20th Century Fox- UK
20th century fox is a valued part of everyday life in over 10 million homes in the UK through 'Sky'. It entertains and excites customers with a great choice of high-quality television in high definition. It simplified technology and put viewers in control. In 1935, Fox Film Corporation merged with Twentieth Century Pictures taking its present name Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Fox owns FX a television channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland which was launched in 2004 which moved in Sky EPG in 2005. Family Guy and American Dad are few of the most popular shows which air on the channel. It has a schedule consisting largely of Fox-produced shows similar to its American sister channel FX Networks. In 1986 Fox Broadcasting Company was launched and Fox Interactive Media was started in 2005 to oversee News Corporation's new media acquisitions.
Fox Interactive Media is a portfolio of leading social networking, entertainment, sports and information sites. In the same year the Fox Reality Channel was launched which features reality shows syndicated from other networks which include shows from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In 2007 News Corp shared with the world the news of a joint venture with NBCU to distribute online video. The venture was named " Hulu" which is an online video on demand service and video sharing platform that offers premium-quality TV shows and movies from the NBC and FOX networks, as well as from their numerous cable networks.
FX HD a high definition television channel was launched on 28 April 2008 in the UK and Ireland. Initially it broadcasted a completely separate schedule from the standard definition channel, with only HD content and without ads. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution Company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products each year, which it services to retail outlets throughout the world. TCFHE started operating in 1991.
Fox Television's profit showed a raise of 14% despite weak advertising demand in the fourth quarter. Operating income at the television division edged up 8.1 per cent to A$281m.among the few bright spots at NI's parent company, News Corporation, was the UK operations.
The Fox Production house was in news recently in UK for securing the movie rights to produce a cinematic dramatization of the UK's first ever volcano disaster; for which James Cameron is said to be roped in for direction. The film will look to accurately depict the cataclysmic effects felt in the UK after a volcano in Iceland, erupted sending a lot of ash into the sky.