Fox 8 (Dutch TV channel)
|Launched||19 December 1998|
|Closed||1 May 2001|
|Network||Fox Entertainment Group|
|Owned by||News Corporation|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||Fox (1998-1999)|
|Sister channel(s)||Fox Kids|
Fox 8 was a Dutch television channel owned by FOX. Initially the channel started as just Fox without the 8 when it replaced TV10 on 19 December 1998. TV10 was already acquired by Saban International in January 1997. Rupert Murdoch's Fox International Channels wanted to expand in Europe and through its cooperation with Saban it could make its first try-outs in the Netherlands with TV10. On daytime Fox Kids was broadcasting and Fox 8 took over at night. Popular TV series like Sex and the City, Dawson's Creek, Malcolm in the Middle and Charmed premiered on Fox 8 in the Netherlands. Unfortunately Fox couldn't get rid of TV10's image as an old-fashioned rerun channel.
At the end of 2000 SBS Broadcasting B.V., the Dutch branch of the SBS Broadcasting Group, bought Fox 8 from the Fox Entertainment Group and rebranded it by V8 in anticipation of Veronica on 1 May 2001.
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- "SBS wil zender Fox 8 samen met Veronica exploiteren". De Telegraaf. November 21, 2000.
- "Fox 8 heet vanaf vandaag 18.00 uur gewoon V8". RadioVisie.eu. May 1, 2001.