Fox News makes Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham available to stream 24/7
NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News is now making Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham available to internet users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The company said on Tuesday it would begin offering subscribers to its streaming service – Fox Nation – prime-time reruns of all three programs on Fox News Channel from the day after they air.
Although Fox Nation currently offers audio-only versions of these shows, this is the first time the streaming service will offer full Fox News TV shows on its platform. Shows will be available from June 2.
Since its inception over two years ago, the subscription service has sought to establish itself with a different programming mix than its TV counterparts. But Fox as a whole has sought in recent months to give its prime-time opinion stars greater visibility.
Carlson at the end of March started a video podcast on Fox Nation. Earlier this month, Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch credited this program and the service’s coverage of the Conservative Political Action Committee meeting for increasing Fox Nation’s subscription rate by 40 % since mid-February.
However, Fox does not provide subscriber data for the service, so it’s impossible to say what such a statistic actually means.
Fox Nation also offered a four-part series on the life of Rush Limbaugh, “Age of Rush,” on its platform in March.