DStv: Fox Crime’s Confirmed Content


“Brands with Fans” new bespoke channel will deliver eagerly anticipated priority shows mixed with existing fan favourites and topped with retro nostalgia

In Johannesburg, Fox International Channels’ recently announced new entrant, Fox Crime, is set to bring local viewers a blend of eagerly anticipated global content mixed with existing audience favourites and coupled with a dash of classic nostalgia programmes.

Fox Crime is an entertainment channel entirely dedicated to crime and investigation. It delivers stories with good guys, bad guys, with one prevailing over the other. The channel premieres on the 9th of July 2013 at 19:00 on DStv channel 126.

Programming includes the The Bridge, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue and boasts a Classic Crime block that launches with Magnum, CHIPS and Streets of San Francisco.

The channel also showcases strong factual crime programming with international best practice shows such 48 Hours, American Greed, which focus on highly publicised white collar crimes and introduces an African focused slot entitled Case Files: Africa covering stories infamous crime stories from across the Continent.

Audiences can look out for the exciting and highly touted show; The Bridge a global premiere starring Damian Bichir and Diane Kruger. The much buzzed about show will air in South Africa on the channel 48 hours after US broadcast.
The channel affords Fox International Channels Africa the opportunity to focus programming to specific target audiences.  This means that content will be shifted across channels to ensure that the content is a natural fit for the channel brand.
The channel launch will therefore see the migration of shows across channels.  Key migrations include the moving of Criminal Minds from Fox onto Fox Crime and the migration of Bones from FX onto Fox.
“We’re refashioning the meaning of fully-fledged schedules. The amount of quality programming that is being premiered, continued and revived will definitely place the channel in a good position on the platform.  The channels unique proposition of both drama and factual programming positions it as the go to channel for all things crime.
“There’s something for every individual crime story fan and that will surely keep what is one of the most successful genres captivating for the audiences we are targeting,” said Fox SVP and General Manager Africa: Alessandro Tucci.
Fox International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 350+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 37 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.1 billion cumulative households worldwide. FIC is dedicated to delivering high quality content to its global viewers. We acquire, develop, produce and co-produce scripted and non-scripted programming for our linear and digital platforms including, most recently, the Golden Globes nominated and hit series The Walking Dead. FIC owns and operates four production studios around the world and is responsible for the creation of hundreds of TV hours, including but not limited to the critically acclaimed drama series' KadAbra (Colombia) and The Monster of Florence (Italy).