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FX & Comcast launch premium ad-free service

Digital-headerAmerican Horror Story 2FX Networks and Comcast will launch FX+, a new service that will allow Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform featuring ad-free current seasons of every FX and FXX original series.

FX+ will launch on September 5 and Xfinity TV customers can add the new service to their video package for $5.99 per month.

The service will feature more than 1,100 episodes of original programmes spanning the past 15 years. Due to the number of episodes in the FX Networks library, 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.

Shows on the platform include American Horror Story, Damages, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nip/Tuck and more.

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 select series in 4K as well as temporary downloads of current season episodes.

John Landgraf, CEO at FX Networks and FX Productions, said: “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.

“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. We appreciate our partnership with Matt Strauss and everyone at Comcast who had the vision to support the creation and launch of FX+, which adds significant value for Comcast and its subscribers.”

This June, FX promoted a trio of executives, with Colette Wilson becoming senior VP of current series, Barbara Crawford upped from a director post to become VP of current series and Kevin Wandell named VP of development.