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Fox Weather gets carriage on Amazon Freevee, Verizon Fios

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a press conference after touring damage caused by Hurricane Ian on September 30, 2022.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a press conference after touring damage caused by Hurricane Ian on September 30, 2022. (Still frame via Fox Weather broadcast, Graphic by The Desk)

Fox News Media’s streaming, ad-supported weather service Fox Weather expanded its availability this week with a set of deals that brings the channel to Amazon’s Freevee and Verizon Fios.

The carriage deal announced on Wednesday comes as the channel creeps close to its one-year anniversary. It also coincides with Fox Weather’s ongoing coverage of Hurricane Ian, which slammed into the southwestern coast of Florida as a dangerous Category 4 storm earlier this week.

“As we approach the one-year anniversary of Fox Weather, we are pleased to see a continued demand for our innovative weather service,” Sharri Berg, the president of Fox Weather, said in a statement. “With the expanded distribution across Verizon Fios and Amazon Freevee, Fox Weather now has a strong foothold across major platforms.”

Users of Amazon’s free, ad-supported service Freevee can access Fox Weather from the live TV section of the app. Freevee’s live video streams are also available to subscribers of Amazon Prime Video.

Customers of Verizon Fios can watch Fox Weather in high definition on Fios Channel 613 and in standard definition on Fios Channel 113. Verizon Fios offers television and wired Internet service in Baltimore, Norfolk, Richmond, Washington (D.C.) and parts of the tri-state area around New York City.

The carriage deal adds to Fox Weather’s distribution across free, ad-supported streaming services and pay television platforms. Fox Weather is also offered as a free stream through Fox’s Tubi, the Roku Channel, Comcast’s Xumo, YouTube and Amazon News. Subscribers of Fubo TV, Vidgo, DirecTV Stream and YouTube TV also have access to Fox Weather as part of their base programming package.

Some Fox Weather programming is simulcast on the Fox Business Network and local, over-the-air stations owned by Fox Corporation, including KICU-TV (Channel 36) in Oakland, KCOP (Channel 13) in Los Angeles and WWOR (Channel 9) in New York City. Most Fox-owned stations also include a full-time simulcast of Fox Weather on a digital sub-channel of its main broadcast station.

In addition to the streaming channel, Fox Weather offers local weather conditions, forecasts and weather-related news through its website and free smartphone app. The Fox Weather website and app also include the free streaming channel.

Fox Weather shares common ownership with the Fox News Channel, but is editorially separate from it and other Fox News Media brands.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).