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…