In a recent announcement, Fox Networks Group and AT&T confirmed that both the parties have successfully reached an agreement. This deal will ensure that all the AT&T DirecTV products will continue to receive the entire collection of Fox Networks channels.
This means that the Fox Networks channels will also be available on AT&T’s latest streaming service, DirecTV Now, which will be available to the subscribers by the end of this month. DirecTV Now subscribers will be able to all the Fox programming which includes Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, 18 Fox regional sports networks, Big Ten Network, FS 2, FS 1, FXM, FXX, FX, Fox Business Network, and Fox News Channel.
In addition to that, both the major companies have also agreed on a framework for the Fox Broadcasting Company programming, which will be later delivered to all the DirecTV Now subscribers in the entire nation. Furthermore, U-Verse and all DirecTV packages subscribers can continue to access Fox broadcast stations, regional sports networks, and other channels, both live and On-Demand through the TV Everywhere app, linear TV, and online.
DirecTV subscribers will also be able to access the 4K content offered by Fox’s marquee sports properties, which includes FIFA World Cup games, NASCAR races, top college basketball, football games, as well as the fan favorite MLB regular season and the playoff games.
Mike Biard, Fox Networks Group President of Distribution said, “We’re delighted and gratified to team up with DIRECTV to offer our brands as part of DIRECTV NOW. 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.”
Chief Content Officer for AT&T, Dan York, said, “The expansion of our relationship with Fox enables AT&T to offer Fox content across our platforms and products. 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.”
AT&T had earlier announced that their latest streaming service would offer more than a hundred popular channels to their subscribers at an affordable price of just $35 per month. DirecTV Now subscribers can stream and access their favorite TV shows and other contents either over a wireless or wired internet connection.