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Fox Crime to premiere crime thrillers, global favourites from July

Published: 18 June 2013

FOX International Channels recently announced a new entrant - FOX Crime. The channel is set to bring local viewers a blend of eagerly anticipated global content mixed with existing audience favourites and coupled with a dash of classic nostalgia programmes.

FOX Crime is an entertainment channel entirely dedicated to crime and investigation. It delivers stories with good guys, bad guys, with one prevailing over the other. The channel premieres on Tuesday, 9 July on DStv, channel 126 at 19:00. It will be available to DStv Premium customers.

Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said, “FOX Crime has been very successful internationally and we expect that it will keep crime and investigation lovers in South Africa entertained. The channel is a great complement to our other channels dedicated to the crime genre. It includes some of the best crime and investigation programmes on offer. We are delighted to be adding this channel onto the DStv platform.”

Programming includes The Bridge, the Law & Order franchise, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods and boasts a Classic Crime block that launches with Magnum, CHIPS and Streets of San Francisco.

The channel also showcases strong factual crime programming with international best practice shows such as 48 Hours, the Law & Order factual companion Arrest and Trial and introduces an African focused slot titled Case Files Africa, covering infamous crime stories from across the continent.

Audiences can look out for the exciting and highly touted show; The Bridge, a global FIC premiere starring Damian Bichir and Diane Kruger. The much buzzed about show will air in South Africa on the channel 48 hours after US broadcast.

The channel affords Fox International Channels Africa the opportunity to focus programming to specific target audiences.

“We’re extremely excited to launch in Africa, one of the most successful Fox channel brands worldwide. With the addition of FOX Crime, we’re refashioning the meaning of fully-fledged schedules across our Fox channels. The amount of quality programming that is being premiered, continued and revived will definitely place FOX Crime in a good position on the platform,” said FOX SVP and general manager Africa: Alessandro Tucci.

The channel’s unique proposition of both drama and factual programming places it as the go-to-channel for all things crime. “There’s something for every individual crime story fan and that will surely keep what is one of the most successful genres captivating for the audiences we are targeting,” he concluded.

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