Less than two months after Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, Fox Networks is partnering with a Saudi Arabian government-owned media company, CNN Business reports. Fox is partnering with the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), the Middle East’s largest broadcaster, in an effort to bring its streaming service Fox Plus to the region.
Via MBC’s Shahid Plus platform, the newly founded streaming service will be available in 24 countries total, and subscribers will pay $4.99 a month to access English and Arabic language content.
“New services are coming up every day. We have just seen the tip of the iceberg,” General Manager at Fox Networks Group Sanjay Raina announced in a statement. The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering that Fox joined dozens of American news outlets and business leaders in boycotting a Riyadh investment conference in an act of supposed revolt amid speculation that the country’s leadership ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, as per NBC News.