Fox Does VOD, Authentication Deals With FiOS TV, Mediacom [Multichannel News]
This is all a part of a recent effort by FOX to urge consumers to push for 'TV Everywhere' access from their service providers. FOX hopes that by including 'TV Everywhere' it will lead to the negotiation of larger carriage deals, which means – higher retransmission fees.
FOX has even set up a notice on its video website for customers with providers who have not struck deals with FOX to urge their providers to get its TV Everywhere services. What's not shown on the website is the fact that to get these deals, the providers have to agree to higher programming fees.
Subscribers to these two providers, as well as Dish Network which previously signed a similar deal with FOX and Hulu Plus subscribers, will be able to view next-day episodes of FOX programming by entering their authentication information into FOX's video site. The deal also allows the providers to offer FOX programming Video On Demand service on its systems. Customers of other providers must wait seven days before FOX programming appears on the Hulu web site.