Showing posts with label FOX Life Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOX Life Africa. Show all posts

Friday, 15 September 2017

Highlights For FOX Channels In Africa At Upfront 2017

Upcoming programming on National Geographic (DStv 181/StarSat 220) include:

Year Million (starting October 2017)
A new docu-drama series exploring what it might be like to be human, one million years into the future. Futurists, scientists and science fiction writers guide viewers through the latest advances in technology, ideas and innovation that will likely power the evolution of mankind. Year Million paints a picture of future humanity through the eyes of a futuristic American family that includes a daughter that's an android.

Long Road Home (starting November 2017)
Based on the 2004 in-country experiences of the army's 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas, this tells the story of the soldiers who were ambushed in a Baghdad attack that became known as "Black Sunday". The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and on the homefront back in Texas where families wait for news.

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist (premieres December 2017)
A miniseries with Sigourney Weaver as narrator about Dian Fossey who did mountain gorilla research in Rwanda for 18 years. The series will explore Dian Fossey's word, her death and her murder investigation.

Jane (premieres 2018)
National Geographic has found never-before-seen material in its archives of Jane Goodall and will reveal a candid and little-known-side to Dr Jane Goodall in new footage.

One Strange Rock (premieres 2018)
This new documentary will take viewers inside the planet Earth.

MARS II (premieres 2018)
The new 6-episode second season of MARS currently being filmed in Budapest, will continue to tell the story further after life has been discovered on the Red Planet. The docuseries merges the science fiction drama story on Mars, with real-life scientists and visionaries describing how mankind could use science to live there.

The Story of Us II (premieres 2018)
God The American President Morgan Freeman will once again narrate the second season of this documentary series in which he meets people from different cultures whose lives are shaped through different experiences. This time the hour long episodes will explore "fundamental forces" - like love, power, war and peace, rebellion and freedom.

Genius II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this fictionalised drama series will revolve around the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, played by Antonio Banderas.

Upcoming programming on Nat Geo WILD (DStv 182/StarSat 221) include:

Snakes in the City (September 2017)
A documentary-style reality TV series revolving around the daily life of the extreme snake bounty hunter Simon Keys living in Durban.

Savage Kingdom II: Uprising (premieres December 2017)
A second season of this "Game of Thrones" like big cat nature series filmed in the Kalahari.

Big Cat month (December 2017)
Several big cat documentaries will be broadcast on Nat Geo WILD during the month of December.

Upcoming programming on FOX (DStv 125/StarSat 131) include:

Empire IV (starts 28 September 2017 21:00, Express from the US)
The 4th season of the drama series Empire with Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will start in South Africa very soon after episodes run in America for the 2017 fall season. The new season will follow Luscious as he deals with his near-death experience from the season 3 finale.

The Mick II (3 October 2017)
The second season of this comedy series will start on 3 October on FOX about the brash-and-trash Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) who must suddenly look after her niece and nephews.

Star II (premieres January 2018)
The second season of this drama series will only start in January 2018 and it won't be an Express from the US title. It's a problem for South African and African viewers, since the new 4th season of Empire and the second season of Star will have cross-over storylines and episodes. The result is that South African viewers won't be able to properly follow the "disjointed" starting-cross-over-concluding storylines. FOX Africa says it wants to show and complete Empire until its mid-season break, and will then start with Star.

Atlanta II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this drama series will start in 2018 on FOX following two cousins in Atlanta's rap music scene. In January 2018 FOX will also have the second season of the rebooted The X-Files .

FOX also has two more season of its drama anthology series American Crime Story. Versace: American Crime Story will be rolled out first, followed by the season dealing with the impact of Hurricane Katrina. FOX will continue to show seasons and
episodes of American drama and comedy series like Castle, The Simpsons, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Bones.

Legion II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this Marvel universe TV series will start in 2018. It follows David Haller who has super mental powers.

Upcoming programming on FOX Life (DStv 126 /StarSat 133) include:

Vintage Z (premieres October 2017)
This new local South African reality series revolves around edgy designer Oscar and his business manager Mandy who run Vintage Zionist in downtown Johannesburg. As an upcoming South African fashion label inspired by leather, the two have their hands full with various challenges.

Reality slot
FOX Life now has a dedicated reality show timeslot from Mondays to Fridays at 19:10, showing first-run international, non-scripted shows.

Turkish telenovelas
In a very interesting development for South African television, FOX Africa has decided to add Turkish telenovelas, dubbed into English, to FOX Life, starting 2 October. Heartbeat will be FOX Life's first Turkish TV delight, stripped on weekdays from Monday 2 October in the 18:25 timeslot, followed by Lodestar.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Fox Life Africa Launches 3 Female Targeted Series In January 2017 While All Your Favourite Shows Comeback For A New Season

New this month

·       Star S1 starting 9 Jan @ 21:00
·       Real Housewives of Atlanta S3  starting 23 Jan @20:10 (Mon-Tue)
·       Prem S1 starting 24 Jan @ 21:00
·       Ladies First S1 starting 24 Jan @ 21:25
·       Wrath S2 starting 19 Jan @ 21:00
·       Empire S2 starting 13 Jan @ 21:00
 
Returning shows
 
·       America’s Next Top Model S9: Wed - Fri @ 20:10
  Resumes 25 Jan from Ep8
 
·       Criminal Minds S8: @ 22:40
  Resumes Mon 9 Jan from ep12
 
·       Maliposa S1: @ 21:00  
  Resumes 10 Jan from Ep 12
 
·       Make Me Fabulous: @21:25  
   Resumes 10 Jan from Ep 12
 
·       Clean House S1: @22:40
  Resumes 24 Jan from ep 12
 
·       America’s Court With Judge Ross @ 22:40
   Resumes 11 Jan from Ep 23
 
·       House Of Payne S6: @ 21:50
   Resumes 19 Jan from ep 23

Friday, 28 October 2016

American Dream Chaser Joins FOX Life Africa In November 2016 At 21:00 And Pitch, Atlanta And All Your Favourite Shows Continue In November 2016

New this month:

Lira – Dream Chaser S1
Wednesdays, 30th November at 21:00 CAT
Double bills; Repeats Tuesdays at 21:50
Show that documents her travels across America as she tries to break into the tough American music market.

Continuing this month:

Blood Ties S1
Monday – Friday, 7th November at 18:00 CAT
Two young girls are swept downriver by the current. Their father manages to save Inês, the older sister but dies trying to save the younger one whose body never comes ashore. Many years later, the “dead” sister comes back to life on a revenge mission. She promises herself that she'll take everything away from her sister (from her material goods, to her boyfriend) and live the life that she believes her sister stole from her.

Black Money Love S1
Monday – Friday, 7th November at 19:00 CAT
Devoted police officer Omer Demir and wealthy jewelery maker Elif Denizer's lives entangle in an illegal scheme once both their beloved relatives are found dead together. On Elif's birthday, her father is found shot alongside a woman who was Omer's fiancée. They were both shot in the head. Once Omer finds out, he is determined to find the murderer. He meets Elif and soon after, they both fall in love. He finds out that his own brother is the murderer, and was given orders by Elif's father's closest friend Tayar.

Real Housewives of Atlanta S1
Monday – Tuesday, 7th November at 20:00 CAT
The Atlanta housewives continue to live their fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city in this incarnation of the popular reality TV franchise. Relationships, a staple of the "Real Housewives" shows, take center stage as usual as the ladies' love lives experience ups and downs. The sassy women's entrepreneurial spirits are also in full bloom as they juggle their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.

Pitch S1
Mondays, 7th November at 21:00 CAT
Repeats Wednesday, at 22:00 CAT
From executive producers Dan Fogelman (Cars, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Rick Singer (Younger), PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, Under the Dome) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.
Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Franklin & Bash, NYPD Blue), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. There’s instant chemistry between them, although neither dares to admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is centre fielder Blip Sanders (Mo McRae, Sons of Anarchy), an old friend from the minor leagues, and his wife Evelyn (Meagan Holder, You Again, Bring it On: Fight to the Finish).

Guiding her is her agent/confidante, Amelia Slater (Ali Larter, Legends, Heroes). Amelia saw Ginny’s star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom, bringing along her young assistant Eliot (Tim Jo, The Neighbors). Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, Bill Baker (guest star Michael Beach, Sons of Anarchy), the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight.
The team’s manager, Al Luongo (Dan Lauria, The Wonder Years, Sullivan and Sons) and general manager Oscar Arguella (Mark Consuelos, All My Children) bicker over whether Ginny’s presence on the field is in the team’s best interests.
Playing in the major leagues is a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest and most exclusive men’s clubs in the country.

Maliposa S1
Tuesday, 8th November at 21:00 CAT
Repeats Friday, at 22:40 CAT
African societies are always facing the worst forms of discrimination. Maliposa, deals with the story of a family in which woman were brutalised and exposed to gender discrimination. Rape violence …after death of the family head. In this situation, women struggle to survive and searching for their identity by all means. Sponsored by UNDP in order to educate African people about women’s’ rights.

Make Me Fab
Tuesday, 8th November at 21:25 CAT
Repeats Friday at 21:50 CAT
Veteran Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus produces a one-of-its-kind reality show. The show is focused on real married couples that are in the midst of drifting apart. Steph and her team plans a series of daylong events, including makeovers to help rekindle their love.

America’s Next Top Model S7
Wednesday – Friday 9th November at 20:10 CAT
Repeats Wednesday – Friday at 01:30 CAT
A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honour of being America's next "it girl" in the modelling world.

Cuppy Takes Africa
Wednesday, 9th November at 21:00 CAT
Repeats Tuesday at 21:50 CAT
Documenting DJ Cuppy’s adventures across eight African countries. South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana.

Wrath S1
Thursday, 10th November at 21:00 CAT
Repeats Friday at 22:15 CAT
This intriguing story of a teenage love gone wrong, takes us on a journey of revenge as the avenger becomes as bad as the villain. It is about motherhood, love, loss, anger, what a mother will do to not lose her son.

Atlanta
Thursday, 10th November at 21:25 CAT
Repeats Friday, at 21:50 CAT
Follows the cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene, where their opposing views
on art, commerce, success, and race will make their quest anything but easy.

House of Payne S6
Thursday, 10th November at 21:50 CAT
Double bills
The season begins with Calvin Payne fighting for his life after being shot. The family huddles around Calvin with their continuing faith and support and Calvin must face internal demons. He copes with his anger over being shot and his continued failures to make a better life for his family. This frustration eventually causes a rift between him and his wife, Miranda Payne. Ella Payne takes the Help Centre from strength to strength along with the help of her husband, Curtis Payne, who continues to adjust to life as a civilian. While each is busy with their own lives, they never stray far from the House of Payne.

Empire S1
Friday, 11th November at 21:00 CAT
Repeats Monday, at 22:00 CAT
From Academy Award® nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy® Award winner Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Game Change), comes EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

LUCIOUS LYON (Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard, Crash, Hustle & Flow) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.

Lucious’ favourite is his youngest son, HAKEEM (newcomer Bryshere Y. Gray), a gifted musician and a spoiled playboy who values fame over hard work. The middle son, JAMAL (Jussie Smollett, North, The Mighty Ducks), is a sensitive soul and a musical prodigy who, unlike Hakeem, shies away from the spotlight. Jamal also happens to be gay, which infuriates and embarrasses his father. ANDRE (Trai Byers, 90210), the eldest son, is CFO of Empire Entertainment. Wharton-educated with a brilliant business mind, Andre lacks the charisma that Lucious believes is crucial to running the company. But in his quest for power, Andre is assisted by his manipulative and like-minded wife, RHONDA (Kaitlin Doubleday, Hung, Catch Me If You Can).

As Lucious prompts his sons to vie for the empire, his plans are thrown into chaos when his ex-wife, COOKIE (Academy Award® and Emmy® Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest), mysteriously emerges seven years early from prison, where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career.

For now, Lucious remains firmly in control of Empire Entertainment. He is attended to by his hard-working assistant, BECKY (guest star and Academy Award® nominee Gabourey Sidibe, American Horror Story, Precious), and relies on long-time friend and Chairman of the Board VERNON TURNER (Malik Yoba, Revolution, Girlfriends) for advice and support. He relies on a whole lot more from ANIKA CALHOUN (newcomer Grace Gealey), the head of A&R for Empire and his current girlfriend.

As the Lyons slug it out, an emotional chess game begins that will either cause the family’s destruction or redemption. Lives and loves will be lost as the complicated family will come together and fall apart over the elusive throne, all set to an original soundtrack written and produced by legendary hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland. Will the family unite and learn to love each other before it’s too late? Love, war, family, sacrifice, money and music: this is the story of EMPIRE.

EMPIRE is from Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The pilot is written by Daniels and Strong. The series is executive produced by Daniels, Strong, Brian Grazer (24, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), Ilene Chaiken (The L Word) and Francie Calfo (Those Who Kill, Gang Related). Daniels directed the pilot.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Highlights For FOX Life Africa In October 2016

Shows on FOX Life

Blood Ties S1
Monday 03 October Highlights
Monday – Friday, 3 October at 18:00 CAT
Two young girls are swept downriver by the current. Their father manages to save Inês, the older sister but dies trying to save the younger one whose body never comes ashore. Many years later, the “dead” sister comes back to life on a revenge mission. She promises herself that she'll take everything away from her sister (from her material goods, to her boyfriend) and live the life that she believes her sister stole from her.

Black Money Love S1
Monday – Friday, 3 October at 19:00 CAT
Devoted police officer Omer Demir and wealthy jewelery maker Elif Denizer's lives entangle in an illegal scheme once both their beloved relatives are found dead together. On Elif's birthday, her father is found shot alongside a woman who was Omer's fiancée. They were both shot in the head. Once Omer finds out, he is determined to find the murderer. He meets Elif and soon after, they both fall in love. He finds out that his own brother is the murderer, and was given orders by Elif's father's closest friend Tayar. 

Real Housewives of Atlanta S1
Monday – Tuesday, 3 October at 20:00 CAT
The Atlanta housewives continue to live their fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city in this incarnation of the popular reality TV franchise. Relationships, a staple of the "Real Housewives" shows, take center stage as usual as the ladies' love lives experience ups and downs. The sassy women's entrepreneurial spirits are also in full bloom as they juggle their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.

Pitch S1
Monday, 3 October at 21:00 CAT
Repeats
Wednesday, at 22:00 CAT
From executive producers Dan Fogelman (Cars, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Rick Singer (Younger), PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, Under the Dome) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.
Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Franklin & Bash, NYPD Blue), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. There’s instant chemistry between them, although neither dares to admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is centre fielder Blip Sanders (Mo McRae, Sons of Anarchy), an old friend from the minor leagues, and his wife Evelyn (Meagan Holder, You Again, Bring it On: Fight to the Finish).

Guiding her is her agent/confidante, Amelia Slater (Ali Larter, Legends, Heroes). Amelia saw Ginny’s star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom, bringing along her young assistant Eliot (Tim Jo, The Neighbors). Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, Bill Baker (guest star Michael Beach, Sons of Anarchy), the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight.
The team’s manager, Al Luongo (Dan Lauria, The Wonder Years, Sullivan and Sons) and general manager Oscar Arguella (Mark Consuelos, All My Children) bicker over whether Ginny’s presence on the field is in the team’s best interests.
Playing in the major leagues is a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest and most exclusive men’s clubs in the country.

Empire First Look
Monday, 3 October at 20:00 CAT
Empire: The SA Tour
Monday, 3 October at 20:30 CAT
Catch an exclusive first look at the ground breaking music drama series Empire. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Empire phenomenon and what fans can look forward to in the first season of this revolutionary hip-hop drama which will be repeated on FOX Life. This will be followed by the screening of the lead stars Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard’s visit to South Africa to promote the show’s third season.

TUESDAYS
Maliposa S1
Tuesday, 04 October at 21:00 CAT
Repeats
Friday, at 22:40 CAT
African societies are always facing the worst forms of discrimination. Maliposa, deals with the story of a family in which woman were brutalised and exposed to gender discrimination. Rape violence …after death of the family head. In this situation, women struggle to survive and searching for their identity by all means. Sponsored by UNDP in order to educate African people about women’s’ rights.

Make Me Fab
Tuesday, 04 October at 21:25 CAT
Repeats
Friday at 21:50 CAT
Veteran Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus produces a one-of-its-kind reality show. The show is focused on real married couples that are in the midst of drifting apart. Steph and her team plans a series of daylong events, including makeovers to help rekindle their love.

WEDNESDAYS
America’s Next Top Model S7
Wednesday – Friday 05 October at 20:10 CAT
Repeats
Wednesday – Friday at 01:30 CAT
A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honour of being America's next "it girl" in the modelling world.

Cuppy Takes Africa
Wednesday, 05 October at 21:00 CAT
Repeats
Tuesday at 21:50 CAT
Documenting DJ Cuppy’s adventures across eight African countries. South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana.

THURSDAYS
Wrath S1
Thursday, 06 October at 21:00 CAT
Repeats
Friday at 22:15 CAT
This intriguing story of a teenage love gone wrong, takes us on a journey of revenge as the avenger becomes as bad as the villain. It is about motherhood, love, loss, anger, what a mother will do to not lose her son.

Travel Diaries S1
Thursday, 06 October at 21:25 CAT
Repeats
Tuesday 03:35 and Thursday 04:50 CAT
Travel diaries is a safari to the hidden treasures of beautiful country and every week is a must watch to discover a surprise undiscovered picturesque perfect wedding venue in the bush, breath-taking secluded honeymoon lodge nestled at the cliff with a view of the whole Aberdare forest, the presenters Eve D’Souza and Nick Wangondu will swim with dolphins, walk with elephants and get up close with the rare white rhino. This show knows what your travel agent doesn’t. A chance to discover new ways of making your holiday memorable and fun for all. With the budget travellers also in mind, the program showcases hassle-free ways of getting to great places, discovering Kenya’s vitality and character, and planning memorable, affordable trips.

House of Payne S6
Thursday, 06 October at 21:50 CAT
Double bills
The season begins with Calvin Payne fighting for his life after being shot. The family huddles around Calvin with their continuing faith and support and Calvin must face internal demons. He copes with his anger over being shot and his continued failures to make a better life for his family. This frustration eventually causes a rift between him and his wife, Miranda Payne. Ella Payne takes the Help Centre from strength to strength along with the help of her husband, Curtis Payne, who continues to adjust to life as a civilian. While each is busy with their own lives, they never stray far from the House of Payne.

Atlanta
Thursday, 06 October at 22:40 CAT
Repeats
Friday, at 23:05 CAT
Follows the cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene, where their opposing views on art, commerce, success, and race will make their quest anything but easy. 

FRIDAYS
Empire S1
Friday, 07 October at 21:00 CAT
Repeats
Monday, at 22:00 CAT
From Academy Award® nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy® Award winner Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Game Change), comes EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

LUCIOUS LYON (Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard, Crash, Hustle & Flow) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.

As Lucious prompts his sons to vie for the empire, his plans are thrown into chaos when his ex-wife, COOKIE (Academy Award® and Emmy® Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest), mysteriously emerges seven years early from prison, where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career.

Make Me Fab (Repeat)
Friday, 07 October at 21:50 CAT
Veteran Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus produces a one-of-its-kind reality show. The show is focused on real married couples that are in the midst of drifting apart. Steph and her team plans a series of daylong events, including makeovers to help rekindle their love.

Maliposa (Repeat)
Friday, 07 October at 22:40 CAT
African societies are always facing the worst forms of discrimination. Maliposa, deals with the story of a family in which woman were brutalised and exposed to gender discrimination. Rape violence…after death of the family head. In this situation, women struggle to survive and searching for their identity by all means. Sponsored by UNDP in order to educate African people about women’s’ rights.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

FOX Life To Launch On DStv In October

FOX Life, a bold and entertaining Pan African channel will offer an eclectic and exciting mix of US dramas, comedies, unscripted programming along with fresh local content.
FOX Networks Group Europe and Africa (FNG) today announced the launch of a bold new Pan African channel, FOX Life on 3 October 2016. Considered one of the world’s leading destinations for scripted and unscripted entertainment, FOX Life will be tailored for African audiences, and be available on DStv 126 in South Africa.
As part of the new channel, an additional 954 hours of fresh new programming will be added to the schedule over the coming months, focused on localised storytelling, created specifically for African viewers. New hit US shows to debut on FOX Life include Pitch and Atlanta.
“FOX Life is core to our global entertainment portfolio and its entry into this market signals FNG’S continued investment in Africa,” says Gary Alfonso, GM, FNG Africa. “From hit U.S. programming, to 954 hours of brand new hours which will be a mixture of locally developed and produced content and international content. Our new channels portfolio reflects the best in entertainment, factual and sports.”

The new channel will sit alongside FOX on DStv (126) and will replace FOX Crime, which will no longer be available on DStv from 28 September 2016. Select programming from this channel will be folded into the FOX daytime schedules. This is a win for DStv customers as FOX Crime was limited to only DStv Premium and DStv Extra, FOX Life will be available to DStv Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Access customers in South Africa.
FOX Life now joins the extensive FNG portfolio in Africa, which includes FOX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2 and Baby TV.