As Election Season Begins, Fox News Debuts Paid App

By Andrew Gauthier 


The period after Labor Day marks the official start of the political season, so Fox News believes it’s the right time to introduce its first paid app that will provide premium politics-related news and opinion for Apple’s iPhone.

The app, which isn’t carrying any ads at its launch, is now available in the iTunes for $0.99 alongside free existing apps for the main cable channel, its radio station and the Fox Business network.


In an interview with paidContent, Michael Clemente, SVP for news and editorial, said the paid app is mainly tied to the midterm elections, but depending on its popularity, the News Corp network could extend the life of the app past this political season. More…