Rebecca Hawkes | 13-08-2013
South African pay-TV platform DStv is adding the crime and investigation entertainment station Foxcrime to its bouquet.
Foxcrime will join four other FIC brands – Fox, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild – on the Multichoice-owned satellite TV platform.
Subscribers will now be able to watch FIC co-productions such as The Bridge, starring Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger, along with acquired series like Criminal Minds, CSI and Blue Bloods. A Classic Crime block also includes NYPD Blue, Remington Steel, CHIPS and Streets of San Francisco, while Case Files: Africa covers infamous crime stories from across the Continent.
"Foxcrime's steady subscriber growth and enduring ratings success since its original 2006 launch in Italy, is the product of a killer mix of addictive crime programming and Fox brand sensibility," said Alessandro Tucci, SVP and General Manager for FIC Africa.
"DStv remains the biggest player in pay-TV throughout Africa and we are pleased to bring this new bespoke brand to their platform and especially South African viewers."
There are now nine English language channels distributed by FIC in Africa, reaching over five million subscribers, according to the 21st Century Fox-owned company.