FXX Wins First Ever Cable Deal For 'The Simpsons' In Huge Off-Network Deal

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Life continues to be sweet for The Simpsons as it approaches its 26th season, as it has become the most expensive program to be sold to a cable service in an unspecified, multi-million dollar deal. The deal was announced on Friday, 15 November, by the Fox-owned company, who now have the rights to every episode of the longest running comedy series of all time.

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The show will make the move to cable broadcast for the first time

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new deal covers all existing 24 seasons of the much-loved series, which already includes 530 episodes, with more due to be added to the rooster following the airing of the 25th and 26th seasons of the show on Fox. This will mark the first time the Matt Groening show will be given exclusive coverage on a cable channel, and also marks the first time that the series has been legally made available to stream online, when it becomes available on FXNOW.

"We believe we'll get both reach and frequency from The Simpsons," FX COO Chuck Saftler told THR, adding, “Frequency tends to come from acquired series, where if you're a fan of that show, you'll come back multiple times. It's a way to create sampling for original programming to other programming we'll have on FXX. I couldn't think of a deeper, richer, broader way to create awareness, sampling and breadth for FXX."

No word has been given yet as to how often the show will air on the cable channel, although we do already know that the show will begin airing by August 2014. The network will begin airing episodes from season 25 as soon as season 26 goes to air, and will repeat this process should the show get picked up for a 27th season, and so on.

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Subsequent seasons will be aired on FXX after they appear on Fox


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