Eric Strong Named SVP Of Strategic Initiatives For Fox Soul

Eric Strong today was named senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Fox Soul. Effective immediately, he will handle all direct sales, sponsorships, and integrations on the channel, reporting directly to Stephen Brown, EVP of programming and development for Fox Television Stations and Fox First Run. Most recently, Strong was SVP of media platforms and […]

Fox Soul Eyes Profit After Expanding Viewership

After growing its audience in 2021, Fox Soul has ambitious plans to expand its programming and generate revenue. The two-year-old, ad-supported streaming service operates under the wing of the Fox Television Stations group. Fox Soul said its viewership climbed 131% to 61 million viewers and minutes viewed jumped 191% to 700 million in 2021.

Fox Gets Its Game Show Game On

TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp talks with Stephen Brown, EVP of programming development for Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations, about the strategic role of game shows in Fox’s syndication lineup, along with how programming is progressing at Fox Soul, the group’s African-American-targeted streaming channel.

Fox Soul’s ‘Screening Room’ To Spotlight Black Short Feature Filmmakers

Fox Soul has announced Fox Soul’s Screening Room, a weekly, hour-long program meant to highlight and celebrate short films created by Black filmmakers. The debut episode will be hosted by Vivica A. Fox and premiere on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. PT. James DuBose, executive producer and head of programming at Fox Soul, said: […]

‘Hollywood Unlocked With Jason Lee [Uncensored]’ To Debut On Fox Soul

Sporting a brand-new look and format, entertainment podcast Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee [Uncensored], has sealed a deal with Fox Soul to provide the show on the digital platform. The new deal has the show premiering weekly starting Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 p.m. ET. “I’m excited to join the Fox Soul digital television network and bring our show to TV,” said Lee, […]


Pandemic Boosts Streaming, But Discovery Challenges Linger

Executives from Newsy, CBC and Fox Soul have seen record-high pandemic viewership, but they have to maintain a strong ground game in making sure their OTT channels are visible and top-of-mind for new potential viewers. “Operational minutiae” is key to maintaining that visibility in a crowded ecosystem of different platforms and apps, they say.

For Fox Stations, OTT’s Target Is Niche

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy says the group’s decision to target African-American viewers on OTT with Fox Soul was part of a broader strategy to break from the pack in streaming news. News Now, its multiplatform streamer, takes a different tack using live coverage stitched together and “deejayed” from its Phoenix station with other O&Os soon to contribute.

Fox Soul, iHeartMedia And Motown Records Set Motown Special

Fox Soul, iHeartMedia, and Motown Records today have partnered to produce Motown Countdown with iHeartRadio’s Angela Yee, co-host of iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club. This live, four-part limited series will broadcast on each Tuesday in July at 10 p.m. ET with its debut on July 7. James DuBose, head of programming for Fox […]


Executive Session | With Fox Soul, A Niche Approach To OTT

Steve Chung, chief digital officer for Fox Television Stations, says the group’s first foray into OTT is a deliberate attempt to break from the pack with an emphasis on live programming and interactivity in an AVOD model. With Fox Soul, which launched this week, Chung says Fox has laid the foundation to spin up other streaming efforts nimbly and quickly.

Fox Stations Launch Fox Soul Streamer

The new OTT offering targeting African Americans is live, interactive and advertising supported.