Fox Corporation and VIZIO Announce Expanded Multi-Year Distribution Partnership
Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) today announced a multi-year expansion of their distribution partnership. The FOX Sports app is now available on VIZIO Smart TVs, joining Tubi, FOX Nation, and FOX NOW. As part of the agreement, the FOX Weather channel has been added to VIZIO WatchFree+, alongside existing FOX ad-supported channels LiveNOW and FOX Soul. VIZIO Ads will also have access to FOX’s premium inventory for audience-based opportunities with advertisers.
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To celebrate the launch of FOX Sports, VIZIO’s Home Screen will feature a “sports blitz” creative execution highlighting live College Football and NFL games throughout the weekend of November 12-13. Built for the modern sports fan, the FOX Sports app is the home for streaming live and on-demand sports from FOX, FS1, FS2, and FOX Deportes all in one app. Every Live FOX Sports game and studio show is available to TV subscribers, making NFL, MLB, NASCAR, College Football, College Basketball, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, CONCACAF Soccer, MLS, WWE, USFL, and Liga MX, as well as on-demand highlights of top moments from user-favorite shows and leagues all one click away.
Additionally, viewers now have access to even more FIFA World Cup content, with the launch of Tubi’s exclusive FIFA World Cup Linear FAST channel.
Expanded FAST Channel Line-Up
In addition to the FOX Sports app, FOX Weather is now available on WatchFree+, VIZIO’s free streaming service, joining LiveNOW from FOX and FOX Soul. Operated by FOX News Media, FOX Weather is a 24/7 free ad-supported television service (FAST) that builds upon FOX News Channel’s expansive news gathering units and FOX Television Stations’ resources. The channel offers users an innovative approach to forecasting with a combined 120 meteorologists and a comprehensive suite of weather products in addition to live programming.
“We are pleased to extend and expand our long-standing relationship with VIZIO as we bring FOX Weather and the FOX Sports app to VIZIO users and provide them with greater access to our industry-leading portfolio of news, sports and entertainment,” said BJ Elias, Executive Vice President, Distribution Advanced Services, Fox Corporation.