Fox Networks Group

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Fox Networks Group
Formerly
Fox International Channels (1993–2016)
Division
Industry Television
Founded 1993
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Peter Rice (CEO)
Randy Freer (COO)
Products Pay TV
Brands
Parent 21st Century Fox
Website www.foxnetworks.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Fox Networks Group is 21st Century Fox's primary operating unit for television distribution. It produces and distributes 300+ entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, using several brands, including Fox, STAR India, National Geographic Channel and Baby TV. Among their non-linear brands are Fox Now and Hotstar. These brands reach over 1.725 billion households around the world.

Fox Networks Group consists of Fox Television Group, Fox Cable Networks, Fox Sports Media Group, National Geographic Partners[1] and Fox Networks Digital Consumer Group.[2]

History[edit]

Fox International Channels[edit]

Former FIC logo used from 1993 to 2010.
Former FIC logo used from 2010 to 2012.
Former FIC logo used from 2012 to 2016.

Fox International Channels purchased BabyTV, all but the Israel channel, in 2007.[3] National Geographic Channels International attempted to launch new sister channels to Nat Geo in India, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Adventure, Nat Geo Music and Nat Geo HD, by making them available to the market.[4] Fox International Channels launched the new Nat Geo channels again along with FX, Fox Crime and BabyTV to add to its existing Fox History and the main Nat Geo channel.[5]

FOX Channels Benelux with assistance from Jan Dekker Holding launched 24Kitchen in the Netherlands on September 1, 2011 on UPC Broadband with availability to other providers on October 1, 2011.[6] In October 2011, FIC purchased Viajar, Spanish pay-TV documentary channel with SD & HD feeds, from Prisa TV.[7]

Fox International Channels founded LAPTV, based in Atlanta and a Latin American pay-TV joint venture unit, with Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. 20th Century Fox dropped its ownership in LAPTV. In October 2013, Fox International Channels purchased Paramount's shares of LAPTV to become the sole owner.[8]

A+E Networks formed A+E Networks Italy based in Rome by December 2013. In Early 2014, A&E Italy took full ownership of History Italy from the channel partner, Fox International Channels.[9]

In early 2014, Nat Geo Adventure was replaced with Nat Geo People, which would be available in 50 countries.[10] On free-to-air Freeview and YouView, Fox International Channels UK launched YourTV on 1 October 2015. YourTV targets female viewers.[11]

Fox Networks Group (US)[edit]

In 2008, Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox Television (20CFTV) formed a joint initiative for new animation talent, Fox Inkubation, that would allow them to produce two minute shorts as pilots for new series. While 20CFTV concurrently started an animation department, 20th Century Fox Television Animation, with the same executive heading up both Inkubation and TV animation, Jennifer Howell. In 2012, Inkubation was discontinued as plans for a late night animation block was moved forward and none of its projects got on the air. In May 2013, Howell exited Fox at the end of her contract.[12]

Fox Networks Group and DNA Films in July 2014 formed DNA TV Limited joint venture. Fox Networks Group would have first global first rights with co-financing options to the joint venture's shows. DNA TV would be managed by DNA Films management with Eric Schrier, president of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions handling Fox's joint venture interest.[13]

In 2015, National Geographic Partners was formed as a reorganizations of the exist two TV channel joint ventures with National Geographic Society plus the addition of other media and consumer-oriented assets. Fox would own 73% of the partnership, while previous owning 73% of the international channels and 63% of the US channels.[14]

Fox Networks Group[edit]

In January 2016, the Fox International Channels unit was announced to be split into three divisions, Fox Networks Group Europe, Fox Networks Group Latin America and Fox Networks Group Asia, all reporting to Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice and COO Randy Freer. As a result of this reorganization, the Fox International Channels banner was discontinued.[15] In January 2017, Fox Network Group and 20th Century Fox formed FoxNext for various inactive projects.[16]

Units[edit]

  • Fox Networks Digital Consumer Group - Everywhere products including FXNOW, FOX NOW, Nat Geo TV and Fox Sports Go[2]
  • FoxNext - dual reporting with the other report line is to 20th Century Fox; video games, virtual reality, theme park and attraction designs[16]

Fox Television Group[edit]

National Geographic Partners[edit]

A joint venture partnership with National Geographic Society[1] in which Fox owns 73%[14]

Fox Cable Networks[edit]

Fox Sports Media Group[edit]

International[edit]

  • Fox Networks Group Europe
Country Subsidiary Fox Fox Crime Fox Comedy Fox Life Fox Sports Fox Movies Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nat Geo People 24Kitchen BabyTV
(Baby Network Ltd.)[20]
Other
Fox Networks Group (UK) Limited[23] Yes Yes YourTV (1 October 2015-)[24]
Fox Networks Group Italy SARL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Fox Animation[25]
Fox International Channels Bulgaria EOOD
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Russia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
No
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Balkan
  • Croatian
  • Macedonian
  • Serbian
  • Slovenian
No
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
[26]
Fox Networks Group España, S.L.U.
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Russia
Portugal Poland
Portugal
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • English
  • Estonia
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • France (discontinued)
EUROPE Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Russia (English)
  • Europe (English)
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Malta
Portuguese
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France
  • Mundo Fox Africa
  • Viajar
[27]
Turkey (multiple business units) Yes [28] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 2012[29] Yes
Fox Networks Group Germany GMBH Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes [33]
Fox Networks Group Benelux Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes French
Dutch
  • Fox Networks Group Latin America
  • Fox Networks Group Asia
    • Fox Filipino
    • Fox Networks Group India - FX, FOX Crime, Fox History and Entertainment and Baby TV[5]
      • NGC Network - Nat Geo Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Adventure, Nat Geo Music and Nat Geo HD[4]
  • Fox Networks Group Africa
  • Fox Networks Group Middle East

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Briel, Robert (December 9, 2013). "A+E Networks establishes own Italian branch". Broadband TV News. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
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  13. ^ a b "DNA Films, Fox Networks Group Partner to Create DNA TV Limited". July 10, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2018. Eric Schrier, president of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, will manage Fox Networks Group’s participation.
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  32. ^ "Company: TGRT HABER TELEVİZYON A.Ş." mavise. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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