Fox Network to Start Requiring Cable or Dish Subscription to Access Online Shows

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Fox Network has announced that next month it will start requiring people to prove that they have a cable or satellite subscription in order to have timely access to online Fox Network content on the Fox website and on Hulu. Those who can authenticate that they have a paid subscription will be able to get past the so-called ‘paywall’ and will be able to access contemporary content the day after it is aired on Fox, just as they can now.

However those without a cable or dish account will be stopped at the pay wall, and will have to wait a week and a day (8 days) before they can see the latest episode of their favorite shows.

Explains Michael Hopkins, President of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox, “We are continually looking at opportunities to provide our pay television distributors with content and products that enhance the value of pay television to subscribers.”

“Our new authentication service will continue to provide next-day access to Fox broadcast shows for our viewers who subscribe to participating pay television providers,” Hopkins added.

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