Fox (international)

Summary

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Fox is a brand of television channels owned by Fox Networks Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The brand was included with Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019. It shares its name with the Fox Broadcasting Company, a now un-affiliated American television network owned by the Fox Corporation, which was spun off from 21st Century Fox before the sale. With the exception of the channel in Turkey, which focuses on original programming, the international Fox channels generally focus on syndicated programming.

As part of an agreement with Fox Corporation, Disney will phase out the Fox brand by 2024; the brand will continue to be leased as part of the transitional phase. As of 2022, areas that have been affected by the discontinuation of the Fox brand have included Latin America and Brazil; these networks have since been relaunched under the Star (stylized as ST★R) branding.[1]

Current channels

Asia

  • Fox Japan

Belgium

  • Fox is a Flemish channel launched on October 1, 2015.

Bulgaria

  • Fox is a Bulgarian channel launched on October 15, 2012.

Finland

  • Fox (formerly SuomiTV) is a Finnish channel launched on 2009.

Greece

  • Fox is a Greek channel launched on 1 October 2012.

Italy

  • Fox is an Italian channel launched on July 31, 2003.

Middle East and North Africa

  • Fox is a Middle Eastern and North African channel launched on March 1, 2011.

Netherlands

Poland

  • Fox is a Polish channel launched on 6 November 2010.

Portugal

  • Fox is a Portuguese channel launched in 2003.

Russia

  • Fox (previously Fox Crime) is a Russian television channel, launched on March 5, 2008.

Serbia

  • Fox is a Serbian television channel, launched on October 15, 2012. Previously under the name Fox Televizija, which launched on December 31, 2006 and broadcasts all programs before acquired by Greece’s Antenna Group and became Prva Srpska Televizija on September 20, 2010.

Spain

  • Fox is a Spanish channel launched on June 30, 2002.

Turkey

  • Fox is a Turkish general entertainment channel launched in 2007. It replaced TGRT.

Former channels

Hungary

  • Fox was a Hungarian basic cable TV channel launched on February 4, 2014. The channel was shut down on April 30, 2018 to focus on its streaming service, Fox+.[2]

Latin America

  • Fox Channel was a Latin American channel launched on August 14, 1993. It was relaunched as Star Channel in February 22, 2021.[3]

Norway

  • Fox was a Norwegian channel launched on July 1, 2013. The channel closed on March 31, 2021 with its content shifting to Disney+.[4]

Germany, Austria and Switzerland

  • Fox was a German channel launched on May 20, 2008. The channel closed on September 30, 2021, with its content shifting to the Star content hub on Disney+.[5]

Asia

  • Fox Asia, the channel closed in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong on October 1, 2021 and Taiwan on January 1st with its content shifting to the Star content hub on Disney+ (for Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Taiwan) and Disney+ Hotstar (for Southeast Asia region outside Singapore and Philippines).[6]
  • Fox Thailand
  • Fox Philippines
  • Fox Korea, due to the ongoing expansion of Star in 2020, "T.cast", the licensor of FOX in Korea, announced that they would relaunch the channel as Ch.NOW [ko].
  • Fox Taiwan, due to the launch of Disney+ in the region on November 12th 2021, it was announced that Fox (along with Disney Channel and Disney Junior) would be ceasing broadcast on January 1st 2022, with its content moving to the Star content hub on Disney+.

South Africa

  • Fox (formerly Fox Entertainment) was a South African channel launched on May 1, 2010 and closed on October 1, 2021. Its content would move to Disney+, which will launch in South Africa in Summer 2022.[7][8]

UK and Ireland

  • Fox (previously FX289 and FX) was a British and Irish channel launched on 12 January 2004. The channel closed on 1 July 2021, with its content moving to the Star content hub on Disney+.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Disney Renaming Fox Channels In Latin America To Star". What's On Disney Plus. Retrieved January 16, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Megszűnik a magyar FOX at Sorozatjunkie". A Junkie (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  3. ^ What's on Disney Plus: Disney renaming the FOX channels in Latin America to Star. November 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Kampanje (in Norwegian): Disney legger ned TV-kanal i Norge March 2, 2021.
  5. ^ What's on Disney Plus: Disney Junior, FOX, to close in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ Middleton, Richard (2021-04-28). "Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands". Digital TV Europe (in British English). Retrieved 2021-04-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Broadband TV news: FOX to shut Africa channel on September 30th. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  8. ^ News24: Disney ends the FOX channel in Africa, rips away The Walking Dead's final season. 24 August 2021.
  9. ^ Kanter, Jake (2021-05-17). "Fox Channel To Close In The UK, With Shows Like 'War Of The Worlds' Moving To Disney+". Deadline (in American English). Retrieved 2021-05-17.