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DirecTV Viewers to Get FX Programs in Advance

Fox Entertainment Group has agreed to provide DirectTV (opens in new tab) viewers access to primetime content from Fox's FX cable network up to 48 hours in advance of their airing on broadcast television.

The service, set to begin in March, will allow subscribers the option of choosing between pre-air and post-air television for the first time.

"Growing out interactive/on-demand service is a top priority for DirectTV and our partnership with Fox is further testament to the commitment DirectTV is making to delivering the very best in television and entertainment programming," said Chase Carey, DirectTV president and CEO.

The service will cost subscribers $2.99 for pre-air access and $.99 for viewing Fox material on a six to seven delay basis.