FX will now have a new official streaming home for its library of current and legacy series along with new series with the launch of FX on Hulu beginning in March 2020.
The official launch arrives months after FX+, the network’s ad-free streaming service, announced it would be shutting down in late August. FX+ launched on Comcast's Xfinity platform in September 2017, and about one year later it became available for customers of many other pay TV providers. Unlike lots of other streaming video services, FX+ required customers to have a pay TV subscription before they could get FX+’s commercial-free service. The service was available for $5.99 per month.
The pillars of Disney’s streaming strategy are Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, so it stands to reason that Disney would shutter FX+ and fold all its content into Hulu.
Additionally, FX will produce original content exclusively for FX on Hulu beginning with four original series slated for 2020 including the limited series “Devs,” “Mrs. America” and “A Teacher” along with “The Old Man.”
“We’re excited to become the official streaming home to the award-winning current and legacy series that FX has produced over nearly two decades, as well as brand-new original series that will be exclusive to Hulu subscribers – all available through ‘FX on Hulu,’” said Hulu CEO Randy Freer in a statement.
“We’re thrilled to have Hulu as our streaming partner with the creation of FX on Hulu, which will be the best and most complete representation of the FX brand, finally putting us on equal footing with competitors like HBO. This will allow us to expand FX’s original programming lineup and to reach Hulu’s growing audience of young and highly engaged subscribers, whom we believe will love these shows. We are more committed than ever to quality over quantity, with our primary focus on excellence that can cut through the clutter at a time of unprecedented consumer choice,” said John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement.