Fox Classics

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Fox Classics
Fox Classics Logo
Launched 2 December 2000[1]
Owned by Foxtel Networks
Audience share 0.7% (April 2008, [2])
Slogan Forever Classic
Country Australia
Language English
Formerly called Fox Kids (Shared Channel)
Sister channel(s) 111 Greats
Arena
Bio.
The Comedy Channel
Fox8
The LifeStyle Channel
LifeStyle Food
LifeStyle Home
LifeStyle You
SoHo
TV Hits
Timeshift service Fox Classics+2
Website foxclassics.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 113
Channel 156 (+2)
Cable
Foxtel Channel 113
Channel 156 (+2)
Optus TV Channel 113
Channel 156 (+2)

Fox Classics is an Australian cable and satellite channel that specializes in showing television series and ad-free classic movies and miniseries from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and some content from the 80s and 90s.

History[edit]

FOX Classics began as a channel shared with Fox Kids, which itself had moved from a block on FOX8.

This version of the channel was a night shift for the Fox Kids channel in Australia, when Fox Kids ended at a specific time (late afternoon for the most part), FOX Classics began. It was essentially, ad-free classic movies (mostly from the 20th Century Fox library), hosted by Bill Collins, who would give background information and trivia about the movie to the audience, before and after the movie.[3] Eventually Fox Kids moved back to Fox8 on 1 February 2004[4] and FOX Classics became a 24-hour channel.

In November 2008, with the addition of 111 Hits and the change in direction of the network to a catalog of 50s, 60s and 70s programs, a large amount of newer material mainly sitcoms were moved from FOX Classics.

Selected programs[edit]

(not all programs may be aired at present)

Former programs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murdoch, Blake (28 November 2000). "New pay TV offerings from Australia's Foxtel.". Hollywood Reporter 365 (43): 10. ISSN 0018-3660. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Ratings Week 16 (13/04/2008 - 19/04/2008)
  3. ^ "Mr Movies' classic passion.". Sunday Herald Sun. 8 April 2001. 
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20040219182801/http://www.foxtel.com.au/channel/details.jsp?chnl=CLA Fox Classics