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FX Strikes Deal With Comcast for Ad-Free Premium Service

FX Strikes Deal With Comcast for Ad-Free Premium Service

FX has joined the list of networks with their own online streaming services.

FX+ launches September 5th and Xfinity customers can access it through Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and website as well as FXNow.

The cable network has struck a deal with Comcast to offer a commercial-free experience for its now airing shows, and some older ones, through a service, called FX+, that will start in September. It remains to be seen, though, if FX decides to open up its streaming service to cord cutters. According to The New York Times, those who subscribe to Comcast Xfinity will be able to subscribe to FX+ for $5.99 per month.

Photo Kathy Bates in "American Horror Story", one of several FX shows that will be available commercial free to Comcast subscribers for an extra fee.

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FX+ offerings will include American Horror Story, Damages, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legion, Louie, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, and Terriers.

Like most networks, FX already has an app that lets you watch new episodes of now airing seasons, and as long as you have some sort of cable package that includes FX, you can do so for free. "Atlanta", FX's breakout comedy from Donald Glover, also has a streaming deal with Hulu. A while back, we did a survey and most people responded that they would prefer to pay more for Netflix than to have to watch commercials, so it doesn't seem unreasonable that this might be true for other networks, right?

FX joins the crowded field of cable-to-streaming networks, including HBO Go/Now, AMC Premiere, and CBS All Access, which will be the first to premiere an original series exclusively on the digital platform with Star Trek: Discovery.


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