Fox 8 (Dutch TV channel)

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Fox 8
Launched 19 December 1998
Closed 1 May 2001
Network Fox Entertainment Group
Owned by News Corporation
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Formerly called Fox (1998-1999)
Replaced TV10
Replaced by V8
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.[1] TV10 was already acquired by Saban International in January 1997.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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[5] and rebranded it by V8 in anticipation of Veronica on 1 May 2001.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SBS6, RTL4 en Veronica krijgen concurrent". Radio.nl. November 6, 1998. 
  2. ^ "Wegener Arcade verkoopt TV 10 aan Saban uit VS". de Volkskrant. January 3, 1997. 
  3. ^ "Fox8". Frankhallie.nl. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Media kort: november 2000". MediaMagazine.nl. November 30, 2000. 
  5. ^ "SBS wil zender Fox 8 samen met Veronica exploiteren". De Telegraaf. November 21, 2000. 
  6. ^ "Fox 8 heet vanaf vandaag 18.00 uur gewoon V8". RadioVisie.eu. May 1, 2001.