Fox Networks Group Africa enters new content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution
23 February 2018
Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include TheResident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.
“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire season 4 Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”
The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 3:00am CAT, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch-Up. The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.
All of this content and more will be available to FOX Africa viewers on multiple platforms such as Black, DStv, Kwese and StarSat as well as StarTimes.
Fox Networks Group in Africa operates eight distinct Pay-Tv channel brands including National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, FOX and Baby TV, along with the non-linear service FOX+ and National Geographic+. Across the region, FNG Europe & Africa operates 151 channels as well as numerous digital services, broadcasting in 52 countries. Through genre defining channel brands FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic, FNG Europe & Africa is watched by over 250 million viewers in 150 million households making it the pan-regional leader for entertainment, factual and sports programming.