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FX to Offer Ad-Free Shows Via Comcast

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 StoryDamagesIt’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaThe LeagueLegionLouieNip/TuckRescue Me, The ShieldSons 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):

ALL SEASONS

  • 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)

CURRENT SEASON

  • The Americans*            
  • American Crime Story*
  • American Horror Story*
  • Archer*
  • Atlanta*
  • Baskets*
  • Better Things*
  • Fargo*
  • Feud*
  • It’s Always Sunny  in Philadelphia*
  • Legion*
  • Snowfall*
  • The Strain
  • Taboo*
  • Trust (2018)
  • Untitled Marvel’s Deadpool Animated Series (2018)
  • You’re the Worst*

    — Phillip Swann

 

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