Fox Business has reached deals with several distributors to open its feed to all subscribers to watch the network’s Nov. 10 Republican Presidential debate.
DirecTV, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Frontier, Wide Open West, Cable One and National Cable Television Cooperative members will unbundle Fox Business Network for the telecast, according to network officials. Fox Business is currently available in more than 70 million homes.
We are grateful that our distribution partners, like us at Fox Business Network, recognize the importance of providing the debate to as many subscribers as possible,” said Tim Carey, executive VP for distribution for Fox Business and Fox News Channel in a statement. “The debate falls at a pivotal time in the election cycle and through the help and support of these partners, many more of their customers will have access to it on November 10th."
Fox Business hopes to capitalize on the ratings momentum generated from three previous Republican debate telecasts. CNBC’s Republican Debate telecast last week drew a network-record 14 million viewers, while an August Fox News Republican debate drew a record 25 million watchers.
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