Fox Movies (TV channel)

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Fox Movies is an international movie channel owned by Fox Networks Group, a part of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. The channel was launched on February 8, 2007.

FOX Movies
Fox Movies (Asia) logo.svg
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
ParentFox Networks Group
LaunchedFebruary 8, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-02-08)
ReplacedFox Movie Channel (USA)
Fox Next (Portugal)


fXM: Movies from Fox channel in the US was renamed to Fox Movie Channel on March 1, 2000[1] until September 2013 when the channel changed its name back to FXM.[2]

Their logo used in 2008, still being used to this day.

In 2008, Fox Movies was launched by Fox International Channels and Rotana Media Services along with Fox Series channels in the Middle East market.[3] Fox then purchased a stake in Rotana, while the joint venture agreed with Disney to carry Disney and American Broadcasting Company content on the two channels for four years.[4] In early March 2010, Fox International Channels agreed to move its Middle East and North Africa market channels' operations from Hong Kong and other locations to an Abu Dhabi facility.[3] On 1 July 2011, Fox Movies was made available in Portugal on pay services and Angola and Mozambique on free-to-air.[5]

On July 1, 2011, Fox Movies was launched by Fox International Channels Portugal with airing many genres including drama, comedy, science fiction, action and horror with programming during the summer slate included hits such as X-Men and The Queen.[6]

On January 1, 2012, Star Movies was rebranded to Fox Movies Premium and FOX Movies Premium HD, available in Hong Kong and selected Southeast Asian countries. In India, China, Middle East and North Africa, Taiwan and the Philippines (SD only), the Star Movies brand remained until July 2017 when was rebranded to Fox Movies.[7]

On October 2, 2012, Fox International Channels would launch another Fox Movies with being available to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo regions.[8]

Market channelsEdit

Market Type Formerly launch date Replacement Replaced date Other
United States channel, basic cable FXM: Movies from Fox March 1, 2000 FXM September 2013
Middle East channel, subscription via beIN Media Group 2008[3] Fox Action Movies
Fox Family Movies
Southeast Asia channel, pay Star Movies (Vietnam), Fox Movies Premium (the rest of Southeast Asia countries) June 10, 2017 Star Movies, Fox Movies Premium October 1, 2021 (Hong Kong and the rest of Southeast Asia countries), January 1, 2022 (Taiwan)
Japan [ja] channel, pay Fox Movies★SF&Horror November 1, 2005 Disney+ January 31, 2021
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
channel, pay July 1, 2011[5]
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
channel, pay 2012


  1. ^ Dempsey, John (February 18, 2000). "Fixes for Fox web". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Weisman, Jon (June 4, 2013). "FX Promotes John Landgraf to CEO". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Fox moves MENA channels to Abu Dhabi". C21media. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "How has American entertainment become omnipresent in the Arab world?". Morocco World News. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Briel, Robert (22 June 2011). "Fox Movies to launch in Portugal". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Fox Movies adds Portuguese flavour | News". Rapid TV News. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  7. ^ Chu, Karen (October 31, 2011). "Fox to Replace Star Movies in Asia with Fox Movies Premium". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  8. ^ "Fox TV to launch in Balkans". Boardband News. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02.

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