- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The staunchest Fox News fans will soon have a stand-alone subscription service to supplement the network’s existing content.

Fox Nation is on its way for news consumers who can’t get enough of the network’s 24-hour cable broadcast fare. The announcement comes as a growing number of cable news subscribers in general are “cutting the cord,” although its development head says Fox is merely giving supporters what they want.

“I don’t think this is about competing with our rivals. It’s about serving our audience,” John Finley told The New York Times on Monday night. “We know who our audience is. We know what they want.”

Mr. Finley said the bottom line is that hardcore Fox consumers — “superfans” — will tune in.

“These are the folks who watch Fox News every night for hours at a time, the dedicated audience that really wants more of what we have to offer,” he told the newspaper. “[They] value our product so much, they go to hotels and if they can’t have Fox, they send us emails. They go on cruises, and if they can’t have Fox, they send us emails. This is a way for us to meet that demand.”

The executive said subscription costs for the service, which is expected to arrive by the end of the year, have yet to be determined.

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