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Fox Entertainment

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 May 2010
Active until: 08 Apr 2013

About

Fox Entertainment is a defunct South African digital satellite television channel which launched on the TopTV pay platform in May 2010 as one of the five Fox International Channels (FIC) stable: Fox Entertainment, Fox FX, Fox Retro, Baby TV and Fuel.

The channel was rebranded as FOX (effectively ending it) on 9 April, 2013, when a carriage agreement was signed with MultiChoice to carry the channel on its Premium bouquet on DStv, whilst remaining on TopTV (which later became StarSat) as well. The broadcast on DStv was in HD, but it remained in SD on TopTV.

AVAILABILITY

TopTV: Channel 180

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 4:3)

ABOUT

Fox Entertainment was a general entertainment channel which defined itself as "smart entertainment with an edge". Genres included comedy, drama, sci-fi, action, animation and reality shows.

Targeting a keen and demanding audience (adults 18-35), the channel was originally launched in Latin America in 1993. The genre offering was all-encompassing and varied by style.

The channel went live on the TopTV platform on 1 May, 2010, although it had been up and running since February of that year, meaning that many of the shows when the channel went live were already mid-season, or into subsequent seasons.

The very first show broadcast, at 18h00, was Season 3 of the science fiction series Alias. Other programming in the first month included Saving Grace, Angel, Moonlighting, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Criminal Minds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Testees and Scrubs.


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Castle

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net Series, Fox Entertainment, StarTimes One, e.tv, eExtra, FOX Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net Family
Summary: A famous mystery-thriller novelist is called in after the NYPD discovers a real copycat killer staging murders from scenes depicted in his novels.
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan


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


Republic of Doyle

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy-Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: Fox Entertainment, SABC3, FOX Africa
Summary: Private Eye Jake Doyle solves cases, dodges punches and chases criminals through the hilly, colourful streets of seaside town St. John's, Newfoundland.
Starring: Allan Hawco, Séan McGinley, Lynda Boyd


Latest Articles

DStv moves in on TopTV's hot properties

19 Mar 2013 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
The Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Da Vinci's Demons and Being Mandela will all be airing on DStv too. A reinvented FOX will be available on both TopTV and DStv f...


Meet Mpho Koaho: alien fighter

30 Jun 2011 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV | 12 comments
Stephen Spielberg's new series Falling Skies premieres on Fox Entertainment on Monday. In the action: Mpho Koaho - an actor on the move with South African roots...


New on Fox Entertainment in May 2010

13 May 2010 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: FOX
The premiere line-up on TopTV's Fox Entertainment this month. Includes: Alias, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Scrubs, The Simpsons, Moonlighting and Cops.


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