FXX Acquires Syndication Rights To ‘The Simpsons’

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The FXX network has secured the syndication rights to The Simpsons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network will begin airing repeat episodes of the Matt Groening animation in August 2014. The deal gives FXX the rights to all 24 seasons that includes 530 episodes chronicling Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as the colorful characters of Springfield.

“We believe we’ll get both reach and frequency from The Simpsons,” FX COO Chuck Saftler shared about the deal. “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.”

Saftler also revealed that FXX will announce the schedule for the popular series on Dec. 3 at a press conference in New York. “Getting the non-linear rights is unprecedented. To be able to strategically offer The Simpsons both linearly and non-linearly helps us future-proof this deal, it helps us be able to acknowledge how viewers want programming today and to build our brand both linear and non-linearly. It’s an unprecedented right and the all-in on the deal was a very high price tag. We bought considerable rights and we basically created some new paradigms out of this.”