Fox Life

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Fox Life
Fox life logo.svg
CountrySpain
Serbia
United States
Programming
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 16:9 576i or 480i for SD feeds, dependent on market's SD standard)
Ownership
OwnerInternational: Fox Networks Group
(Disney International Operations)
United States: Walt Disney Television
Sister channels
History
Launched
  • 13 May 2004; 17 years ago (2004-05-13) (first broadcast in Italy)
    1 March 2005 (2005-03-01) (Spain)
    1 July 2005 (2005-07-01) (Latin America)
    1 October 2017 (2017-10-01) (Southeast Asia and Hong Kong)
Closed
  • 31 December 2009; 11 years ago (2009-12-31) (France)
  • 30 September 2011; 10 years ago (2011-09-30) (Japan)
  • 16 January 2015; 6 years ago (2015-01-16) (Poland)
  • 22 September 2015; 6 years ago (2015-09-22) (Flanders)
  • 31 December 2016; 4 years ago (2016-12-31) (Netherlands)
  • 1 July 2020; 15 months ago (2020-07-01) (Italy)
  • 30 September 2020; 12 months ago (2020-09-30) (Africa)[1]
  • 1 January 2021; 9 months ago (2021-01-01) (South Korea and Turkey)
  • 22 February 2021; 8 months ago (2021-02-22) (Latin America)
  • 16 March 2021; 7 months ago (2021-03-16) (SD Feed, Malaysia)
  • 1 September 2021; 56 days ago (2021-09-01) (Now TV feed, Hong Kong)
  • 1 October 2021; 26 days ago (2021-10-01) (Southeast Asia and Hong Kong)[2]
Replaced by
Former names
Links
Website
Availability

Fox Life (stylized as FOXlife and visually rendered in its logo in uppercase as FOX LIFE in Latin America from 2010 to 2013) is an international pay television network, launched by the Fox Networks Group in 2003, which aired across Southeast Asia (until 30 September 2021). The network's scheduling varied with each version, ranging from traditional entertainment programming, including television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, original programming in certain regions, and instructional and aspirational reality television on some other variations; in North America for instance, the network carried mainly Spanish language dubbed versions of American reality shows.

History[edit]

Fox Life first launched in Italy on 13 May 2003, Portugal on 19 May 2005 and in Bulgaria on 8 September 2005. For Latin America, it started in July 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 2008.[3] Fox Life launched in the United States on 4 November 2013.[4]

Flemish version[edit]

As of 22 November 2011 Fox had to change the programming for Fox Life in Flanders due to television rights 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, Canal Digitaal, had to replace Fox Life by the Finnish version as well because it shared the Fox Life feed with the Belgium provider of satellite television, TV Vlaanderen Digitaal.[5]

Launch in Southeast Asia[edit]

On 1 October 2017, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian version of Star World was rebranded to Fox Life. The Good Fight was the last program to air before re-brand (Bolt of Talent in Philippine feed).[6]

Fox Life was launched in Southeast Asia on the same day, replacing Star World.[7] Although in India Fox Life and Star World split, India is the only South Asian country where it has been launched.[8]

Rebranding/Closing in Europe[edit]

From 22 September 2015 Fox Life has been replaced by 24Kitchen for satellite viewers in the Netherlands. The Finnish Fox Life was rebranded as Fox.[9]

Fox Networks Group Benelux announced that Fox Life would officially close in the Netherlands on 31 December 2018.[10]

Rebranding/Closing in Latin America[edit]

On 27 November 2019 FOX announced that they would be renaming the Fox branded channels in Latin America to Star Life in 22 February 2020.[11] As of October 2021, the American iteration of Fox Life continues to air, unchanged and still branded as Fox Life.

Rebranding/Closing in Southeast Asia[edit]

From 1 September 2021, FOX Life along with other The Walt Disney Company channels (Fox Crime, Fox, FX, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Nat Geo People, Fox Movies, Fox Action Movies, Fox Family Movies, Star Movies China, SCM Legend, and five of its sports channels) cease transmission on Now TV Hong Kong.[12]

After 11 years of broadcasting, FOX Life along with other The Walt Disney Company channels across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong (Fox Crime, Fox, FX, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Nat Geo People, Fox Movies, Fox Action Movies, Fox Family Movies, Star Movies China, SCM Legend, and five of its sports channels[13]) end all operations from 1 October 2021 with the after very final and last programme is The Good Doctor (Malaysia and Brunei Only) and The Unicorn (Rest of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong). All these channels shows moved to Disney+ (in Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Disney+ Hotstar (in Southeast Asia outside Singapore and Philippines),[14] thus the channel space once occupied by the original incarnation of Star Plus ceased to exist.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Going dark on DStv: Disney's FOX Life and Disney XD the next TV channels leaving MultiChoice's pay-TV service at the end of September 2020". TV with Thinus. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ Multiple sources:
  3. ^ "[Kabel] Fox Life Nederland start op 7 september". Sat4all – Alles over Satelliet TV, Ziggo en Telenet! (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Fox to launch Fox Life, a new channel for U.S Hispanics". Fox News Latino. 13 March 2015. Archived from the original on 13 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (12 November 2011). "CanalDigitaal-abonnees moeten The Simpsons op FOXlife missen" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  6. ^ "Turn on as Star World rebrands to FOX life - InqPOP!". InqPOP!. 2 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Star World X FOX Life: The 'Makeover' Begins!". YouTube. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ "NGC to launch 4 new channels; seeks licences for 4 Fox channels in India". Exchange4media.com. 27 November 2008. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  9. ^ Jarco Kriek (21 September 2015). "24Kitchen vervangt Foxlife Bij CanalDigitaal" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  10. ^ Jarco Kriek (2 November 2016). "FOXlife stopt" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  11. ^ "Disney Renaming Fox Channels In Latin America To Star". 27 November 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Disney pulling plug on Asian sports channels in DTC pivot - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Disney pulling plug on Asian sports channels in DTC pivot - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  14. ^ Middleton, Richard (28 April 2021). "Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands". Digital TV Europe. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

External links[edit]