Comcast said today that its video subscribers will be able to get an ad-free version of the FX channel, starting September 5.
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The nation’s largest cable operator in June launched a similar ad-free service for AMC called AMC Premiere, which costs $4.99 a month.
Called FX+, the FX service will cost $5.99 a month and be available on Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and website, and FXNOW.
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FX said its ad-free edition will include the majority of its original series library, such as The Americans, Fargo, 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.
Due to the number of episodes in the FX Networks library, FX said, the shows will be rolled out over a period of time and it is expected that the complete FX+ roster will be available in 2018.
In the future, FX+ will also offer select series in 4K as well as temporary downloads of current season episodes.
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FX, and AMC, are hoping that enough viewers will want to pay to watch their shows without advertising, particularly live.
However, the $5-$6-a-month price tag may be a bit steep, considering that on-demand services from Hulu, Amazon and Netflix are only a few dollars more per month and they offer far more programming.
Listed below are the series that will be available to FX+ subscribers on demand and commercial-free (*denotes continuing series, and the number of seasons and episodes are included in parenthesis):
- American Horror Story* (6/73)
- Damages (5/59)
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (12/133)*
- The League (7/84)
- Legit (2/26)
- Lights Out (1/13)
- Louie (5/61)
- Nip/Tuck (7/100)
- Over There (1/13)
- Rescue Me (7/93)
- The Riches (2/20)
- The Shield (7/88)
- Sons of Anarchy (7/92)
- Terriers (1/13)
- Thief (1/6)
- Wilfred (4/49)
- The Americans*
- American Crime Story*
- American Horror Story*
- Better Things*
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia*
- The Strain
- Trust (2018)
- Untitled Marvel’s Deadpool Animated Series (2018)
- You’re the Worst*
— Phillip Swann