FOX Life

Broadcast on: DStv, StarSat
Active from: 03 Oct 2016


FOX Life is an English language general entertainment channel on the StarSat and DStv satellite television providers, which features a mix of scripted and non-scripted aspirational entertainment programming.


DStv: Channel 126
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access

StarSat: Channel 132
Bouquet: Unknown


576i (SDTV, 16:9)


FOX Life is tailored for African audiences and debuted in South Africa on Monday 3 October 2016, at 18h10. The first show to air on the channel was the dubbed Portuguese telenovela Blood Ties.

As part of the new channel, an additional 500 hours of fresh new programming were planned for the schedule over the months after the channel launch, focused on localised storytelling, created specifically for African viewers.

New American shows to debut on FOX Life at launch included Pitch and Atlanta.

The channel was placed alongside FOX Africa on DStv, on channel 126, replacing FOX Crime, which was discontinued on Wednesday 28 September, 2016. Select programming from this channel was folded into the FOX daytime schedules.

FOX Life joined the extensive FNG portfolio in Africa, which includes FOX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2 and Baby TV.

In October 2017, one year after launching, FOX Life was given a channel refresh - both in look and feel, as well as content. More local programming was introduced, as well as an increased focus on Turkish telenovelas, along with streamlining of genre, predictable repeat patterns and weekend catch ups. First-run international series like Lee Daniels' Star and Atlanta were moved to the premium bouquet channel, FOX Africa.


October 2016 - September 2017

FOX Life logo 2016-2017

October 2017 -

FOX Life logo since October 2017

Latest Updated Shows

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Top One, FOX Life, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp
Summary: The series is an up-close and personal look at a group of women from Atlanta's social elite – from aspiring singers to power brokers and super models.
Starring: Shereé Whitfield, Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes


Genre: Drama, Musical
Channel: FOX Africa,, FOX Life, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: With an original soundtrack by Timbaland, this family drama is about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all want his throne.
Starring: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett

Criminal Minds

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: actionX, Fox Entertainment, StarTimes One, M-Net Action, M-Net Series, FOX Crime, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, FOX Life, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, FOX Africa, M-Net
Summary: Revolves around an elite team of profilers who analyse America's most twisted minds, trying to anticipate their moves before they strike again.
Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini

Latest Articles

New docu-reality series: I Remember Me

14 Mar 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: FOX Life | Docu-series that aims to empower black women by exploring what it means to be a township-raised girl.

Docu-reality series: Boss Nails

09 Mar 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: FOX Life | This series follows 26-year-old Dana Cody, the glamorous and sassy owner of Tippie Toes Beauty Lounge in Miami.

New season: Last Comic Standing 7

08 Mar 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: FOX Life | Last Comic Standing returns with new host Craig Robinson who searches for the funniest comedian in America.


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