Star Channel (Latin American TV channel)
|Broadcast area||Latin America|
|Slogan||Spanish: El nuevo nombre del entretenimiento|
Portuguese: O novo nome do entretenimento
("The new name of entertainment")
English (as an optional audio track)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the channel's SDTV feeds)
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
Disney Branded Television
(Disney International Operations)
|CBM Digital||Channel 205|
|DirecTV Latin America||Channel 202|
|Dish México||Channel 202|
|SKY México||Channel 201; 1201 (HD)|
|Oi TV||Channel 46; 546 (HD)|
Star Channel is a Latin American pay television channel operated by The Walt Disney Company Latin America, a unit of The Walt Disney Company. The channel is mainly oriented towards family audiences, unlike its sister channel FX which is aimed at young males. Most shows retain their original English-language titles (except for The Simpsons).
The channel was originally launched as Fox, the localized version of the American television network Fox Broadcasting Company. The Spanish-language broadcast began on 14 August 1993 and the Portuguese-language broadcast began on 17 September 1994.
The channel took part in the worldwide premiere of The Walking Dead on November 1, 2010 and the Zombie Invasion Event promotion that led up to it. After the final episode of the first season of The Walking Dead aired, Fox released the uncensored version of the first episode.
In December 2010, the channel started using the RTC ratings (Radio, Televisión y Cinematografía) in Mexico.
In November 2012, Fox including its sister channels were removed in various cable providers such as Cablevision Monterrey, and Cablemas due contract issues. The problem with Cablevision was fixed one day later.
Mega Weekend Fox
Mega Weekend Fox (stylized as Mega WKND FOX) is a weekend block in which the most popular series of Fox Latin America are aired such as The Simpsons, followed by a movie.
¡No Molestar!/Não Pertube !! (Do Not Disturb!) is a prime time block that started airing in 2005. It airs reruns of Futurama and The Simpsons. The block replaced "Domingo Animado" (Animated Sunday). Commonly, three to four episodes of The Simpsons and one episode of Futurama are aired. The block is mainly focused on teenagers and adults. The block is slightly based on the formula of Animation Domination, although some shows like Bob's Burgers and Family Guy air in FX Latin America's ¡No Molestar! block.
In 2006, to celebrate its 1st anniversary, it launched an internet competition, to vote on the most crazy video, created by the viewers. In the same year its name was changed temporarily to ¡No Molestar! Mundial to celebrate the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In 2007, the block was included in their sister network, FX, but was eventually removed from in 2011.
Current Programs On ¡No Molestar!
Former Programs On ¡No Molestar!
Star Cine (formerly CineFOX) is a block that is aired every day. It features movies, such as direct to video movies.
Movies included from companies like:
- 20th Century Studios
- Searchlight Pictures
- DreamWorks SKG
- DreamWorks Animation
- Paramount Pictures
- Lionsgate Entertainment
- Universal Pictures
- Sony Pictures
Formely, Fox aired New Line Cinema films on this block.
Through the commercial success, new channels associated with Star have been released:
- FX (Latin American TV channel): The channel is a counterpart of the flagship FX channel, many shows which were broadcast on Fox have been moved to FX, such as Prison Break and Bones The channel is mainly orientated to male audiences.
- Star Life (Latin American TV channel): The channel is orientated mainly to female audiences.
- Nat Geo Kids (Latin American TV channel)
- Baby TV
- "Quiero Fox". Fox International Channels. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-02-28.