FOX Retro

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 May 2010
Active until: 01 Jul 2013

About

FOX Retro is a defunct South African digital satellite television channel which launched on the TopTV digital satellite 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 discontinued abruptly in July 2013 in order to make way for brands "more relevant to African audiences", when TopTV at the time was in business rescue, prior to being bought by China's digital pay-TV company StarTimes and rebranded StarSat.

AVAILABILITY

TopTV: Channel 181

PICTURE FORMAT

576p (SDTV, 4:3)

ABOUT

FOX Retro was an entertainment channel entirely dedicated to the beloved series that defined the 70s, 80s and 90s and which helped shape the pop culture and trends of today.

The programming mix included oldies but goodies like Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Mission Impossible, The Jeffersons, Diff'rent Strokes, Mork & Mindy, The Love Boat and Baywatch.


Latest Updated Shows

Cagney & Lacey

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: FOX Retro, FOX Crime
Summary: Cagney & Lacey is an American police procedural television series created by Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday and starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as New York City police detectives who lead very different lives: Christine Cagney (Gless) is a single, career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) is a married working mother.
Starring: Harvey Atkin, Meg Foster, Carl Lumbly


Magnum, P.I.

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy-Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: FOX Retro, SABC3, FOX Crime
Summary: Magnum, P.I. is an American action drama television series created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson and starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii, whose cases frequently have a humorous overtone and always just enough danger.
Starring: John Hillerman, Larry Manetti, Roger E. Mosley


Latest Articles

FOX Retro yanked from TopTV

01 Jul 2013 | Written by: Tashi | From: FOX Retro
Yanked. Pulled. Gone. Disappeared. FOX Retro's become retro on TopTV. The channel's become a thing of the past and won't be back.


New on Fox Retro in March 2012

09 Mar 2012 | Written by: Tashi | From: FOX Retro | 1 comment
Retro-cool Charlie's Angels premieres on Fox Retro at the end of March. Other premieres include a run of the original Star Trek - airs on Wednesday nights.


New on Fox Retro in December 2011

04 Dec 2011 | Written by: Tashi | From: FOX Retro
Twin Peaks continues on Fox Retro with a mid-December Season 2 premiere. Also coming up: the next seasons of The Streets of San Francisco and M*A*S*H.


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