Fox
FOX wordmark-orange.svg
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
HeadquartersAmsterdam
Programming
Language(s)Dutch
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerEredivisie Media & Marketing CV (51 % The Walt Disney Company (Benelux) BV)
Sister channels24Kitchen
Disney Channel
Disney XD
ESPN
National Geographic
National Geographic Wild
History
Launched19 August 2013; 8 years ago (2013-08-19)
Links
Websitewww.foxtv.nl
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitenneChannel 26 (HD)
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Fox is a Dutch free-to-cable television channel operated by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV in which The Walt Disney Company (Benelux) BV has 51% ownership. Fox was already in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2001 that was rebranded by Veronica. The current channel launched on 19 August 2013.[1][2] The channel has a line-up consisting of television series, sporting events and films.

History

On 19 August 2013, the Fox channel was revived by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV, in which Fox Networks Group Benelux (part of 21st Century Fox) holds 51%.[3] Again series and films are being broadcast. But also Sports. The channel is a basic subscription channel that promoted the premium TV stations of Fox Sports Eredivisie. The channel name is written entirely by capital letters, as FOX. Sports highlights were broadcast on the channel. There was also a talk show on Friday (Fox Football), presented by Toine van Peperstraten with exclusive analyzes by Jan van Halst. Wessel van Diepen was the voice-over of the station at that time.[4]

In August 2015 Fox lost the broadcasting rights of the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup, which meant that the channel would only broadcast films and series for three years. From August 2018, the broadcasting rights of the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup returned to Fox. Fox also received the broadcasting rights of the Eerste Divisie. Since 17 August 2018, Fox broadcasts sports programs from Fox Sports every Monday and Friday between 6 PM and 2 AM with switches between matches and summaries on Friday and one live match and summaries on Monday of the Eerste Divisie (the sports programming will only take place if there are actual live matches).[5] Fox is a channel with an emphasis on entertainment and sports.

On 20 March 2019 The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, including Fox Networks Group Benelux.[6]

Programming

References

  1. ^ "Nieuwe tv-zender gaat FOX NL heten". Mediacourant.nl. 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.cvdm.nl/dsresource?objectid=14191&type=org[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Commissariaat voor de media: Besluit inzake Fox
  4. ^ Wessel van Diepen voice-over Fox NL, RadioFreak.nl
  5. ^ Vanaf dit seizoen op FOX: entertainment & live sport, Foxtv.nl, augustus 2018
  6. ^ New Disney Registration Statement