Fox Switches To Free Streaming, Returns To Twitter

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Amid cord-cutting as well as a coronavirus pandemic that is changing viewer consumption, Fox Corp. is taking a temporary step away from the cable bundle and making its television properties freely available to stream.

Fox News will now become available to stream without paying for cable, the company said Wednesday. The move was described as a partnership with Fox’s pay TV providers.

Cable news channels like CNN and MSNBC are available to view online with a cable provider sign-in. CNN dropped its cable authentication for a coronavirus town hall on Friday and plans on doing the same for a follow-up event on Thursday, but the channel isn’t planning on making its full feed available for free.

Fox has also begun tweeting again after stopping more than a year ago after protesters showed up outside the home of Tucker Carlson.