Fox Life

Summary

Fox Life
Fox life logo.svg
CountrySerbia
United States
Programming
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 16:9 576i or 480i for SD feeds, dependent on market's SD standard)
Ownership
OwnerInternational: Fox Networks Group
(Disney International Operations)
United States: Walt Disney Television
Sister channels
History
Launched
  • 13 May 2004; 17 years ago (2004-05-13) (first broadcast in Italy)
    1 July 2005 (2005-07-01) (Latin America)
    4 November 2013 (2013-11-04) (United States)
    1 October 2017 (2017-10-01) (Southeast Asia and Hong Kong)
Closed
  • 31 December 2009; 12 years ago (2009-12-31) (France)
  • 30 September 2011; 10 years ago (2011-09-30) (Japan)
  • 16 January 2015; 7 years ago (2015-01-16) (Poland)
  • 22 September 2015; 6 years ago (2015-09-22) (Flanders)
  • 31 December 2016; 5 years ago (2016-12-31) (Netherlands)
  • 1 July 2020; 18 months ago (2020-07-01) (Italy)
  • 30 September 2020; 15 months ago (2020-09-30) (Africa)[1]
  • 1 January 2021; 12 months ago (2021-01-01) (South Korea and Turkey)
  • 22 February 2021; 11 months ago (2021-02-22) (Latin America)
  • 16 March 2021; 10 months ago (2021-03-16) (SD Feed, Malaysia)
  • 1 September 2021; 4 months ago (2021-09-01) (Now TV feed, Hong Kong)
  • 1 October 2021; 3 months ago (2021-10-01) (Southeast Asia and Hong Kong)[2]
  • 31 December 2021; 26 days ago (2021-12-31) (Spain)[3]
  • 31 March 2022; 2 months' time (2022-03-31) (United States)
Replaced by
Former names
Links
Website
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Serbia
Availability

Fox Life (stylized as FOXlife and visually rendered in its logo in uppercase as FOX LIFE in Latin America from 2010 to 2013) is an international pay television network, launched by the Fox Networks Group in 2003, which aired across Southeast Asia (until 30 September 2021). The network's scheduling varied with each version, ranging from traditional entertainment programming, including television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, original programming in certain regions, and instructional and aspirational reality television on some other variations; in North America for instance, the network carried mainly Spanish language dubbed versions of American reality shows.

History

Fox Life first launched in Italy on 13 May 2003, Portugal on 19 May 2005 and in Bulgaria on 8 September 2005. For Latin America, it started in July 2006, when it was launched in Brazil. The channel also has versions in other countries around Europe. It launched in the Netherlands and Flanders on 7 September 2008.[4] Fox Life launched in the United States on 4 November 2013.[5]

Flemish version

As of 22 November 2011 Fox had to change the programming for Fox Life in Flanders due to television rights issues in Belgium. From then on a separate Flemish version was airing in Belgium. It used to air the Dutch version. The provider of satellite television in the Netherlands, Canal Digitaal, had to replace Fox Life by the Finnish version as well because it shared the Fox Life feed with the Belgium provider of satellite television, TV Vlaanderen Digitaal.[6]

Launch in Southeast Asia

On 1 October 2017, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian version of Star World was rebranded to Fox Life.[7][8][9]

Rebranding/closing in Europe

From 22 September 2015 Fox Life has been replaced by 24Kitchen for satellite viewers in the Netherlands. The Finnish Fox Life was rebranded as Fox.[10]

Fox Networks Group Benelux announced that Fox Life would officially close in the Netherlands on 31 December 2018.[11]

Rebranding/closing in Latin America

On 27 November 2020 Fox announced that they would be renaming the Fox branded channels in Latin America to Star Life on 22 February 2021.[12] The networks will close on 31 March 2022 with the American version.[13]

Rebranding/closing in Southeast Asia

From 31 August 2021, Fox Life and most of its sister networks were discontinued on Now TV Hong Kong.[14] The network, along with most of its other sister channels, ceased across the rest of Asia on 30 September 2021 as Disney focused on direct-to-consumer streaming service via Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.[15]

Closing in the United States

Notice of the discontinuation of the American iteration of Fox Life was sent to cable providers by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution in late December 2021; the channel will be discontinued on March 31, 2022, and with it, the final iteration of Fox Life[citation needed] will be wound down.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Going dark on DStv: Disney's FOX Life and Disney XD the next TV channels leaving MultiChoice's pay-TV service at the end of September 2020". TV with Thinus. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ Multiple sources:
    • Frater, Patrick (27 April 2021). "Disney Slashes Linear TV in Asia With 18-Channel Closure, Shifts Focus to Disney Plus". Variety. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
    • Kanter, Jake (27 April 2021). "Disney Closes 18 Asia TV Channels As It Shifts Focus To Disney+". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
    • Lai, Adrian (29 April 2021). "Disney To Shut Down 18 Channels In Southeast Asia". IGN. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ Layton, Mark (5 January 2022). "Disney closes Spanish pay-tv channels Fox Life & Viajar". TBI Vision. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  4. ^ "[Kabel] Fox Life Nederland start op 7 september". Sat4all – Alles over Satelliet TV, Ziggo en Telenet! (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Fox to launch Fox Life, a new channel for U.S Hispanics". Fox News Latino. 13 March 2015. Archived from the original on 13 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (12 November 2011). "CanalDigitaal-abonnees moeten The Simpsons op FOXlife missen" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  7. ^ "Turn on as Star World rebrands to FOX life - InqPOP!". InqPOP!. 2 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Star World X FOX Life: The 'Makeover' Begins!". YouTube. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  9. ^ "NGC to launch 4 new channels; seeks licences for 4 Fox channels in India". Exchange4media.com. 27 November 2008. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  10. ^ Jarco Kriek (21 September 2015). "24Kitchen vervangt Foxlife Bij CanalDigitaal" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  11. ^ Jarco Kriek (2 November 2016). "FOXlife stopt" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  12. ^ "Disney Renaming Fox Channels In Latin America To Star" (in American English). 27 November 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  13. ^ Cardozo, Alberto (10 January 2022). "Disney XD, Nat Geo Kids, Star Life, Nat Geo Wild y FXM cesarán, transmisiones en Latinoamérica en marzo". ANMTVLA (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Disney pulling plug on Asian sports channels in DTC pivot - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  15. ^ Middleton, Richard (28 April 2021). "Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands". Digital TV Europe (in British English). Retrieved 29 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Fox Life - Ceasing distribution effective March 31, 2022". National Cable Television Cooperative (U.S.). Disney Media & Distribution. 21 December 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2022.

External links

  • Fox Life official Italian website
  • Fox Life official Korean website