FX Australia

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FX Australia
FX International logo.svg
Launched 26 February 2012
Owned by Fox International Channels
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Exclusively FX
This is FX
Country Australia
Language English
Timeshift service FX + 2
Website http://www.fxtv.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 123 (SD / HD)
Channel 164 (+2)
Channel 1118 (SD)
Cable
Foxtel Channel 123 (SD / HD)
Channel 164 (+2)
Channel 1118 (SD)

FX Australia is an Australian subscription television channel which focuses on male-skewed television shows.[1] The channel is owned and operated by Fox International Channels and launched on 26 February 2012 on both Foxtel and Austar platforms.[2]

On 12 June 2012 it was reported that a two hour timeshift channel (FX + 2) would launch on 3 July 2012,[3] but this was retracted for it to be later reported that it would launch on 6 September 2012.[note 1]

History[edit]

In 1995, FX originally launched in Australia as fX, featuring classic TV series (often branded as "Golden Years of Television")

In late 1998 fX became FX, which at the time was a channel aimed at women, unlike the international FX channels demographic, featuring shows such as The View and Donny and Marie. In late 2000, FX was again rebranded, officially becoming "Australia's first TV channel for women". In 1 November 2003, it was renamed W. as a way to make this focus more apparent.

On 9 October 2011 Fox International Channels released details that FX would relaunch in Australia early 2012 with long awaited programs such as The Walking Dead, Transporter: The Series, and Hell on Wheels.[1] The channel launched on 26 February on Foxtel and Austar.[2]

FX is in no way related to the channel fX that was in Australia previously. The original fX was owned by Foxtel, while the current FX is a channel owned and run by Fox International Channels (which operate National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, and Nat Geo Adventure in Australia). Fox International Channels have the FX channel in most markets in the Western world.

Promotion[edit]

On Wednesday 2 February 2012, FX announced on their Facebook page that to kick off the channels re-launch there would be promotional zombie invasions in Australia's two largest capital cities, Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday 8 February 2012 in the city centers.[4]

Programming[edit]

Current Programming[edit]

Original Programming[edit]

Acquired Programming[edit]

Past Programming[edit]

Original Programming[edit]

Acquired Programming[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Advertised in Foxtel's 'Preview September 2012' email.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FX channel to launch - with day and date series". TV Tonight. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Walking Dead to launch FX channel". TV Tonight. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "AUSTAR News, About AUSTAR - AUSTAR Television". Austar. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Zombies set to attack Sydney, Melbourne". TV Tonight. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2014.