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|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i or 480i for the SDTV feed, dependent on market's SD standard)
|Owner||International: Fox Networks Group|
(Disney International Operations)
United States: Walt Disney Television
1 March 2005 (Spain)
1 July 2005 (Latin America)
1 October 2017 (Southeast Asia)
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel 703 (HD)|
Fox Life (currently stylized as FOXlife and visually rendered in its logo in uppercase as FOX LIFE in Latin America from 2010 to 2013) is an international pay television network, launched by the Fox Networks Group in 2004, which airs across Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan (changed its name to FOX bs238 in October 2011). The network's scheduling varies with each version, ranging from traditional entertainment programming, including television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, original programming in certain regions, and instructional and aspirational reality television on some other variations; in North America for instance, the network carries mainly Spanish language dubbed versions of American reality shows.
Fox Life Italy launched in Italy on 13 May 2004, Portugal on 19 May 2005 and in Bulgaria on 8 September 2005. For Latin America, it started in July 2005, when it was launched in Brazil. The channel also has versions in other countries around Europe. It launched in the Netherlands and Flanders on 7 September 2009. Fox Life launched in the United States on 4 November 2013.
As of 22 November 2011 Fox had to change the programming for Fox Life in Flanders due to television rights issues in Belgium. From then on a separate Flemish version was airing in Belgium. It used to air the Dutch version. The provider of satellite television in the Netherlands, Canal Digitaal, had to replace Fox Life by the Flemish version as well because it shared the Fox Life feed with the Belgian provider of satellite television, TV Vlaanderen Digitaal.
Launch in Southeast Asia
Fox Life was launched in Southeast Asia on 1 October 2017, replacing Star World. Although in India Fox Life and Star World split, India is the only South Asian country where it has been launched. Fox Life launched in India in June 2014, replacing Fox Traveller. In the Philippines, Starting 1 January 2020 the channel reverted to Southeast Asia feed however only applies for the programs are currently airing and during commercials it reverts to Philippine feed for local advertisements along with sister channels uses Philippine feed (Except Fox Sports due to licensing issues on some live coverages).
Rebranding/Closing in Europe
Fox Life for the French-speaking market discontinued on 31 December 2009.
From 22 September 2015 Fox Life has been replaced by 24Kitchen for satellite viewers in the Netherlands. The Flemish Fox Life was rebranded as Fox. With the launch of a Flemish Fox-channel, the dedicated version of Fox Life ended.
Rebranding/Closing in Latin America
On 27 November 2020 Disney announced that they would be renaming the Fox branded channels in Latin America to Star Life in 22 February 2021. As of the beginning of March 2021, the American iteration of Fox Life continues to use that name.
Rebranding/Closing in Korea
Tcast, the licensor for the Fox channels in South Korea has announced on 31 December 2020 that it has terminated its license agreement with The Walt Disney Company Korea renaming its channels. Fox Life in that region became CH. ever and airs classic Korean dramas.
In Latin America, the channel aired soaps. It aired Telefe and Record soap operas from Brazil and Argentina, respectively. Currently, the channel features mostly cooking shows and reality series on the Latin American service. When the current format was launched, it was with the exception of Brazil, where the channel aired, from 8 a.m. to 7 pm, content from Utilísima and original shows for the local audience, as Bem Simples, and, from 7 p.m. to 8 am, reality series seen on the Fox Life service elsewhere in the region (most non-original cooking shows are not seen on the Brazilian service since the rights are held by GNT). On 28 February 2011, with the launch of the Bem Simples channel in Brazil, all Bem Simples/Utilísima content moved to that channel.
Fox Life HD
Fox Life HD, owned by Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels Italy. Its basic programming includes numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, which includes some original programming in certain regions, like the other Fox life's versions around the world.
The channel became active on Sky Italia in 2011. On 15 October 2009, Fox Life HD started transmitting on Portugal, first on Zon TV Cabo and later on Vodafone Casa TV and Optimus Clix. Since 2010, this channel is on the Polish pay-TV digital platform N (Poland).
Fox Life HD launched in India in June 2014, replacing Fox Traveller HD and in South Africa on Monday, 3 October 2016.
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