Fox is putting limits on the online streaming of its shows via Hulu and Fox.com, requiring viewers to enter a login and password to prove they have a paid television subscription, the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog reports.
The password requirement will go into effect Aug. 15, with Dish Network being the first pay-TV service to make an agreement with Fox. No other cable or satellite company is as yet part of the pact, the piece notes.
For non-Dish subscribers or people without pay-TV service, the Fox shows will be available eight days after they are broadcast for free. Previously most shows from Fox were ready to view online the day after they aired on TV.
Subscribers to Hulu Plus, Hulu’s paid subscription service, will still be able to still watch the shows a day after broadcast.