Fox Nation turns up on fuboTV

Fox Nation, Fox’s subscription-based streaming service, has made its way onto FuboTV screens as part of a new partnership between the two companies.

For $5.99 per month, FuboTV subscribers can access over 5,000 hours of Fox Nation original content. The service is available via FuboTV’s app on connected TVs, mobile devices as well as desktop.

Fox Nation offers content similar to that of Fox News Channel (FNC), with commentary, reality and general interest programming. Titles include “Tucker Carlson Today,” “Duck Family Treasure” and “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.” Subscribers can also access FNC’s primetime shows on demand.

“We’re delighted to partner with FuboTV to offer Fox Nation as part of their growing content offering and bring our loyal audience more ways to access the wide variety of signature content that they crave,” said Jason Klarman, president of Fox Nation, in a statement.

Interestingly, Fox Nation has never disclosed its subscriber count, ever since the service launched in 2018. Though Klarman told Variety last year that 80% of people who try Fox Nation “typically stick with it.”

Tubi, on the other hand – Fox’s free ad-supported video service – reached 51 million monthly active users in Q1 2022.

In a May interview with Axios, Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch said the company plans to invest between $200 and $300 million annually for its streaming ventures.

Fox last year introduced Fox Weather, a free AVOD service dedicated to in-depth weather coverage. Fox Weather has since expanded its distribution footprint to Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, YouTube TV, FuboTV and others.

Lachlan told Axios the Fox Weather app has been downloaded over 1.5 million times since its debut.

As for FuboTV, the virtual MVPD has been building up its free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) portfolio. It added last week Crackle and Popcornflix channels to its U.S. platform and last month picked up a set of FAST channels from Trusted Media Brands.

Until recently, fuboTV had been at odds with Univision over a renewed carriage agreement. FuboTV had stated Univision’s contract offer would have costed the streamer more than double its current rates. The companies managed to resolve the dispute earlier this month, signing a new contract.