Fox Channel to Launch in NL

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An all-around Fox entertainment channel will be launched in the Netherlands on August 19.

The localized daily network will be accessible to digital TV subscribers of Ziggo. Further carriage contracts with some TV operators for Fox are also being planned.

The Simpsons
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"The Fox launch rounds out Fox International Channels’s portfolio in the market, which currently includes pay networks in the sports, lifestyle and factual segments via 24Kitchen, FOXlife and the suite of National Geographic branded channels, respectively," the company said.

At present, Fox channels are available in 127 countries and 30 languages.

The latest Dutch network will concentrate on viewers aged 12 and above. According to Fox International Channels, the new network will provide a lineup of premium, fresh programming focused on movies, animation and sports, including shows like The Walking Dead, Da Vinci’s Demons, and the popular The Simpsons.

"The launch of FOX is a significant milestone for FIC’s operation in the Netherlands," said FIC Europe and Africa President Jesus Perezagua. "We are delighted to be introducing Fox to the Dutch audience. The brand is not only the cornerstone of our entertainment portfolio globally, but more importantly embodies a 78-year legacy of creative excellence and compelling entertainment, which we’re confident our new Dutch fans will relish."