Tue 13 Sep 2016, 12:06
A bold and entertaining Pan-African channel will offer fresh local content along with an eclectic and exciting mix of US dramas, comedies and unscripted programming
FOX Networks Group Europe and Africa (FNG) has announced the launch of a bold new Pan African channel, FOX Life on Monday 3 October 2016. Considered one of the world’s leading destinations for scripted and unscripted entertainment, FOX Life will be tailored for African audiences and be available on channel 126 in South Africa.
As part of the new channel, an additional 500 hours of fresh new programming will be added to the schedule over the coming months, focused on localised storytelling, created specifically for African viewers. New hit US shows to debut on FOX Life include Pitch and Atlanta.
“FOX Life is core to our global entertainment portfolio and its entry into this market signals FNG’s continued investment in Africa,” says Gary Alfonso, GM, FNG Africa. “From hit US programming, to 500 hours of brand new, locally developed and produced content, our new channel portfolio reflects the best in entertainment, factual and sports.”
The new channel will sit alongside FOX on DStv, on channel 126 and will replace FOX Crime, which will no longer be available on DStv from Wednesday 28 September 2016. Select programming from this channel will be folded into the FOX daytime schedules. This is a win for DStv customers as FOX Crime was limited to only DStv Premium and DStv Extra, FOX Life will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Extra, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access customers in South Africa.
FOX Life now joins 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.