Fox (Southeast Asia)

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Fox Asia
FOX wordmark-orange.svg
LaunchedFebruary 1998 (Japan)
December 2009 (India)
June 2010 (Malaysia)
November 2014 (Vietnam)
Owned byThe Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganThe best. First.
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaIndia
Japan
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Malaysia
Myanmar
Brunei
Taiwan
China
Maldives
South Korea
Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
HeadquartersCorporate office: 13/F One Harbourfront, 18 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon City District, Kowloon, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
Studios and production facility: 1 Fusionopolis Link, #03-01 Nexus@ One – North, Singapore, 138542
FOX South Asia Studio 5TH, Lord Ram Street,Radha Link, Mumbai, India
Sister channel(s)
WebsiteOfficial Site (Asia)
Official Site (Japan)
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 302
Satellite
SKY Perfect (Japan)Channel 771
I Hits (Japan)Channel 233
JC Hits (Japan)Channel 754
SKY Perfect e2 (Japan)Channel 312
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 153
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 300 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 724 (HD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 119 (SD)
Channel 233 (HD)
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 246
DishHD (Taiwan and Mainland China)Channel 252 (HD)
Sky Net (Myanmar)Channel 104 (HD)
G Sat (Philippines)Channel 14
mobiTV (Vietnam)Channel 65 (HD)
Cable
SkyCable / Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 50 (SD)
Channel 173 (HD)
Channel 609
(Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Bacolod, Iloilo, Dumaguete and General Santos)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 505 (SD/HD)
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 55 (SD)
Channel 328 (HD)
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (Philippines)Channel 52 (SD)
Royal Cable (Philippines)Channel 77
MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 527 (SD)
Channel 811 (HD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 29
Kalibo Cable (Philippines)Channel 74
SPC-New World Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 47
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 717 (HD)
J:COM (Japan)Channel 551
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 311 (HD)
VTVcab (Vietnam)Channel 48
HTVC (Vietnam)Channel 37 (HD)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 518
Mio TV (Singapore)Channel 330(HD)
Channel 331 (VOD)
CHT MOD
(Taiwan)
Channel 623 (HD Taiwan Version)
Unifi TV
(Malaysia)
Channel 453 (HD)
MyTV (Vietnam)Channel 85 (HD)/Channel 82 (SD)
FPT (Vietnam)Channel 28 (HD)
Viettel TV (Vietnam)Channel 106 (HD)

Fox is a Southeast Asian pay television channel, owned and produced by The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

In Japan, the channel launched in February 1998 along with other Fox channels such as Fox Crime and Fox Life (now FOX bs238).

In Asia, the channel was in test broadcast in December 2009, broadcasting US TV series on loop. The first Asian provider who carried Fox was SkyCable in the Philippines which launched the channel on 4 January 2010, followed by StarHub TV in Singapore on 1 February 2010. Other TV providers across the region followed thereafter.[1]

Around early-to-mid-February 2012, the Fox wordmark was changed to the Fox HD wordmark (pictured) for all Fox commercials on all Fox channels in the Asian and Filipino television provider networks, including channels which are not in HD. This change is similar to the one done to STAR World. The reason for this change is unknown.

From May 2014, all FOX commercials are now added the Facebook page near the time and date showing. The reason of this change is unknown.

Fox Japan and Fox Korea are considered separated from the main feed as they have different programming. However, they are closely linked as they shared most of their commercials and the programming are nearly the same.

Fox Taiwan was officially launched on September 1, 2012, as FOX Showbiz (Chinese: 娛樂台) replacing Channel V Taiwan. This feed's broadcast Asian programming and some of American series reruns with Chinese subtitles, and FOX HD Asia feed are available through MOD and some of cable providers. The feed was renamed Fox Taiwan in January 2014 and broadcast both local and foreign programmes.

Operating channels[edit]

  • Fox (Asia)
  • Fox (Japan)
  • Fox (India)
  • Fox (Korea) – co-owned by Tcast
  • Fox (Thailand)
  • Fox (Taiwan)
  • Fox (Philippines)
  • Fox (Vietnam)

Programmes[edit]

While Fox Asia imports a substantial amount of programming seen in its US counterpart, there are separate rights granted to each version of the channel. Hence Fox Asia has a different line-up of programmes from its US counterpart, including those seen on rival networks in the US and produced by competitors of 20th Century Fox (such as Warner Bros.).[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christmas kick-off for FOX roll-out Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via onscreenasia.com 1-18-2009

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