It’s the most expensive off-network pact in TV history. FXX has beaten out five other networks to score the exclusive cable, as well as VOD and non-linear rights, to FOX’s long-running animated comedy “The Simpsons”.
How much is the deal expected to be worth? At least $750 million. The length of the agreement runs a decade, meaning FXX will essentially be paying $1.25 million per week for the entire length of the deal.
Currently in the midst of its 25th season, FXX will have access to the first 24 seasons and all 530 episodes from August next year.
It will also get access to subsequent seasons not in first-run on Fox once the following season begins on that network (so Season 25 will come to FXX once Season 26 begins on FOX).
Once the deal begins, the soon to launch mobile app FXNOW will be able to offer all seasons of The Simpsons that are available on FXX.
Source: The Trades