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FOX Africa

Broadcast on: DStv, StarSat
Active from: 09 Apr 2013
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About

FOX (also known as FOX Africa to differentiate from the international channel of the same name) is an English language general entertainment channel on the DStv satellite television provider, which features a mix of drama, reality and entertainment programming.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 125
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact

StarSat: Channel 130
Bouquet: StarSat Smart, StarSat Super

PREVIOUSLY

TopTV: Channel 180
Bouquet: All

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 4:3) - TopTV/StarSat
1080i (HDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

FOX is a general entertainment channel dedicated to the best television series. Built on top of US product and some local productions, its brand lens is "smart entertainment with an edge".

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. It features a schedule with headlines ranging from the most recent and innovative series to classic big hits.

FOX replaced Fox Entertainment (which aired exclusively on TopTV) when a carriage agreement was signed with MultiChoice in 2013 to carry the channel on its Premium bouquet on DStv, whilst remaining on TopTV (which later became StarSat) as well.

The broadcast on DStv is in HD, but it remained in SD on TopTV and later StarSat.

FOX was added to DStv's Compact bouquet on Wednesday 1 June, 2016.

FOX is home to shows like The Simpsons, Falling Skies, The Walking Dead, Bones, Glee, Empire and other varied style genres.

The channel was discontinued on StarSat on 30 September, 2019. It was re-added on 24 February, 2020.


Latest Updated Shows

Empire

Genre: Drama, Musical
Channel: FOX Africa, e.tv, 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


Hawaii Five-0

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, FOX Africa, SABC3, e.tv, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: A re-imagining of the original series about an elite task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' beaches.
Starring: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim


Numb3rs

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: Hallmark Channel, Top One, SABC3, SABC2, CBS Action, FOX Africa, Universal TV
Summary: Numb3rs is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes.
Starring: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch


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