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With the first three GOP debates of this election cycle averaging 20 million viewers, Fox Business Network knows it is poised to have its biggest night ever on Tuesday, when it hosts the 4th GOP debate. In an effort to ensure as many people as possible can view it, the network is teaming up with cable and satellite providers to unbundle the channel in time for the debate.
DirecTV, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Frontier, Wide Open West and Cable One and many National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) member companies, will unbundle FBN, making the channel available to their full subscriber base ahead of the debate which will be held in Milwaukee.
“We are grateful that our distribution partners, like us at Fox Business Network, recognize the importance of providing the debate to as many subscribers as possible,” FBN evp Tim Carry said. “The debate falls at a pivotal time in the election cycle and through the help and support of these partners, many more of their customers will have access to it on November 10th.”
Currently FBN is available in 70 million homes. CNBC, which carried the most recent debate, is in 97 million homes.