Fox Networks Group

Fox Networks Group
Formerly
Fox International Channels (1993–2016)
Division
Industry Television
Founded 1993
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Peter Rice (CEO)
Randy Freer (COO)
Products Pay TV
Parent 21st Century Fox
Website www.foxnetworks.com

Fox Networks Group is 21st Century Fox's primary operating unit for television distribution. It produces and distributes 300+ entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, using several brands, including Fox, Fox Sports, Fox Life, National Geographic Channels, FX Networks, BabyTV, Star Movies, Star Plus, and Star Gold. Among their non-linear brands are Fox Play, Fox+ and Hotstar. These brands reach over 1.725 billion households around the world.

History

Fox International Channels

Fox International Channels founded LAPTV, based in Atlanta and a Latin American pay-TV joint venture unit, with Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox. Twentieth Century Fox dropped its ownership in LAPTV. In October 2013, Fox International Channels purchased Paramount's shares of LAPTV to become the sole owner.[1] A+E Networks formed A+E Networks Italy based in Rome by December 2013. In Early 2014, A&E Italy took full ownership of History Italy from the channel partner, Fox International Channels.[2] On free-to-air Freeview and YouView, Fox International Channels UK launched YourTV on 1 October 2015. YourTV targets female viewers.[3]

In January 2016, the Fox International Channels unit was announced to be split into three divisions: Fox Networks Group Europe, Fox Networks Group Latin America and Fox Networks Group Asia, all reporting to Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice and COO Randy Freer. As a result of this reorganization, the Fox International Channels banner was discontinued.[4]

Acquisition by Disney

On July 27, 2018, 21st Century Fox shareholders agreed to sell most of company assets to The Walt Disney Company for $71.3 billion.[5] While 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Cable Networks (excluding Fox Digital Media, which will go to "New Fox"[6]), NG Channels and FNG International will go to Disney, Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Sports (excluding regional networks, which will be acquired by Disney and later sell to a third party company[7]) will be spun-off to a new company called "New Fox".[8]

Units

Fox Television Group

National Geographic Channels

Fox Cable Networks[9]

Fox Sports Media Group

International

  • Fox Networks Group Europe
Country SubsidiaryFoxFox CrimeFox ComedyFox LifeFox SportsNational GeographicNat Geo WildNat Geo People24 KitchenOther
Fox Networks Group Limited (UK)[15]YourTV[16]
Fox Networks Group Italy SARLFox Animation
MondoFox[17]
FlopTV[18]
Fox Networks Group Bulgaria EOOD
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Fox Movies:
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
[19]
Fox Networks Group ESPAÑA, S.L.U.
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Russia
PortugalPoland
Portugal
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Estonia
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
Europe
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Malta
Portugal
  • Fox Movies (Portugal)
  • Mundo Fox (Angola)[20]
  • Viajar (Spain)
[21]
Fox Networks Group (Turkey)[22]
Fox Networks Group Germany GMBH[25]
Fox Networks Group Benelux
  • Fox Networks Group Latin America
  • Fox Networks Group Asia
  • Fox Networks Group Africa
  • Fox Networks Group Middle East

References

  1. Gonzalez, Juan Fernandez (3 October 2013). "Fox International owns 100% of LAPTV". Rapid TV News. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. Briel, Robert (December 9, 2013). "A+E Networks establishes own Italian branch". Broadband TV News. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  3. Sweney, Mark (September 3, 2015). "Fox UK to launch free-to-air channel YourTV". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  4. Littleton, Cynthia (January 11, 2016). "Fox Reorganizes International Channels Division, CEO Hernan Lopez to Exit". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/21st-century-fox-and-disney-stockholders-approve-acquisition-by-disney/
  6. https://www.thestreet.com/story/14420470/1/disney-acquires-fox-assets-blockbuster-deal.html
  7. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/27/us-set-to-give-antitrust-approval-for-disney-fox-deal.html
  8. https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-signs-amended-acquisition-agreement-to-acquire-twenty-first-century-fox-inc-for-71-3-billion-in-cash-and-stock/
  9. 1 2 Fox Networks Group. Business. 21st Century Fox. Accessed on November 20, 2013.
  10. James, Meg (July 8, 2013). "Fox's Dana Walden, Gary Newman receive bigger TV portfolio". LA Times. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  11. "About the Show". Divorce Court.com. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  12. https://www.fox.com/article/fox-now-on-mobile-597a811a6603660022fa8672/
  13. https://www.fxnetworks.com/region-fx
  14. Fox Sports Networks. Business. 21st Century Fox. Accessed on January 26, 2014.
  15. "FOX NETWORKS GROUP (UK) LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  16. "Company: FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS (UK) LIMITED". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  17. "Company: FOX NETWORKS GROUP ITALY SARL". Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  18. "Company: FOX NETWORKS GROUP ITALY SARL". Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  19. "Company: FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS BULGARIA EOOD". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  20. "Company: FOX NETWORKS GROUP ESPAÑA, S.L.U." Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  21. "Company: FOX NETWORKS GROUP ESPAÑA, S.L.U." MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  22. "FOX Networks Group Turkey". Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  23. "Company: FOX LIFE Media Services AS". mavise.obs.coe.int. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  24. "Company: TGRT HABER TELEVİZYON A.Ş." mavise. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  25. "Company: FOX NETWORKS GROUP GERMANY GMBH". MAVISE. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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