Fox (Finland)

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FOX wordmark-orange.svg
Launched 18 December 2009
Owned by Fox International Channels
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 16:9 SDTV and HDTV
Audience share 0.5% (2011, [1])
Country  Finland
Language Finnish; English (with Finnish subtitles)
Broadcast area Finland
Formerly called SuomiTV (until 15 April 2012)
Sister channel(s) Fox HD
Digital terrestrial Channel 12
dna Welho Channel 12
Channel 32 (HD)
Elisa Channel 12
Sonera Channel 12

Fox (formerly SuomiTV) is a Finnish entertainment TV channel owned and produced by Fox International Channels (FIC) Nordic. The channel was acquired by FIC Nordic in January 2012, and then relaunched as the current incarnation on April 16 that year.[2][3]

Fox is freely available in Finland both over-the-air and through cable, as it bases its funding on television advertisements. It is FIC Nordic's first channel that does not operate on subscriber fees.[4]



SuomiTV launches[edit]

FIC acquisition and relaunch as Fox[edit]


The channel features local content – such as news and horse racing – in Finnish as well as fiction and factual entertainment, movies and lifestyle programs mainly in English (with Finnish subtitles).

Fox Kids[edit]

This is the only outlet to use Fox Kids name, which was phased out most of the world. Initially, it utilised the Fox Kids' global logo and on-screen branding from early 2000s, but it was later replaced by another logo and look.

The block offers foreign television programs aimed at a young audience dubbed into the Finnish language.


  1. ^ "Results From The TV Audience Measurement". Finnpanel. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fox International Channels (FIC) Nordic Expands in Finland with the Acquisition of the Finnish Free-to-Air Channel Suomi TV". News Corporation. January 17, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "FOX International Channels (FIC) Nordic Launches FOX in Finland". Fox International Channels. March 15, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fox aikoo tehdä SuomiTV:stä viihdekanavan" (in Finnish). YLE. January 19, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 

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