FX to Shut Down Ad-Free Subscription Service FX+ in August

FX’s short-lived subscription service, FX+, which offered advertising-free versions of its programming to TV subscribers for an additional fee, is shutting down next month.
A notice on the company’s FX+ website says that it will no longer b…

FX’s short-lived subscription service, FX+, which offered advertising-free versions of its programming to TV subscribers for an additional fee, is shutting down next month.

A notice on the company’s FX+ website says that it will no longer be available beginning Aug. 21. According to FX’s customer-service site, FX+ subscriptions will automatically end on Aug. 21, 2019.

The $5.99-per-month service was available to all those who have some sort of TV subscription. The service was available to roughly 90 million U.S. customers. FX+ featured every season of FX original series, totaling more than 1400 episodes. FX+ was an attempt to drive incremental revenue to the cable network without have to license their programming to streaming outlets.

FX never disclosed how many subscribers it had for FX+.

But now that its under Disney, which purchased FX along with a slew of other film and TV assets from 21st Century Fox, FX programming is expected to live on Hulu, which is also controlled by Disney. When Disney+ launches in November, the company will have three separate streaming services, along with ESPN+.

More to come…

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