"fox" and "fox (tv channel)" redirect here. for "fox" television channels outside the united states, see fox (international). for the film studio that the network was named after, see 20th century fox. for the 24-hour news channel, see fox news. for other uses, see fox (disambiguation).
not to be confused with fox film.
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american television network
fox broadcasting company
terrestrial television network
united states southern canada and northern mexico (over-the-air only)
october 9, 1986; 33 years ago (1986-10-09) by rupert murdoch and barry diller
we are fox
1211 avenue of the americas, new york city, new york
charlie collier (chairman/ceo, entertainment)
october 9, 1986; 33 years ago (1986-10-09) (on-air operations) april 5, 1987; 32 years ago (1987-04-05) (primetime launch)
720p (hdtv) (downgraded to letterboxed480i for the sdtv feed) 2160p (uhd; selected pay tv partners and via digital media player apps during selected events)
lists: by state www.fox.com
the fox broadcasting company (often shortened to fox and stylized in all caps as fox) is an americanbroadcasttelevision network that is a flagship property of the fox corporation. the network is headquartered at 1211 avenue of the americas in new york city, with additional offices at the fox broadcasting center (also in new york) and at the fox television center in los angeles.
launched on october 9, 1986, as a competitor to the big three television networks (abc, cbs and nbc), fox went on to become the most successful attempt at a fourth television network. it was the highest-rated network in the 18–49 demographic from 2004 to 2012, and earned the position as the most-watched american television network in total viewership during the 2007–08 season.
fox and its affiliated companies operate many entertainment channels in international markets, although these do not necessarily air the same programming as the u.s. network. most viewers in canada have access to at least one u.s.-based fox affiliate, either free-to-air or through a pay television provider, although fox's national football league broadcasts and most of its prime time programming are subject to simultaneous substitution regulations for pay television providers imposed by the canadian radio-television and telecommunications commission (crtc) to protect rights held by domestically based networks.
fox is named after what was once called 20th century fox, its original corporate sibling (and still its major supplier of programming, despite its acquisition by disney) and indirectly for producer william fox, who founded one of the movie studio's predecessors, fox film. fox is a member of the north american broadcasters association and the national association of broadcasters.
It has been requested that the title of this article be changed to
Fox (American TV network). Please see the relevant discussion. The page should not be moved unless the discussion is closed with a summary describing the consensus achieved in support of the move.
American television network
Fox Broadcasting Company
Terrestrial television network
United States southern Canada and northern Mexico (over-the-air only)
Launched on October 9, 1986, as a competitor to the Big Three television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC), Fox went on to become the most successful attempt at a fourth television network. It was the highest-rated network in the 18–49 demographic from 2004 to 2012, and earned the position as the most-watched American television network in total viewership during the 2007–08 season.