Viewers of Fox programming in the Triangle who get their cable from AT&T U-verse can now watch shows like “Empire,” “Bones,” “Two and a Half Men,” and the WRAL News on Fox 50 on the go with the new Watch Fox 50 app.
The app requires that users log in with their U-verse credentials, but the app itself and individual programs are free.
Capitol Broadcasting, parent company of Fox 50 (and WRAL TechWire) has partnered with mobile video start-up TotalCast to create the app. Fox 50 is the first independently owned TV station to launch its own stand-alone app allowing local viewers to watch national network content on a TV station-specific mobile app.
“As local broadcasters, we want our news, sports and entertainment programming on as many platforms and devices as possible,” said CBC Vice President and General Manager of CBC New Media James F. Goodmon, Jr. “We are excited about launching this innovative TV experience which gives Raleigh-Durham pay TV subscribers unlimited access to Fox 50 wherever they are and whenever they want to watch. When you realize there are more mobile devices than TVs, it is easy to see the value of local broadcasters launching ‘TV everywhere’ platforms like the Watch Fox 50 app.”
TotalCast’s patented technology is able to detect the location of a mobile device to provide service only within the Fox 50 viewing area which covers the following North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson and Mecklenburg County in Virginia.