Fox Channel (Germany)

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Fox Channel
FOX wordmark-orange.svg
Launched19 May 2008; 11 years ago (2008-05-19)
Owned byFox Networks Group Germany GmbH
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.2% (July 2018 (2018-07), KEK)
CountryGermany
Broadcast areaGermany, Austria, Switzerland
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
ReplacedPremiere Serie (on Premiere)
Sister channel(s)National Geographic Channel
Websitewww.foxchannel.de
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 135 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
Cable
Kabel DeutschlandChannel 321 (SD)
Channel 325 (HD)
UnitymediaChannel 280 (SD)
Channel 84 (HD)
UPC AustriaChannel 257 (HD)
UPC SwitzerlandChannel 130 (HD)
IPTV
Telekom EntertainChannel 204 (HD)
A1 TV (Austria)Channel 506 (SD)
Channel 606 (HD)

Fox is a German pay television channel dedicated to television drama series. It heavily features American and British drama series.

History[edit]

On 10 March 2008, News Corporation officially requested a broadcasting license for Fox International Channels Germany GmbH at the Media Institute Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB). The channel was greenlit a month later. It was launched on 19 May 2008 exclusively on satellite-television provider Premiere.[1]

On 1 April 2009, the channel changed its aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen.[2] In October 2010, it launched its own HD feed, broadcasting at 1080i.

In November 2011, FOX successfully bought the pay-TV rights to rerun the first two seasons of legal drama The Good Wife. After a successful run, FOX bought the rights to show new episodes, starting with season three. The free-TV rights are with ProSiebenSat.1 Media who announced the third season to be shown on sixx. However, so far nothing has come of it and season three was released on DVD without a free-to-air television broadcast.

After five years on the air, FOX has become a well-known television channel for good television series. On July 10, 2013, The Bridge premiered on FOX after a rerun of the original.

Programming [3][edit]

Series broadcast on the channel include:

Audience share[edit]

Germany[edit]

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2014[4] - 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2015[5] 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
2016[6] 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2017[7] 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% Increase 0.2%
2018[8] 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox startet bei Premiere bundesweit, in der Schweiz und in Österreich über Kabel, Satellit und IPTV am 4. Oktober" (Press release). Premiere. August 4, 2008.
  2. ^ "Fox Channel sendet ab 01. April in 16:9 - HDTV-Ableger denkbar". March 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Wunschliste". wunschliste.de. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2014" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2015" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2016" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2017" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  8. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2018" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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