Soon you may be able to watch your favorite FOX station anywhere, including primetime content. With the operative word being may.
Yesterday at the NAB conference the FOX network unveiled its “TV Everywhere” plan to their affiliate stations that would allow you to stream a live, linear feed of your local FOX station or video-on-demand content on your laptop, PC, or mobile device. After authentication as paying TV customer of course. Sorry all of us who want to unchain ourselves from overpriced TV packages.
However, details so far point to affiliates as having to pay the FOX network for ‘TV Everywhere’ rights if they want to offer the streaming service in their market. Considering that stations already pay the network retransmission fees for pay tv subscribers ranging from $0.25 to $0.75 per pay TV subscriber per month, this TV everywhere thing may come with an asterisk for some.
The service launches this fall.