Trump eyeing streaming media channel to compete against Fox: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE is reportedly eyeing his own streaming media channel to compete directly with Fox News amid his administration’s heightened tensions with the news outlet.

"He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it," a source with detailed knowledge of the president’s intentions told Axios.

According to Axios, Trump’s channel would likely charge a fee for the service. Fox charges $5.99 a month for its streaming service Fox Nation.


The president and his supporters have been critical of the network over the past few weeks. Tensions escalated last week after the network was the first to call the state of Arizona for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE

Senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerJilani: China 'sending clear message' to Biden officials with sanctions that opposition could lead to 'future pay cut' Would Trump have gotten away with a self-pardon? History will never know Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon MORE even spoke to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch to complain about the network’s call. 

In his interview on "Fox & Friends" on Election Day, Trump complained that the network has “changed a lot,” Axios notes. 

"Somebody said: What's the biggest difference between this and four years ago? And I say, Fox," he said.

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch said during the company's third quarter earnings call on Nov. 3 that the network welcomes competition. 
"Now 18 years, off the top of my head, of different administrations and different political cycles, we’ve maintained our number one position through all of that," Murdoch said. "We fully expect to be number one and maintain share through that."

"We love competition. We have always thrived with competition. And we have strong competition now," he added.

Updated at 2:57 p.m.