Star Channel (Latin American TV channel)

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Star Channel
Star Channel 2020.svg
Broadcast areaLatin America
SloganSpanish: El nuevo nombre del entretenimiento
Portuguese: O novo nome do entretenimento
("The new name of entertainment")
HeadquartersArgentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Portuguese
English (as an optional audio track)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the channel's SDTV feeds)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
Disney Branded Television
(Disney International Operations)
Sister channels
History
Launched
    • 14 August 1993; 27 years ago (14 August 1993) (as Fox, Latin America)
    • 17 September 1994; 26 years ago (17 September 1994) (as Fox, Brazil)
    • 22 February 2021; 2 months ago (22 February 2021) (as Star Channel)
Former names
    • Fox (1993–2018)
    • Fox Channel (2018–2021)
Links
Website
Availability
Cable
CBMChannel 15
CBM DigitalChannel 205
channel 90.205
Satellite
DirecTV Latin AmericaChannel 202
Dish MéxicoChannel 202
SKY MéxicoChannel 201; 1201 (HD)
Oi TVChannel 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).

History[edit]

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[1] due contract issues. The problem with Cablevision was fixed one day later.

Former logo as Fox Channel from 2018 until 2021

In November 2018, the channel was rebranded as Fox Channel. In March 2019, it became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company after it acquired 21st Century Fox.

On November 27, 2020 Disney announced that they would be renaming the Fox branded channels in Latin America to Star on 22 February 2021.[2]

Programming[edit]

Mega Weekend Fox[edit]

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![edit]

¡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![edit]

Former Programs On ¡No Molestar![edit]

Star Cine[edit]

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:

Formely, Fox aired New Line Cinema films on this block.

Sister channels[edit]

Through the commercial success, new channels associated with Star have been released:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quiero Fox". Fox International Channels. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ https://whatsondisneyplus.com/disney-renaming-fox-channels-in-latin-america-to-star/

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