Fox Crime


Fox hires Bekker replacement for Africa

Fox International Channels has recruited Ratna Siriah (below left) as general manager of its operations in Africa, filling a role vacated by Hannelie Bekker. Siriah joins from Cat 2 where she worked in the launch a dubbed Bollywood channel in Africa. She has also worked for several FMCG companies outside of the TV sector. She […]

Fox’s Star India buys local channel

21st Century Fox’s Star India has acquired Telugu-language channel Maa TV. The deal hands the Asian Fox business access into the Telugu market, which Star said was the second-largest regional market in India in terms of potential revenue. The acquisition, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will close upon regulatory approvals. The Maa TV […]

Fox poaches Bekker to run FIC Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV. She will […]

Fox International sets strategic deal with Star Sat

Fox International Channels has unveiled a strategic alliance with South African digital subscription TV provider StarSat. This will see FIC’s flagship channel Fox, plus FX, BabyTV and Fuel retained on the recently relaunched StarSat platform, and the addition of three more: Fox Crime, Nat Geo Gold and Fox Movies. Entertainment channel Fox Crime will run […]

FIC to launch crime channel in SA

Fox International Channels has launched its Fox Crime channel on South African pay TV platform DStv. The thematic channel, branded locally as FOXCRIME, will have FIC’s noir drama copro The Bridge, and franchise crime properties including Criminal Minds, CSI and Blue Bloods as well as a classic crime block comprising NYPD Blue, Remington Steel, CHIPS […]

Sky Italia to launch Crime & Investigation channel

Sky Italia is launching a raft of new channels, including A+E Networks-owned Crime & Investigation. The Italian satcaster is also launching a dedicated Moto GP channel, a HD news channel called Sky TG24 and a new ‘walled garden’ Sky Loves Kids feature to protect children from adult content. Fox Sports HD, which will carry the […]

FIC powers up with S.H.I.E.L.D. deal

Fox International Channels has acquired Disney-distributed US scripted series including the much-hyped superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its Spanish channels. Along with Marvel Television and ABC Studios-produced S.H.I.E.L.D., the deal also gives FIC Spanish broadcast rights to Josh Holloway-fronted Intelligence, Bradley Whitford comedy Trophy Wife, procedural Killer Woman, lottery winner drama Lucky 7 […]

Crime being replaced by Fox channel in Norway

Fox International Channels is replacing its Fox Crime channel with the core Fox service in Norway. FIC has been aggressively rolling out Fox in Europe with launches in the UK and across Central and Eastern Europe in the past twelve months. In Norway, the channel will have a broader programming line-up than the Fox Crime […]