Fox (German TV channel)

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Fox Channel
FOX-Channel-Germany.svg
CountryGermany
Broadcast areaGermany, Austria, Switzerland
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerFox Networks Group Germany GmbH
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Sister channelsNational Geographic Channel
History
Launched19 May 2008; 14 years ago (2008-05-19)
ReplacedPremiere Serie (on Premiere)
Closed1 October 2021; 9 months ago (2021-10-01) [1]
Links
Websitewww.foxchannel.de
(archived, now redirects to www.disneyplus.com/de-de)

Fox (sometimes known as Fox Channel) was a German pay television channel dedicated to television drama series. It heavily featured 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.[2]

On 1 April 2009, the channel changed its aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen.[3] 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. On 10 July 2013, The Bridge premiered on FOX after a rerun of the original.

Closure[edit]

On 6 July 2021, it was announced that Fox, along with Disney Junior would close in Germany on 30 September 2021, simultaneously with the discontinuation of Asian version and African version of the channel, with most of its content shifting to Star content hub on Disney+.[4]

Programming [5][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[6] - 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[7] 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[8] 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[9] 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[10] 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney to close Fox and Disney Junior in Germany". Broadband TV News.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Fox Channel sendet ab 01. April in 16:9 - HDTV-Ableger denkbar". March 9, 2009. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Disney to close Fox and Disney Junior channels in Germany. Broadcast Prome. 7 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021
  5. ^ "Wunschliste". wunschliste.de. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2014" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2015" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  8. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2016" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2017" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  10. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2018" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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