Fox Life

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Fox Life
Fox life logo.svg
Launched
  • 13 May 2004 (2004-05-13) (first broadcast in Italy)
Closed
  • 31 December 2009 (2009-12-31) (France)
  • 30 September 2011 (2011-09-30) (Japan)
  • 16 January 2015 (2015-01-16) (Poland)
  • 22 September 2015 (2015-09-22) (Flanders)
  • 31 December 2016 (2016-12-31) (Netherlands)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganIrresistible
Formerly called
Replaced by
Sister channel(s)
Website
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 301
Satellite
Dish MéxicoChannel 208
Sky MéxicoChannel 217
ZAP (Angola)Channel 56 (SD)
Channel 57 (HD)
D-Smart (Turkey)Channel 14 (HD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 124 (SD)
Channel 232 (HD)
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 156 (SD)
Channel 439 (HD)
SatLite (Philippines)Coming Soon
Top TV (Indonesia)Channel 156
Channel 444
Good TV (Thailand)Channel 53 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 711 (SD)
Channel 722 (HD)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 64
Cable
In digital IndiaChannel 345
Channel 890 (HD)
Teledünya (Turkey)Channel 12 (HD)
Sky Cable (Philippines)Channel 606 (SD)
Channel 742 (HD)
Manila:
Channel 48 (SD)
Channel 172 (HD)
Destiny Cable (Philippines)}Channel 48 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 28
Cable Star Iloilo (Philippines)Channel 31
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 47
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 501 (SD/HD)
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 35 (SD)
Channel 327 (HD)
Jogja Medianet(Indonesia)Channel 6
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 312 (HD)
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)Channel 100
Tivibu (Turkey)Channel 140 (SD)
Channel 344 (HD)
eLife (UAE)Channel 419 (HD)
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 521
Groovia TV (Indonesia)Channel 61
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 301 (HD)
TOT iptv (Thailand)Channel 201 (HD)
Unifi TV
(Malaysia)
Channel 455 (HD)
Peo TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 52
Streaming media
Internet Protocol television

Fox Life is an international pay television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company in 2004, which airs across Latin America, Europe (also available in HD, starting February 2012, in Italy), Southeast Asia, and Japan (changed its name to FOX bs238 in October 2011). Its basic programming include numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, which includes some original programming in certain regions.

History[edit]

Fox Life Italy launched in Italy on 13 May 2004, Portugal on 19 May 2005 and in Bulgaria on 8 September 2005. For Latin America, it started in January 2006, when it was launched in Brazil. The channel also has versions in other countries around Europe. It launched in the Netherlands and Flanders on 7 September 2009.[1] Fox Life launched in the United States on 4 November 2013.[2]

Flemish version[edit]

As of 22 November 2011 Fox had to change the programming for Fox Life in Flanders due to television right issues in Belgium. From then on a separate Flemish version was airing in Belgium. It used to air the Dutch version. The provider of satellite television in the Netherlands, CanalDigitaal, had to replace Fox Life by the Flemish version as well because it shared the Fox Life feed with the Belgian provider of satellite television, TV Vlaanderen Digitaal.[3]

Launch in Southeast Asia[edit]

Fox Life was launched in Southeast Asia on 1 October 2017, replacing Star World.[4] Although in India Fox Life and Star World split, India is the only South Asian country where it has been launched.[5] Fox Life launched in India on June 2014, replacing Fox Traveller.

Rebranding/Closing in Europe[edit]

Fox Life for the French-speaking market discontinued on 31 December 2009.

From 22 September 2015 Fox Life has been replaced by 24Kitchen for satellite viewers in the Netherlands. The Flemish Fox Life was rebranded as Fox.[6] With the launch of a Flemish Fox-channel, the dedicated version of Fox Life ended.

Fox Networks Group Benelux announced that Fox Life would officially close in the Netherlands on 31 December 2016.[7] Most of its programmes moved to the Dutch Fox Channel.

Programming[edit]

In Latin America the channel aired soaps. It aired Telefe and Record soap operas from Brazil and Argentina, respectively. Currently, the channel features mostly cooking shows and reality series on the Latin American service. When the current format was launched, it was with the exception of Brazil, where the channel aired, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., content from Utilisima and original shows for the local audience, as Bem Simples, and, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., reality series seen on the Fox Life service elsewhere in the region (most non-original cooking shows are not seen on the Brazilian service, since the rights are held by GNT). In February 28, 2011, with the launch of the Bem Simples channel in Brazil, all Bem Simples/Utilisima content moved to that channel.

Fox Life HD[edit]

logo for Fox Life HD

Fox Life HD is the version of the Fox Life broadcasting only in high definition, owned by Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels Italy. Its basic programming include numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, which includes some original programming in certain regions, like the other Fox life's versions around the world.

The channel became active on SKY Italia in 2011. On 15 October 2009, Fox Life HD started transmitting on Portugal, first on Zon TV Cabo and later on Vodafone Casa TV and Optimus Clix. Since 2010, this channel is on Polish pay-TV digital platform N (Poland).

Fox Life HD launched in India on June 2014, replacing Fox Traveller HD and in South Africa on Monday, 3 October 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox Life Nederland start op 7 september (in Dutch)
  2. ^ http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/11/02/fox-to-launch-fox-life-new-channel-for-us-hispanics/
  3. ^ Jarco Kriek (12 November 2011). "CanalDigitaal-abonnees moeten The Simpsons op FOXlife missen" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  4. ^ "Star World X FOX Life: The 'Makeover' Begins!". YouTube. 2017-08-28. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  5. ^ "NGC to launch 4 new channels; seeks licences for 4 Fox channels in India". Exchange4media.com. 2008-11-27. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (21 September 2015). "24Kitchen vervangt Foxlife bij CanalDigitaal" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  7. ^ Jarco Kriek (2 November 2016). "FOXlife stopt" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.

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