FXX Lands The Simpsons in Record-Breaking Syndication Deal

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The Simpsons are headed to cable - for a record sum of money.

FXX announced today that it won a bidding war to secure the exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to the longest-running series in television history.

It is believed the network paid $750 million in what is easily the biggest off-network deal of all-time.

The Simpsons Family Photo

Starting in August 2014, FXX will be the cable home for Homer, Bart and company, excluding seasons airing in their first run on Fox.

“The Simpsons is indisputably one of the greatest shows in television history,” said FX President John Landgraf.  “We are honored to have it associated with FX Networks and FXX.  This was a very long, hard and complicated negotiation and I credit the relentlessness and diligence of Chuck Saftler for getting it done.

"I also want to thank Gary Newman and Dana Walden at TCFTV, and Greg Meidel and Steve MacDonald at Twentieth Television.  Most important of all, I want to thank Jim Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean and everyone at Gracie Films for this new partnership.”

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