Fox channel has been a very handy channel to have. If there is nothing else on TV – you will always find some adult cartoon comedy such as American Dad and Family Guy. The channel originally launched as FX back in 2004 and had access to 20th Century Studios catalogue.
Later it rebranded to FOX. With this change, the target demographic switched to men and women between 18 and 35 years old.
Why is Fox UK no longer available to watch on TV?
But as of 1 July 2021 Fox UK (and Ireland) has closed down and is not available on SKY or Virgin Media or indeed any platform.
The simple reason for this is Disney now own much of what was FOX TV and they have moved much of the content on FOX to their Disney Plus platform.
The closure of Fox comes less than a year after Disney shut down The Disney Channel, another popular TV channel in the UK.
When Can I Watch The Walking Dead on Disney+?
The first 10 seasons of The Walking Dead was added to Disney+ on July 2, 2021, with all previous 153 episodes available to stream also.
The final season of The Walking Dead aka Season 11 will premiere on August 22 in the US – and on Monday, August 23 on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland.
American Horror Story
Atlanta (also on BBC Two)
Bless This Mess
Bull (also on 5USA)
NCIS (also on 5USA & CBS Justice)
NCIS: New Orleans (also on 5USA)
The Mentalist (Moved to Channel 5 from 1 July 2021)
The Walking Dead
Disney Plus Statement
Some of the above shows are already on Disney Plus as of the 6th of July, however many are not.
The shows appear under the “STAR” section. Disney has started many more will appear over time
What is Disney Plus?
Disney+ is an American subscription video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of The Walt Disney Company.
The service primarily distributes films and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, with dedicated content hubs for brands such as Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and the Star brand for select international markets outside the United States.
It is available in Ireland and the UK on android/iOS SKY Q and a number of gaming platforms.
WIll Sky and Virgin replace FOX?
Unlikely. However channels come and go all the time, some like FOX stick around for a long time. SKY has been busy recently with branding. They knew this was coming.
For example the recently launched SKY Comedy, SKY Crime, SKY Nature etc.
Disney has a massive portfolio of things to watch now, but it is an added expense to the consumer