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FXX (Canada)

FXX
FXX logo
Launched April 1, 2014
Owned by Rogers Media (66.64% and managing partner)
FX Networks (33.36%)
(8834776 Canada Inc.)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) FX
Website FX Now Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1291 (HD)
Cable
Rogers Cable Channel 64 (SD)
Channel 566 (HD)
Source Cable Channel 845 (HD)
Cogeco Channel 412 (SD)
Channel 761 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 332 (SD)
Channel 1332 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 88 (SD)
Channel 388 (HD)
Telus Optik TV Channel 9414 (SD)
Channel 414 (HD)

FXX is a Canadian English-language Category B digital cable specialty channel that is owned by Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications, and the FX Networks subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.[1] Based on the U.S. cable network of the same name, FXX is devoted primarily to scripted comedies for young adults.

It launched on April 1, 2014, in standard definition and high definition.[2][3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Programming 2
    • Current 2.1
      • Acquired from FX Networks 2.1.1
      • Other Acquired Programming 2.1.2
    • Former 2.2
  • References 3

History

It was reported that Rogers had plans to launch a Canadian version of FXX, a younger-skewing spinoff of FX.[4] Originally scheduled for January of 2014, FXX's launch was later rescheduled to April 1st, 2014. As part of the launch, several shows which previously aired on FX Canada moved to FXX. In addition, a Canadian version of the FXNOW app, which allows viewers to watch shows from FX and FXX, was launched.[5] On the day of the launch, FX Canada's website was completely revamped to include program information from both FX-branded channels.

It was revealed through CRTC regulatory documents that the broadcast licence used to launch FXX was the licence originally granted for a proposed channel called Ampersand. That licence requires the channel's programming to be related to "romance, love and relationships".[6][7]

Programming

As with FX Canada, any new series produced for its U.S counterpart will air on FXX. FXX also airs several original shows that premiered on the U.S version of FX (namely Fargo, Married, and You're the Worst).

Current

Current as of September 2015. [8][9]

Acquired from FX Networks

Other Acquired Programming

Former

References

  1. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ownership/eng/cht027c.pdf
  2. ^ Rogers goes after younger audience with new FXX channel Toronto Star, 14 January 2014
  3. ^
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  5. ^ http://www.fxnowcanada.ca/faq/
  6. ^ List of digital Category 1 and 2 services authorized for distribution; CRTC; undated
  7. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-105 CRTC 2011-02-18
  8. ^ http://www.fxnowcanada.ca/schedule/?ch=FXX
  9. ^ http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCSGrid.do?stnNum=87894&channel=566&aid=tvschedule
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