Fox Channel (Latin American TV channel)
|Broadcast area||Latin America|
|Slogan||Spanish: Lo mejor. It's on.|
Portuguese: O melhor. It's on.
("The best. It's on.")
(as an optional audio track)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the channel's SDTV feeds)
|Owner||Fox Networks Group|
(Disney International Operations/Disney Latin America)
|Launched||14 August 1993|
|Closed||1 February 2021|
|Former names||Fox (1993-2018)|
|CBM Digital||channel 205|
|Dish México||channel 202|
|SKY México||channel 201; 1201 (HD)|
|Oi TV||channel 46; 546 (HD)|
Fox Channel (formerly known as Fox) is a Latin American pay television channel, launched on 14 August 1993 as the localised version of the American television network Fox. The channel is mainly oriented towards family audiences, unlike its sister channel FX. Though it is a Spanish-language channel, the shows are referred to by their original names (except for The Simpsons).
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 due contract issues. The problem with Cablevision was fixed one day later.
Mega Weekend Fox
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!/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.
Cine Fox (stylized CineFOX) is a block that is aired every day. It features movies, such as direct to video movies.
Movies included from companies like:
- 20th Century Studios
- Searchlight Pictures
- DreamWorks SKG
- DreamWorks Animation
- Paramount Pictures
- Lionsgate Entertainment
- Universal Pictures
- Sony Pictures
Formely, Fox aired New Line Cinema films on this block.
Through the commercial success, new channels associated with FOX have been released:
- Canal FX: The channel is a counterpart of the flagship FX channel, many shows which were broadcast on Canal Fox have been moved to FX, such as Prison Break and Bones The channel is mainly orientated to male audiences.
- Fox Life Latin America: The channel is orientated mainly to female audiences.
- National Geographic Latin America
- Nat Geo Kids
- Fox Sports Latin America
- Baby TV
- "Quiero Fox". Fox International Channels. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-02-28.