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

Friday, 23 February 2018

FOX Networks Group Africa Announces New Content Deal

Hit shows like The Gifted, The Resident and Ghosted will be joining the FOX Africa schedule

Johannesburg, 13 February 2018 - Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include The Resident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.

First to premiere will be The Resident in March on the 27th, a powerful new medical show centred around a young doctor’s final years of training. Dealing with both the good and the bad, audiences can get ready to experience what really happens behind the doors at hospitals. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Moran Atias (24: Legacy) and Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies). The Resident will premiere on Tuesday, 27 March at 21:00.

In what will be a bumper month, The Gifted and Ghosted are set to premiere a week apart. Ghosted (Saturday, 14 April at 20:25), a single-camera, live-action comedy, tells the story of a partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited by a secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, to save the human race from aliens.

On Monday, 23 April The Gifted will premiere at 21:00. Set in the X-Men universe, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

In what will become a triple play of animation from 18:00, and joining The Simpsons – the longest running scripted show in television history – is Family Guy and American Dad. Created and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy is now in its seventeenth season and guaranteed to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. And twelve seasons later, American Dad continues to be a fan favourite, focusing on Stan Smith, a CIA agent in Langley Falls, Virginia whose main objective in life is national security. The animation triple-play is stripped daily from 18:00.

“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire season four Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”

The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 03:00, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch-Up. The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.

All of this content and more will be available to FOX Africa viewers on multiple platforms such as Black, DStv, Kwese and StarSat as well as StarTimes.
Fox Networks Group in Africa operates eight distinct Pay-Tv channel brands including National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, FOX and Baby TV, along with the non-linear service FOX+ and National Geographic+. Across the region, FNG Europe & Africa operates 151 channels as well as numerous digital services, broadcasting in 52 countries. Through genre defining channel brands FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic, FNG Europe & Africa is watched by over 250 million viewers in 150 million households making it the pan-regional leader for entertainment, factual and sports programming*.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Lee Daniels Star Takes Center Stage In The New Year On FOX Africa With A New Season Of Private Practice And A Whole Host Of Your Favourite Shows

Private Practise S3
From 23 January 2018 @ 21h00
After Pete discovers Violet dying on the floor of her home, having barely survived a violent attack from her patient, Katie, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi fight to save her life.

Lee Daniels Star S2
From 18 January @ 21h00
The story of three girls' rise to fame, STAR's first season ended on the heels of a victory, as the singing trio caught its first big break - winning Atlanta NextFest. Heading into Season Two, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same. It's a whole new world for the girls, as Star (Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O'Grady) prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from Carlotta (Queen Latifah), the group's new manager. Having entered into a deal with Midtown Sound, the girls and Carlotta must contend with upheavals at their new label. Meanwhile, after a harrowing stint in prison, Cotton (Amiyah Scott) must find a way to re-enter society as a convicted felon. And, with Derek (Quincy Brown) facing the possibility of never walking again, Alexandra must work to keep their romance alive, while balancing her own career goals. Finally, the fate of Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) remains decidedly unclear, following last season's shocking and explosive finale.
In addition to its ensemble cast, the series has featured a star-studded roster of guest stars, including Grammy® Award winner Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell, Grammy® Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson, empress of soul Gladys Knight, Grammy® Award winner Missy Elliott, Grammy® Award-nominated artist Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.
STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series.

The X – Files S11
Date TBC. 21h00
The investigations that Mulder and Scully previously began with conspiracy theorist and web-TV show host Tad O’Malley seem to have awakened powerful enemies.

Fresh off The Boat S4
Returns 1 January 2018 (from Episode 8) @ 18h55
Louis gets himself into a sticky situation when he lies to Jessica and tells her that he loves her newly finished horror novel.

Castle S8
Series Finale Wednesday. 3 January @ 21h00
''Castle'' based on a famous crime and horror novelist, Rick Castle, who helps the NYPD homicide department solve crimes.

Criminal Minds S10
Double Bills, Friday at 20h10
When frozen bodies are found in Nevada floating in water, the BAU’s investigation leads them to suspect that the victims were part of a cult that could be behind the deaths.

Life in Pieces S3
Wednesdays @ 18h55
Life In Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

The Mick S2
Saturdays @ 20h25
A hard-living aunt is forced to take care of her wealthy sister's spoiled kids after the mom flees the country to avoid criminal charges.

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

Bones And Rogue Return In January 2017 On FOX Africa The Best. First

New this month:
Bones 12: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Starts 23 January *Region premiere
Rogue 3B: Tuesdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT. Starts 10 January *Region premiere
Continuing (back after festive season break):
Bones 11: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Back on 9 January and leading straight into Bones 12 on 23 January
Grey’s Anatomy 11: Tuesdays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT. Back on 10 January
Castle 7: Wednesdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Back on 11 January
Son of Zorn: Thursdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Starts 12 January

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Walking Dead Returns To FOX Africa For An All New Season And All Your Favourite Shows Continues In October 2016

New this month:
The Walking Dead S7 part A: Mondays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT. Starts 24 October *Region première
Empire S3: Thursdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Scream Queens S2: Wednesdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Son of Zorn: Thursdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT
Cougar Town S6: Thursdays @ 17:45 GMT, 19:45 CAT
The Simpsons S26; Thursdays @ 16:55 GMT, 18:55 CAT
The Strain S3: Mondays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Face Off S1-5: Weekdays @ 13:10 GMT, 15:10 CAT
Lockup S1-9: Weekdays @ 11:35 GMT, 13:35 CAT
Grey’s Anatomy S11: Tuesdays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT (premiere slot moved from 19:20 to 20:10 CAT)
Bones S11: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT
Castle S7: Wednesday @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT (premiere slot moved from Fridays to Wednesdays)
Weekend Catch-ups:
The Strain 3:
Sat 1/10: Ep 1 @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Ep 2 @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Ep 3 @ 19:50 GMT, 21:50 CAT
Sun 2/10: Ep 4 @ 18:30 GMT, 20:30 CAT
Ep 5 @ 19:20 GMT, 21:20 CAT
Empire 3:
Sat 22/10: Ep 1 @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Ep 2 @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Ep 3 @ 19:50 GMT, 21:50 CAT
Sun 23/10: Ep 4 @ 18:35 GMT, 20:35 CAT
Ep 5 @ 19:25 GMT, 21:25 CAT