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Fox Soccer Channel will become FXX in Sept


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#1 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Fox Networks is planning to split its successful FX channel into two networks as part of a larger effort to enlarge its cable footprint.

A new network, tentatively called FXX, would target younger viewers -- millennials -- with a skew towards comedy, according to media executives who have been briefed on the plans.

The network would program some of the original comedy series that now appear on FX, such as The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It would also be stocked with appropriate theatrical movies from a stockpile FX has been building in deals with nearly all of the major studios over the past few years.

The plans call for a launch in September with about 75 million subscribers. Many of those subscribers would come from the Fox Soccer channel, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Is it just me or does FXX sound like something that ought to be part of the "adult channel" line-up?


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Is it just me or does FXX sound like something that ought to be part of the "adult channel" line-up?


I agree. Dumb name. I suppose now they'll want even more cash from us.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

I read the press release and am still confused. Does this mean that Fox Soccer Channel is history? No more soccer? This may be related to the fact that NBC outbid Fox in carriage rights for the English Premier League starting next season.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

I read the press release and am still confused. Does this mean that Fox Soccer Channel is history? No more soccer? This may be related to the fact that NBC outbid Fox in carriage rights for the English Premier League starting next season.


I believe that Fox is introducing a new sports channel 'Fox sports 1' that will probably take up any soccer porperties Fox still has...

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

I read the press release and am still confused. Does this mean that Fox Soccer Channel is history? No more soccer? This may be related to the fact that NBC outbid Fox in carriage rights for the English Premier League starting next season.


NBC will have the EPL next year but Fox will still have rights to the English FA Cup, the Scottish Premier League and UEFA Champions League so they will be shown on Fox Sports 1 and 2. Also Fox has the rights to all Fifa mens and womens World Cups including the underage ones starting in 2015.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Thanks for the replies guys!

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