Fox Networks Group, AT&T Expand Distribution Agreement


DALLAS/LOS ANGELES: Fox Networks Group has reached a deal to extend its portfolio of networks across AT&T DIRECTV products, including the new streaming service DIRECTV NOW.

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 companies have also agreed on a framework for programming from the FOX Broadcasting Company to be delivered to DIRECTV NOW customers nationwide.

Fox Networks Group’s president of distribution, Mike Biard, 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.”

“The expansion of our relationship with Fox enables AT&T to offer Fox content across our platforms and products,” added Dan York, the chief content officer for AT&T. “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.”