Fox News set to broaden its reach with new overseas streaming service

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Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp said Tuesday it was launching a stand-alone streaming service for its news and business channels that would be available in 20 countries by year's end.


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Fox, which is a streamlined company formed after it sold much of its film and TV entertainment operations to Disney, said the new subscription service would include on-demand content from Fox News and Fox Business Network.

The Fox News International service priced at $6.99 per month will debut in Mexico on August 20 followed by Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on September 17.

It will be in 20 countries by the end of the year, according to the company's Fox News Media unit.

The streaming service will offer content from Fox News, which has been the most-watched cable news channel in recent years and a favorite of President Donald Trump, online without the need for a cable or satellite subscription.

The service will be available on several platforms include iPhone, Android, Apple TV and Android TV, with Amazon Fire TV and Roku expected later.

The move comes amid a polarisation of news audiences in the United States in recent years, with many conservatives turning to Fox and others to rivals CNN and MSNBC.

Murdoch, the 89-year-old media mogul, remains chairman of Fox Corp. wiRead More – Source

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