July 27, 2013

Fox International Channels logoFox International Channels has revealed details of the upcoming launch of its Fox service in the Netherlands.

FIC recently announced the roll out of the Fox Sports channel in the Netherlands and bouquet of local soccer services under the Fox Sports Eredivisie brand.

The core general entertainment Fox channel will also be added to the mix.

It will be carried on local cable service Ziggo from August 19 and carriage talks are underway with other operators, FIC said.

The programming line-up will include scripted series The Walking Dead, Da Vinci’s Demons, The Bridge, Low Winter Sun and Ripper Street. The channel will also carry The Simpsons, which will anchor a daily animation slot.

“The launch of Fox is a significant milestone for FIC’s operation in the Netherlands,” said Jesus Perezagua, president of FIC, Europe and Africa. “FIC has a fifteen year heritage in the market, established first by our National Geographic channels business, and grown recently through significant local investments in partnerships resulting in brands as FOX Sports Eredivisie and 24Kitchen.”