Fox (Dutch TV channel)

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FOX wordmark-orange.svg
Launched19 August 2013; 6 years ago (2013-08-19)
Owned byEredivisie Media & Marketing CV
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.8% (2018, SKO)
Broadcast areaNetherlands
Sister channel(s)National Geographic
National Geographic Wild
Fox Sports International
Fox Sports Eredivisie
DigitenneChannel 26 (HD)
Canal DigitaalChannel 11 (SD)
JoyneChannel 38 (SD)
ZiggoChannel 11 (HD)
Channel 935 (SD)
CaiwayChannel 11 (HD)
DELTAChannel 13 (HD)
Kabel NoordChannel 15 (HD)
KPNChannel 16 (HD)
T-Mobile NetherlandsChannel 13 (HD)
Tele2 NetherlandsChannel 11 (HD)
Streaming media
Ziggo (Europe only)

Fox is a Dutch free-to-air television channel owned by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV in which Fox Networks Group Benelux has a 51% share. Fox was already in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2001 that has been rebrandend by Veronica. The current channel launched on 19 August 2013.[1][2] The channel has a line-up consisting of television series, sporting events and films.


On 19 August 2013, the Fox channel was revived by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV, in which Fox Networks Group Benelux (part of 21st Century Fox) holds 51%.[3] Again series and films are being broadcast. But also Sports. The channel is a basic subscription channel that promotes the premium TV stations of Fox Sports (Netherlands). The channel name is written entirely by capital letters, as FOX. Sports highlights were broadcast on the channel. There was also a talk show on Friday (Fox Football), presented by Toine van Peperstraten with exclusive analyzes by Jan van Halst. Wessel van Diepen was the voice-over of the station at that time.[4]

In August 2015 Fox lost the broadcasting rights of the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup, which meant that the channel would only broadcast films and series for three years. From August 2018, the broadcasting rights of the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup returned to Fox. Fox also received the broadcasting rights of the Eerste Divisie. Since 17 August 2018, Fox broadcasts sports programs from Fox Sports every Monday and Friday between 6 PM and 2 AM with switches between matches and summaries on Friday and one live match and summaries on Monday of the Eerste Divisie (the sports programming will only take place if there are actual live matches).[5] Fox is a channel with an emphasis on entertainment and sports.

On 20 March 2019 The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, including Fox Networks Group Benelux.[6]



  1. ^ "Nieuwe tv-zender gaat FOX NL heten". 13 June 2013.
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Commissariaat voor de media: Besluit inzake Fox
  4. ^ Wessel van Diepen voice-over Fox NL,
  5. ^ Vanaf dit seizoen op FOX: entertainment & live sport,, augustus 2018
  6. ^ New Disney Registration Statement