For those of you that look forward to watching your favorite Fox shows online, you will now have to wait to view it online for free. Starting August 15, 2011, you will have to wait 8 days before you can watch it online, unless you have a DISH Network subscription or a HULU plus account. Fox Networks and Fox Broadcasting Company have announced a new authentication program that requires a cable or Hulu subscription for immediate access to online content. DISH Network is currently the only service provider signed on for the service, but Fox said it has plans to sign with many more cable providers in the near future. This means your favorite shows such as ‘Glee’, ‘Bones’, ‘The Simpsons’, and ‘Family Guy’ will only be accessible to you via hulu.com, dishonline.com and through cable providers that decide they want to participate. For the time being if you don’t have either of the stated subscriptions you will need to wait 8 days for it to become available online. “We are continually looking at opportunities to provide our pay television distributors with content and products that enhance the value of pay television subscribers,” Michael Hopkins, president of Affiliate Sales and Marketing at Fox Networks, said in a statement. “Our new authentication service will continue to provide next-day access to Fox broadcast shows for our viewers who subscribe to participating pay television providers.” This give DISH Network customers the ability to watch what they want anytime, anywhere. TV anywhere is an initiative that lets cable subscribers watch content online. It started in June 2009, with Time Warner starting to provide online access to TNT and TBS content. Dish has launched their TV Everywhere portal named “DISHOnline.com.” DISH Network requires a one- time payment for the content and then can remain completely connected to that service. This will allow them access to all of their live TV and recorded programs, whether it be on a laptop, mobile device, or anywhere in their home using the DISH Network WiFi Monitor.
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