In a single decision, the once-confusing move of FX branching out into FXX has been justified: the Simpsons are going to…Namibia, I mean, cable syndication! According to Deadline, FXX “has landed the exclusive cable as well as VOD/non-linear rights to the longest-running comedy series in TV history in a deal also set to make TV history as the priciest off-network pact ever, expected to fetch at least $750 million, and the first one to include full digital rights,” which is a fancy way of saying: NO LONGER WILL I HAVE TO DEAL WITH MY LOCAL FOX AFFILIATE ONLY SHOWING EPISODES FROM THE PAST THREE CRAPTACULAR SEASONS.
Also, “full digital rights” = online streaming via VOD = never leaving the house again. Goodbye, social life.
I want more like this!
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