Fox News is withdrawing all its bars and using all of its popular names to drive viewers to its all-new advertisement-free streaming platform, Fox Nation. Fox Nation is an on-demand, premium, members-only video streaming service which will debut around the fourth quarter of 2018.
Who will lead?
Fan favorite Fox & Friends is expected to have a regular part on the new streaming platform of the Fox, the network said on Wednesday. Fox Nation also announced its opening talent lineup, which includes some big names like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson.
John Finley, the senior vice president of the network, said, “We are thrilled to announce that our most popular hosts and contributors from FOX News will be among the key talent involved in Fox Nation.” Among other hosts, senior political analyst Brit Hume, conservative commentators Tomi Lahren and Britt McHenry, Fox & Friends co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy are expected to be regulars on Fox Nation.
As the new platform is supposed to be a streaming service, on-demand access will be available on tablets, phones, smart TVs, computers, and anywhere else that allows streaming video. Fox is yet to disclose a full schedule of programs, but it has already announced that Lahren will present both Final Thoughts on Fox Nation at 5 p.m. and First Thoughts regularly on the network at 9:30 a.m.
Fox network has been the most watched news channel in America for last 16 years, and Fox Nation is expected to enhance the fan base.