FXX (Canadian TV channel)
|Launched||April 1, 2014|
|Owned by||Rogers Media (66.64% and managing partner)|
FX Networks (33.36%)
(8834776 Canada Inc.)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV) |
|Bell TV||Channel 1291 (HD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 89 (HD)|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 64 (SD)|
Channel 566 (HD)
|Shaw Cable||Channel 265 (HD)|
|Source Cable||Channel 845 (HD)|
|Cogeco||Channel 412 (SD)|
Channel 761 (HD)
|Vidéotron||Channel 221 (SD)|
Channel 821 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 332 (SD)|
Channel 1332 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 9414 (SD)|
Channel 414 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 88 (SD)|
Channel 388 (HD)
|Zazeen||Channel 102 (HD)|
|VMedia||Channel 282 (HD)|
FXX is a Canadian English-language discretionary service channel that is owned by Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications, and the FX Networks subsidiary of Walt Disney Television. Based on the U.S. cable network of the same name, FXX is devoted primarily to scripted comedies for young adults.
It was reported that Rogers had plans to launch a Canadian version of FXX, a younger-skewing spinoff of FX. Originally scheduled for January 2014, FXX's launch was later rescheduled to April 1, 2014. As part of the launch, several shows which previously aired on FX Canada moved to FXX. In addition, a Canadian version of the FXNOW app, which allows viewers to watch shows from FX and FXX, was launched. On the day of the launch, FX Canada's website was completely revamped to include program information from both FX-branded channels.
It was revealed through CRTC regulatory documents that the broadcast licence used to launch FXX was the licence originally granted for a proposed channel called Ampersand. That licence requires the channel's programming to be related to "romance, love and relationships".
As with the Canadian version of FX, any new series produced for FXX in the U.S will air on this channel. In addition, FXX has also aired several original shows that premiered on FX in the U.S (namely Fargo, Married and You're the Worst). Other programming from the U.S version of FXX, such as Archer and shows from the former Animation Domination High-Def block, however, are notably absent. In the case of animated series, several of these shows have been acquired by Corus Entertainment (previously with Astral Media) for the former Teletoon at Night block and the current Adult Swim channel.
Acquired from FX Networks
Other Acquired Programming
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Da Vinci's City Hall
- Family Guy
- Future Man
- Mr. D
- Murdoch Mysteries
- Shameless (American TV series)
- Young Drunk Punk
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- List of digital Category 1 and 2 services authorized for distribution Archived July 24, 2014, at the Wayback Machine; CRTC; undated
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