- FX (UK)
Infobox TV channel
name = FX
logosize = 200px
logofile = FX (UK) logo.svg
logoalt = FX logo
12 January 2004
closed date =
share = 0.2% (0.1% for +1)
share as of = February 2008
share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti BARB]
slogan = "Uncompromising TV from FOX"
country = UK
Fox International Channels( News Corporation)
former names = FX289 (until May 2005)
replaced names =
sister names =
timeshift names = FX + (1 hour timeshift)
web = [http://www.fxuk.com/ www.fxuk.com/]
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 164
Channel 165 (FX +)
Channel 193 (FX HD)
cable serv 1 =
cable chan 1 = Channel 179
adsl serv 1 =
adsl chan 1 = Channel 10|
FX is a
TV channelin the United Kingdomand Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004and originally branded as FX289 in reference to its Sky Digital EPG number. The channel was moved to 270 in May 2005, and dropped the 289 part of its name. It has moved three more times subsequently; first, in February 2006, the channel moved to 179, then it relocated to 165 in May 2007and then moved to 164 in September 2008. It is now also available on the Virgin Mediacable network and Tiscali TV IPTV. It was the third Fox-branded channel for the UK, after Fox News Channeland Fox Kids (later Jetix).
The target ages is those aged 25 to 44. It has a similar format to its American sister channel
FX Networks, with a schedule consisting largely of Fox-produced shows, including comedysuch as " Family Guy" and " King of the Hill", and dramassuch as " The Shield", " The X Files", " NCIS" and " NYPD Blue". Non-Fox-produced shows rerun or receiving their UK premiere on the channel include " Carnivàle", "", " JAG", "NCIS", "Sleeper Cell", " E-Ring" and "Huff".
As well as British and American programming, the channel has aired a number of international programmes. These include Last Man Standing and
The Nomineesfrom Australia, Charlie Jade, a co-production between Canada and South Africa, and the Flemish series Matrioshkiwhich was shown with subtitles.
For several weeks starting on the
5 December 2005, FX carried a strand of programming from the Fox-owned American channel FUEL TV. The strand was identified as "FX Presents FUEL TV", and made use of FUEL TV's US branding graphics. The strand ran for an hour from 10am, and was repeated in the early hours of the following morning. [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds25264.html]
The channel's 2 hour timeshift service, FX +, was joined on Sky by FX +1 on
10 December 2007. The branding of sister timeshift channel FX + had not been changed to reflect this, causing confusion due to the two being very similar in name (FX +, FX +1), with viewers assuming a mistake or a double-over of the channel, a suitable way to have addressed this would have been to rebrand the original timeshift as FX +2 and trade location in EPG with sister channel FX +1, though nothing had been announced. On Monday 28th April 2008, FX +1 ceased broadcasting and its slot was replaced with FX HD.
September 1, 2008, to co-incide with sky's EPG reshuffle, FX + became a 1 hour timeshift.
FX HD is a
high definition television channel, which launched on Monday 28 April 2008at 10pm in the UK and Ireland. FX HD broadcasts a completely separate schedule from the standard definition channel. The HD station broadcasts between 7pm and 2am every day, and has been specially created for the Sky+ HDservice. FX HD was originally due to launch on 21st April, but as stated on the FX Forums, the reason why the date has been pushed back to 28th April 2008 was down to "technical difficulties at the transmission end" [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitaltv/a93250/fxhd-to-launch-this-month.html More information here.] and [http://community.fxuk.com/forums/p/13029/72427.aspx#72427 here]
At launch it contained around 90% HD content and will have, in the early months at least, no commercial breaks.
*"Blind Justice" (HD)
*"Buffy the Vampire Slayer
*"From the Earth to the Moon"
Kenny vs. Spenny"
King of the Hill"
Nash Bridges" (HD)
To Catch A Predator"
The Showbiz Show"
Sleeper Cell" (HD)
Third Watch" (HD)
*"10 Items or Less"
* [http://www.fxuk.com FX website]
* [http://www.fxhduk.com FX HD website]
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