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Cable operator Comcast is teaming with FX Networks to launch a streaming service, dubbed FX+, that will allow its Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform featuring commercial-free current seasons of every FX and FXX original series.

ahs 8 aug 2017FX+ will launch on 5 September, and Xfinity TV customers can add the new service to their video packages for $5.99 per month. In addition to offering complete in-season stacking rights to all of its current original series commercial-free, FX Networks is now the first ad-supported cable portfolio to offer all seasons of the majority of its original series library, including hits like American Horror Story, Damages, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legion, Louie, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy and Terriers.

In all, FX+ will feature more than 1,100 episodes of original programmes spanning the past 15 years, to be rolled out over a period of time. The complete FX+ roster will be available in 2018.

FX+ subscribers will be able to access the FX+ content via Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and website, and FXNOW. In the future, FX+ will also offer some series in 4K as well as temporary downloads of current season episodes.

“This is an exciting day for FX Networks, because it represents the next step in building a consumer experience as good as our original programming brand,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. “We have been diligent about recapturing the in-season stacking rights for all current original programming and recapturing the rights to all seasons of a large portion of our legacy of great original series. Since changing the course of basic cable TV with The Shield, over the past 15 years FX amassed a roster of dramas, comedies and limited series that is unequalled in ad-supported television – and in quality and breadth has few rivals anywhere.” He added: “This initiative represents the first of its kind for an ad-supported cable network, and begins to put us on equal footing with premium networks and streaming services.”

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