By Sahil Patel
When FXX won a bidding war last year to bring every season of “The Simpsons” to cable television for the first time, the deal also gave the burgeoning network non-linear and VOD rights to the animated show’s entire library.
The network has now announced exactly how “The Simpsons”’ digital presence will take shape. In October, FXX plans to launch “Simpsons World,” a digital hub that will offer every episode of the show (more than 550 across 25 seasons). This content will also be available on FXNow video apps, which are available on iOS and Android mobile devices, the Xbox One and 360, and various other connected-TVs and set-top devices.
The only requirement, unsurprisingly, is that the content will be restricted to “authenticated viewers.” (Which means you will need pay-TV login information for an account that subscribes to FXX.) That said, those that do will be able to watch episodes, share clips, create playlists, and interact with other features.