Fox (Asian TV channel)
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|Broadcast area||Asia (channel based in Hong Kong, available in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia)|
|Headquarters||Corporate office: 13/F One Harbourfront, 18 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon City District, Kowloon, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong|
Studios and production facility: 1 Fusionopolis Link, #03-01 Nexus@ One – North, Singapore, 138542
FOX South Asia Studio 5TH, Lord Ram Street, Radha Link, Mumbai, India
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific|
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International/Disney Asia)
|Launched||February 1998 (Japan)|
December 2009 (India)
June 2010 (Malaysia)
November 2014 (Vietnam)
|Replaced by||Channel NOW (South Korea)|
|Website||Official Site (Asia)|
Official Site (Japan)
In Asia, the channel was in test broadcast in December 2009, broadcasting US TV series on loop. The first Asian provider who carried Fox was SkyCable in the Philippines which launched the channel on 4 January 2010, followed by StarHub TV in Singapore on 1 February 2010. Other TV providers across the region followed thereafter.
Around early-to-mid-February 2012, the Fox wordmark was changed to the Fox HD wordmark (pictured) for all Fox commercials on all Fox channels in the Asian and Filipino television provider networks, including channels which are not in HD. This change is similar to the one done to STAR World. The reason for this change is unknown.
Fox Japan and Fox Korea are considered separated from the main feed as they have different programming. However, they are closely linked as they shared most of their commercials and the programming are nearly the same.
Fox Taiwan was officially launched on September 1, 2012, as FOX Showbiz (Chinese: 娛樂台) replacing Channel V Taiwan. This feed's broadcast Asian programming and some of American series reruns with Chinese subtitles, and FOX HD Asia feed are available through MOD and some of cable providers. The feed was renamed Fox Taiwan in January 2014 and broadcast both local and foreign programmes.
In 2020, due to the ongoing expansion of the Star brand internationally. Tcast the licensor for the Fox channels in Korea announced that it had terminated its license agreement with The Walt Disney Company Korea rebranding its channels effectively starting January 1, 2021. Fox will be rebranded to NOW in the region and will drop all content related to 20th Century Studios keeping all acquired series intact.
- Fox Asia – a 24-hour pan-Asian entertaiment channel. Available in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Mongolia.
- Fox Japan – a 24-hour Japanese entertaiment channel. Available in Japan.
- Fox Thailand – a 24-hour Thai entertaiment channel. Available in Thailand.
- Fox Taiwan – a 24-hour Taiwanese entertaiment channel. Available in Taiwan.
- Fox Philippines – a 24-hour Filipino entertaiment channel. Available in the Philippines.
- Fox Vietnam – a 24-hour Vietnam entertaiment channel. Available in Vietnam.
While Fox Asia imports a substantial amount of programming seen in its US counterpart, there are separate rights granted to each version of the channel. Hence Fox Asia has a different line-up of programs from its US counterpart, including those seen on rival networks in the US and produced by competitors of 20th Century Fox (such as Warner Bros.).