Fox Series

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FOX wordmark-orange.svg
Launched 24 January 2006
Owned by Mahaka Media (2006-2008), Rotana (2008-2012), Emtek (2012-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Broadcast area Free To Air/Cable/Satellite
Headquarters West Bay, Doha
Formerly called Sky TV Middle East
Fox Series
Sister channel(s) SCTV
O Channel
Fox Movies
FX Middle East
Website Fox
Digital 39 (UHF) DVB-T2
Nilesat 102 11296 H - 27500 - 5/6
Arabsat BADR6 11843 H - 27500 - 3/4
Mozaic TV+ 422
Streaming media
freeTVRadio (Qatar) Free

Fox (formerly Fox Series) was a Middle Eastern version of the American Fox Channel. It launched in 2006. The channel was relaunched as Fox on March 1, 2011. Fox is jointly owned by Elang Mahkota Teknologi.

Background and Reception[edit]

The channel gained a positive following at the start. However, when the network adopted the dubbing policy in Arabic for the entire series, a number of growing Facebook pages emerged demanding the return of the former original language with subtitle approach, some even went through and called for a boycotting by faithful viewers until they are given the option to choose the language. The criticism came as the series displayed the lackluster accents that drained the series from their original voices that the fans were drawn to.

Since 2011 during the Maghrib prayer, shows advertisements locally for viewers outside and in Qatar that uses satellite services. For example, during the prayer, did not shown it; instead, shows many advertisements for viewers in some cities. However, in very rare instance, when is shown on analog or digital television by using SDTV in PAL and DVB-T format picture, the Maghrib prayer is shown. It also available for analog or digital television formatting in several cities.


Name Currently airing? Dubbed or subtitled?
Home Shopping Yes Dubbed
Nip/Tuck No Subtitled
Chef Bilal Hodood No Dubbed
seaQuest DSV No Subtitled
Crusoe No Subtitled
ER Yes Dubbed
Amazing Stories No Subtitled
Harry and the Hendersons No Subtitled
The Simpsons No Subtitled
Desperate Housewives No Dubbed
Stargate SG-1 No Subtitled
CSI: Miami Yes Dubbed
CSI: NY No Dubbed
Brothers & Sisters No Dubbed
Kyle XY No Subtitled
Boston Legal No Subtitled
Firefly No Subtitled
Ugly Betty Yes Dubbed
Mental No Subtitled
The Listener No Subtitled
Greek Yes Dubbed
According to Jim Yes Dubbed
Criminal Minds No Subtitled
Scrubs Yes Dubbed
Ghost Whisperer Yes Dubbed
Legend of the Seeker No Subtitled
Raising the Bar No Subtitled
Dirt No Subtitled
Castle Yes Dubbed
Lincoln Heights No Subtitled
Sons of Anarchy No Subtitled
Samantha Who? No Subtitled
The Amazing Race No Subtitled
Gary Unmarried No Subtitled
Dollhouse No Subtitled
The Wanda Sykes Show No Subtitled
America's Funniest Home Videos No Subtitled
Life on Mars No Subtitled
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation No Subtitled
The Walking Dead No Subtitled
Glee Yes Dubbed
Lie to Me No Dubbed
MasterChef Australia Yes Dubbed
Jdeed O Mofeed Yes Dubbed
Better Off Ted Yes Dubbed
Private Practice Yes Dubbed
The Ex List Yes Dubbed
Modern Family Yes Dubbed
Ruby & The Rockits No Subtitled
Army Wives Yes Dubbed

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