32 Facts About Fox Broadcasting

1. On January 11, 2013, Fox Broadcasting launched the United Kingdom and Ireland, as a rebranding of the domestic version of FX.

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2. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Sweden on September 22, 2014.

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3. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Slovenia on October 15, 2012.

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4. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Poland on November 6, 2010.

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5. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Norway on July 1, 2013.

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6. Fox Broadcasting is available digitally on Ziggo channel 11, KPN channel 14, and on CanalDigitaal on either channel 52 or 58.

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7. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting launched in the Netherlands on August 19, 2013.

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8. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Montenegro on October 15, 2012.

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9. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Macedonia on October 15, 2012.

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10. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Lithuania on October 1, 2012.

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11. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Latvia on October 1, 2012.

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12. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Italy on July 31, 2003.

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13. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Hungary on February 4, 2014.

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14. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Germany on May 19, 2008.

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15. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Estonia on October 1, 2012.

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16. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 15, 2012.

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17. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, on October 1, 2015; the channel is currently only available on cable provider Telenet.

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18. Domestic version of Fox Broadcasting debuted in Albania on October 15, 2012.

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19. Fox Broadcasting is unique among US broadcasters as it distributes its HD feed over satellite to the network's affiliates as an MPEG transport stream intended to be delivered bit-for-bit for broadcast transmission.

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20. Fox Broadcasting maintains several video on demand venues for viewers to watch the network's programming, including a traditional VOD service called Fox on Demand, which is carried on most traditional cable and telco providers.

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21. Fox Broadcasting maintains a sizeable number of subchannel-only affiliations in cities located outside the 50 largest Nielsen-designated markets that do not have enough full-power stations to support a standalone affiliation or have a low-power station as the only other option as an affiliate; the largest subchannel-only Fox affiliate by market size is WGGB-DT2 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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22. Fox Broadcasting largely discontinued analog broadcasts on June 12, 2009, as part of the transition to digital television.

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23. In 2017, Fox Broadcasting acquired tier 1 rights to the Big Ten Conference.

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24. From 2007 to 2010, Fox Broadcasting aired the Bowl Championship Series—a group of college football bowl games held around New Year's Day, and the BCS National Championship Game.

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25. On January 22, 2007, Fox Broadcasting premiered The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on its owned-and-operated stations; hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, the show was lighter in format and more entertainment-oriented, though its focus often changed when a major news story occurred.

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26. Fox Broadcasting operates an affiliate news service called Fox Broadcasting NewsEdge, which launched with Fox News Channel in 1996, and provides national and international news reports, and feature stories for Fox stations to use in their own local newscasts.

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27. Unlike ABC, CBS and NBC, Fox Broadcasting does not currently air national news programs or newsmagazines—choosing to focus solely on its prime time schedule, sports and other ancillary network programming.

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28. Fox Broadcasting began airing children's programming on September 8, 1990 with the debut of the Fox Children's Network, a programming block that aired on Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons.

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29. Fox Broadcasting completed its prime time expansion to all seven nights on January 19, 1993, with the launch of two additional nights of programming on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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30. Fox Broadcasting survived where DuMont and other attempts to start a fourth network had failed because it programmed just under the number of hours defined by the FCC to legally be considered a network.

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31. Fox Broadcasting aired the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards and would air the next five editions.

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32. Fox Broadcasting is a member of the North American Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Broadcasters.

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