FX expands ad-free service to Cox subscribers

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FX series including "Legion" are available commercial free on FX+. (FX)

FX+, the ad-free version of FX announced for Comcast subscribers in August, is expanding and will now be available to Cox subscribers as well.

Later this month, only a few weeks after the service launched on Comcast’s X1 platform, FX+ will be available on Cox’s pay-TV platform as well for $6 per month.

The service offers in-season stacking of episodes for current FX series as well as access to an on-demand library housing most of FX’s and FXX’s original series.

FX said that the shows will be rolled out “over a period of time” and that all series will be added to the FX+ on-demand library by 2018. The service is planning to offer select series in 4K and to offer downloads for some of the content.

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“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,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement. “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. 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.”

Landgraf told the Hollywood Reporter that interest in the service has thus far exceeded FX’s expectations and that FX is currently in talks with all major cable providers about adding the service.