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FXX to Bow on Sept. 2 With 72 Million Subscribers

Comedic service has secured distribution with all major providers 8/20/2013 09:49:00 AM Eastern

Just two days after Fox Sports 1 bowed in a cable-record 90 million homes, Fox officials announced that FXX will launch to 72 million subscribers on Sept. 2.

The service, which will initially have a comedic bent with original and acquired series and theatricals, has secured distribution on every major provider, according to Fox Networks president Mike Hopkins.

At that level, FXX -- which will premiere with a 34-episode marathon of Parks & Recreation and showcase the ninth and fifth season premieres of original series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League in the 10 p.m. hour on Sept. 4 -- would have almost 20 million more homes than channel position predecessor, Fox Soccer Channel. According to Nielsen universe estimates for August, Fox Soccer had 52.98 million subscribers.

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