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Fox channel to launch in Hungary

The Walking DeadEntertainment net Fox is launching in Hungarian pay TV – bringing shows such as The Simpsons, The Walking Dead and The Bridge to local audiences.

The deal with pay TV platform Telekom marks the first time a Fox International Channels network has launched in Hungary.

Fox will launch on February 4 with all of its major international franchise brands tailored to the Hungarian audience. Titles getting their exclusive local debut include 24: Live Another Day, Sleepy Hollow and The Crazy Ones, plus UK-commissioned FIC series Meet the Russians and Man Up.

“We’re thrilled to bring Fox and our slate of original, breakthrough and exclusive series to Hungarian fans,” says Carlos Ortega, executive VP of Central and Eastern Europe.

“Our new audience will enjoy premieres of world-class entertainment content, and an impressive list of productions that will be scheduled and promoted to serve the needs of the local market. As with all our channels worldwide, it will localise an international brand, without losing its essence.”

FIC channels have launched in Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Russia among other territories in the CEE region in the past year.