FX Networks tomorrow will unveil its “Simpsons World” immersive, interactive digital and online experience. “Simpsons World” will provide authenticated users with a deep catalog of clips, fun facts and, for the first time ever, instant and on-demand access to every single episode of the long running animated series The Simpsons – all 552 episodes (25 Seasons). Each new episode from the current 26th season will be available for viewing the day after its original broadcast on Fox broadcast network. The tailored Simpsons experience will be available via SimpsonsWorld.com, as well as the FXNOW app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Xbox One, Xbox 360, AppleTV, and Samsung Smart TVs.
“Fans will be able to seamlessly move in and out of the deepest digital archive of any TV series online ever – wherever they are and however they want – and dive deeper into this colorful world through many additional features built into this site,” Stephanie Gibbons, President of Marketing and On-Air Promotions, FX Networks, boasted in today’s announcement.
“Hello ‘Simpsons World,’ goodbye free time! Seriously,” chimed in Simpsons executive producer and show runner Al Jean.
Additional initial “Simpsons World” features include:
· “Everything Simpsons,” a newsfeed showcasing the latest Simpsons news, social media updates, “Did You Know” fun facts, featured episode playlists and clips
· “The Simpsons Heartbeat” which organizes the complete catalogue of episodes by popularity
· Ability to browse the catalogue by season, playlist, most popular episodes and exclusive video content
· A responsive search function allowing users to find video of their favorite characters and guest stars in the entire catalogue or any of the nearly 3,000 clips
“Simpsons World” will continue to expand its premium content in early 2015 with additional exclusive offerings including “Explore Characters” featuring special character moments, character bios, images, etc.; “Episode Guide” offering time-synced “Did You Know”/“You May Have Missed” fun facts and a script view allowing users to follow along with the episode and share their favorite quotes on social media; and “Advance Search” making searchable every word of dialog from every single episode.
In August, through its deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television, FXX became the cable network home for all seasons of The Simpsons, excluding seasons airing in their first run on Fox. FX Networks’ app, FXNOW, will be the exclusive non-linear home for all seasons of The Simpsons, excluding those airing in their first run on Fox. FXX will acquire subsequent seasons of the series.