Fox Television Stations is debuting a new, live, ad-supported streaming platform aimed at African-American viewers called Fox Soul.
According to the announcement, Fox Soul will ” aim to celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African American community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers.”
The free channel will be a combination of original new programs and existing shows from local Fox stations.
“We are proud to debut this African American focused channel, created by and for the members of the black community. We intend to inform, inspire, and empower our viewers by meeting their needs for authentic conversations on topics relevant to our lives,” said James DuBose, head of programming for Fox Soul.
The channel’s lineup will combine live, interactive, original programming like “On the 7 with Dr. Sean,” “The Mike and Donny Show,” “The Tammi Mac Late Show,” “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan,” “Fit and Fab with Elise Neal,” and “One on One with Keyshia Cole,” with locally produced FOX TV shows, including “Later with Leon,” “The Q,” “Dish Nation,” “The Isiah Factor: Uncensored” and “Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers.”
FOX SOUL original programming will be available on weeknights from 6 p.m. PST through 10 p.m. PST, followed by two hours of FOX TV’s locally produced programming. This marks the first OTT streaming endeavor for Fox Television Stations.
“FOX SOUL slaps down misnomers about our people and celebrates our culture and our excellence. I could not have asked for a better platform to speak greatness about and into my community. I’m confident our content will live up to its purpose and tagline, ‘Our Voice, Our Truth,'” said Tammi Mac, host of “The Tammi Mac Late Show.”