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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Fox’s online TV lockdown goes into effect

Visitors to Hulu and will find an eight-day wait between them and the latest Fox content. (SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES)
Fans of Fox shows such as Family Guy and Fringe trying to view content online could find themselves faced with an authentication prompt asking them to log in with their DISH Network account to see the latest episodes of their favorite shows.

Starting this week, Fox has made good on its announced policy that users interested in seeing the most recent episode of Fox shows will have to verify that they are a DISH Network subscriber or — on Hulu — a subscriber to the online video site’s premium service. Otherwise, they’ll have to wait eight days to watch it online.

While DISH is the only company to sign on thus far, Fox has been leading a movement to get “TV Everywhere,” pushed out to more service providers. On their page explaining the program and on locked shows, it’s giving frustrated fans a link to let tell other companies that they’d like to have access to the network’s content.

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