Thu 21 Jan 2016, 10:27
FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing the next mind-bending chapter of The X-Files.
FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing the next mind-bending chapter of The X-Files to 60+ countries with a day & date release. The highly anticipated, six-episode event series helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, will air on FIC’s FOX channel immediately following the January 24th debut on FOX in the US.
It will air locally on DStv channel 125 on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January at 20:10 CAT, express from the U.S. and thereafter on Tuesdays at 20:10 from 2 February.
The series will return as part of a two-night special event across the international FOX portfolio starting on Monday 25 January 25, and will reach audiences throughout Latin America in markets such as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina; in South East Asia including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and markets in Europe including Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Southern Africa.
FOX has long been the world’s most widely distributed premiere entertainment destination that audiences in the U.S. and abroad turn to for groundbreaking, trend setting and critically acclaimed programming. The X-Files international release advances FOX’s promise to deliver the best series first, to viewers worldwide.
The day & date TV launch model is a staple of the FOX programming strategy for its viral, high-profile U.S. series, including The Walking Dead, Wayward Pines, Scream Queens, Empire, and the upcoming Outcast, which FIC’s in-house studio FOX International Studios developed with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) for Cinemax in the U.S.A. and FOX channels internationally. FOX is available as a linear channel and non-linear offering in over 340 million homes across the US and virtually all international TV markets.
The X-Files, an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history, returns thirteen years after the original series. Having originally premiered in September 1993, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favourite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.