would begin on weekdays at 7 a.m. Eastern with “Primetime Highlights” to be hosted by Rob Schmitt and Carley Shimkus. The pair will review the previous night’s Fox News Channel content and provide commentary and insights. Viewers will also be able to catch up on Fox favorites such as “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” “The Ingraham Angle,” and “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Beam,” says Fox Nation.
Other programming available on Fox Nation includes:
- Stuart Varney’s “My Take”
- “Trending” with co-hosts Guy Benson and Marie Harf
- Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Liberty File”
- David Webb’s “Reality Check”
- “Starnes Country” with Todd Starnes for “gun-toting, bible-clinging deplorables,” joked the host
- “Fox & Friends’ After the Show Show”
- Tomi Lahren’s “First Thoughts” and “Final Thoughts”
- “Deep Dive” featuring commentators like Steve Hilton (“The Next Revolution) and Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal talking about hot political topics
- “Un-PC” with McHenry and Tyrus
- “The Fuhrman Diaries” featuring former L.A. police detective Mark Fuhrman who gained notoriety during the O. J. Simpson trial
- “War Stories with Oliver North”
- “Three Days in January”
- “Terror Strikes Back: Boston Strikes Back”
During the Sunday promo, Fox Nation hosts and co-hosts took turns sharing snippets about their upcoming shows. When asked how he would “take the venom out of the bite” for civil conversation and discourse, Tyrus replied, “…has to do with our verbiage. We’re going to single out the individual. When you make choices, your political affiliation – just like your race – has nothing to do with the choices you make. It has to do with the content of your character, so we’re going to focus on that more and also has to do with people doing things well.”
What fans won’t see on Fox Nation are programs that are part of Fox News’ regular broadcast or hosts like Chris Wallace or Shepard Smith.
Fox Nation is an interesting concept, and one that must require a significant investment considering all the new programming the streaming app is producing. Fox must be careful that its new subscription service is truly complementing its Fox News programming, so it doesn’t cannibalize or compete with its current success. It will want to tap its loyal audience but without losing their viewership on broadcast television. Can they pull it off?