History Creator / FOX

11th Jun '17 1:34:13 PM nombretomado
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Fox also owns a number of regional sports networks, most of which are now branded "Fox Sports (insert region here)", with some owned by [=DirecTV=] under the branding ''Root Sports''). This began in the 90s as ''Fox Sports Net'', with the acquisition of the Prime Network and [=SportsChannel=] [=RSNs=] from Liberty Media and Cablevision, respectively. They also acquired a few others from other companies. During the mid-2000s the net began to break apart, with several stations being bought out by Comcast and rebranded, and others stopping their alliance with FSN. They also ran Fox Soccer Channel (which would later morph into FXX, in September 2013), but still run Fox Soccer Plus, which broadcasts portions of Series A, Barcelona FC and the UEFA Champions League in the hopes that the beautiful game will catch on in America eventually, a bet that paid off, as Fox will be the US English language broadcaster of the 2018 and 2022 WorldCup. (It lost the rights to the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague to NBC Sports in 2013.) Also owned by Fox is Fox Sports 1, a relatively new all-sports network seeking to challenge ESPN's dominance (it was previously known as Speed/SPEED Channel (and, before that, Speedvision), and was more known as UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}'s official network), and companion network Fox Sports 2, which was previously known as Fuel TV, and showed mainly extreme sports. In 2011, Fox began carrying the [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]], which is considered a major step in legitimizing that sport further, and sees some programming on Fox Sports 1 and 2.

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Fox also owns a number of regional sports networks, most of which are now branded "Fox Sports (insert region here)", with some owned by [=DirecTV=] under the branding ''Root Sports''). This began in the 90s as ''Fox Sports Net'', with the acquisition of the Prime Network and [=SportsChannel=] [=RSNs=] from Liberty Media and Cablevision, respectively. They also acquired a few others from other companies. During the mid-2000s the net began to break apart, with several stations being bought out by Comcast and rebranded, and others stopping their alliance with FSN. They also ran Fox Soccer Channel (which would later morph into FXX, in September 2013), but still run Fox Soccer Plus, which broadcasts portions of Series A, Barcelona FC and the UEFA Champions League in the hopes that the beautiful game will catch on in America eventually, a bet that paid off, as Fox will be the US English language broadcaster of the 2018 and 2022 WorldCup.[[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]]. (It lost the rights to the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague to NBC Sports in 2013.) Also owned by Fox is Fox Sports 1, a relatively new all-sports network seeking to challenge ESPN's dominance (it was previously known as Speed/SPEED Channel (and, before that, Speedvision), and was more known as UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}'s official network), and companion network Fox Sports 2, which was previously known as Fuel TV, and showed mainly extreme sports. In 2011, Fox began carrying the [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]], which is considered a major step in legitimizing that sport further, and sees some programming on Fox Sports 1 and 2.
29th May '17 4:35:50 PM lizaphile
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Creator/FoxNewsChannel also dominates [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news]], coming in as the number-one rated cable news network in 2007, hosting the number-one rated cable news TalkShow, ''Series/TheOReillyFactor'' (which has held the spot for one hundred months in a row), and grossing more viewers than the other cable news networks combined. However, it is always important to note that Fox and Fox News are completely different operations, and even some of the network's affiliates go out of their way to make sure that viewers know that in their local news coverage. ''Fox News Sunday'', however, is a staple of Sunday mornings on the network, and State of the Union Addresses and Presidential election coverage on the network are produced by Fox News. Sister cable network Fox Business Network is a SpiritedCompetitor to CNBC with a much deeper pro-business slant.

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Creator/FoxNewsChannel also dominates [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news]], coming in as the number-one rated cable news network in 2007, formerly hosting the number-one rated cable news TalkShow, ''Series/TheOReillyFactor'' (which has held the spot for one hundred months in a row), row until O'Reilly was terminated by the network in April 2017 for sexual harassment allegations), and grossing more viewers than the other cable news networks combined. However, it is always important to note that Fox and Fox News are completely different operations, and even some of the network's affiliates go out of their way to make sure that viewers know that in their local news coverage. ''Fox News Sunday'', however, is a staple of Sunday mornings on the network, and State of the Union Addresses and Presidential election coverage on the network are produced by Fox News. Sister cable network Fox Business Network is a SpiritedCompetitor to CNBC with a much deeper pro-business slant.



Fox, through their cable division, also runs a number of general networks, including Creator/{{FX}}, FXM (which was similar to Turner Classic Movies, but with solely older films from the Twentieth Century Fox libraries during the day, and recent films with more commercials at night), FXX (a comedy-oriented spinoff of FX), and the National Geographic Channels: both the original network and National Geographic Wild (which replaced the Fox Reality Channel). Spanish viewers are targeted with the upstart Fox Life (formerly Utilisima) network, and from 2012-2015, the broadcast Mundo Fox network, which draws from the network's deep reserve of Latin American and European Spanish programming. (Fox pulled out of the Mundo Fox network, but the network still lives as [=MundoMax=].)

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Fox, through their cable division, also runs a number of general networks, including Creator/{{FX}}, FXM (which was similar to Turner Classic Movies, but with solely older films from the Twentieth Century Fox libraries during the day, and recent films with more commercials at night), FXX (a comedy-oriented spinoff of FX), and the National Geographic Channels: both the original network and National Geographic Wild (which replaced the Fox Reality Channel). Spanish viewers are targeted with the upstart Fox Life (formerly Utilisima) network, and from 2012-2015, the broadcast Mundo Fox [=MundoFox=] network, which draws drew from the network's deep reserve of Latin American and European Spanish programming. (Fox pulled out of the Mundo Fox [=MundoFox=] network, but which lumbered along an additional year after until its end at the network still lives as [=MundoMax=].start of December 2016.)



On a smaller note, Fox also has their hands in radio via Creator/ClearChannel, which distributes two networks from them; Fox News Radio, which provides a traditional radio news service to radio stations with FNC anchors, along with a few full-fledged talk shows. Fox Sports Radio is the SpiritedCompetitor to the larger Creator/{{ESPN}} Radio, with mainly sports talk, but no play-by-play rights outside of local stations affiliated to them which have their region's teams (although it has picked up some national play-by-play rights, like the UFC, as a side effect of some of Fox's larger rights deals in recent years). There is a simulcast of the audio portion of the ''Fox NFL Sunday'' pre-game show. A lesser program, ''Fox All Access'', was one of those weekend shows that aired on pop music stations and plays current tracks and promotes Fox shows and films; it used to promote Creator/FoxKids programming (known as the Fox Kids Countdown) until that block's passing in 2002, and finally faded away in June 2012.

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On a smaller note, Fox also has their hands in radio via Creator/ClearChannel, which distributes two networks from them; Fox News Radio, which provides a traditional radio news service to radio stations with FNC anchors, along with a few full-fledged talk shows. Fox Sports Radio is the SpiritedCompetitor to the larger Creator/{{ESPN}} Radio, with mainly sports talk, but no play-by-play rights outside of local stations affiliated to them which have their region's teams (although it has picked up some national play-by-play rights, like the UFC, as a side effect of some of Fox's larger rights deals in recent years). There is a simulcast of the audio portion of the ''Fox NFL Sunday'' pre-game show. A lesser program, ''Fox All Access'', was one of those weekend shows that aired on pop music stations and plays played current tracks and promotes promoted Fox shows and films; it used to promote Creator/FoxKids programming (known as the Fox Kids Countdown) until that block's passing in 2002, and finally faded away in June 2012.
23rd May '17 8:11:11 AM Kartoonkid95
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(TwentiethCenturyFox had also owned 50% of an early fourth television network attempt, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTA_Film_Network NTA Film Network]]. Its flagship, New Jersey-based WNTA, later became NET affiliate WNDT, which later became Creator/{{PBS}} affiliate WNET. Its Los Angeles affiliate KTTV became one of Fox's O&Os at its founding in 1986, and is still so as of 2017.)
13th Apr '17 11:14:58 AM DonaldoC1997
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The Fox name is used for several Murdoch-owned channels across the world, including the British/Irish channels Fox and Fox+, and the Fox Life suite of channels in Europe and South America. In Australia, the name is used both for the [=FoxTel=] cable and satellite television service (half-owned by News Corp) and their general entertainment cable network, which is sandwiched between Creator/SevenNetwork and Creator/NineNetwork and named Fox 8 in an attempt to establish parity between them and the broadcast networks, as well as an Australian version of Fox Sports.

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The Fox name is used for several Murdoch-owned channels across the world, including the British/Irish channels Fox and Fox+, and the Fox Life suite of channels in Europe and South America. In Australia, the name is used both for the [=FoxTel=] [=Foxtel=] cable and satellite television service (half-owned by News Corp) and their general entertainment cable network, which is sandwiched between Creator/SevenNetwork and Creator/NineNetwork and named Fox 8 in an attempt to establish parity between them and the broadcast networks, as well as an Australian version of Fox Sports.



* ''Series/MADtv'': The longest-running sketch comedy series on FOX, and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s longest running [[DuelingShows rival show]] at 14 seasons (1995-2009).

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* ''Series/MADtv'': The longest-running sketch comedy series on FOX, and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s longest running [[DuelingShows rival show]] at 14 seasons (1995-2009). A revival series is shown on Creator/TheCW since 2016.
7th Apr '17 12:20:01 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Another source of controversy surrounding Fox, alluded to above, is that its content has historically [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed far]] [[HotterAndSexier more boundaries]] than its broadcast competition, making it a frequent target of MoralGuardians. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' character Bart Simpson was seen as promoting juvenile delinquency, ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was subject to a boycott attempt by a Michigan {{housewife}} due to its raunchy content (which [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity only increased its ratings]]), and trashy {{reality show}}s like ''The Swan'', ''Married by America'', ''Temptation Island'' and ''Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?'' managed to disgust nearly everyone. In TheNineties, Fox was also famous for running [[{{Mondo}} shockumentaries]] like the ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293702/ When Animals Attack!]]'' specials and ''World's Wildest Police Videos''.

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Another source of controversy surrounding Fox, alluded to above, is that its content has historically [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed far]] [[HotterAndSexier more boundaries]] than its broadcast competition, making it a frequent target of MoralGuardians. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' character Bart Simpson was seen as promoting juvenile delinquency, ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was subject to a boycott attempt by a Michigan {{housewife}} due to its raunchy content (which [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity [[StreisandEffect only increased its ratings]]), and trashy {{reality show}}s like ''The Swan'', ''Married by America'', ''Temptation Island'' and ''Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?'' managed to disgust nearly everyone. In TheNineties, Fox was also famous for running [[{{Mondo}} shockumentaries]] like the ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293702/ When Animals Attack!]]'' specials and ''World's Wildest Police Videos''.
2nd Apr '17 1:22:04 PM WaterBlap
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** ''Series/TwentyFourLegacy''
30th Mar '17 6:30:38 AM Ominae
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