Considered one of the world’s leading destinations for scripted and unscripted entertainment, FOX Life, launching on the 3rd of October, will be tailored for Africa, and will be available on DStv channel 126 and GOtv channel 20.
As part of the new channel, an additional 954 hours of fresh new programming will be added to the schedule over the coming months, focused on localised storytelling, created specifically for African viewers.
FOX Life will have the best of Hollywood in the form of Pitch and Atlanta, Turkish and Brazilian Telenovelas, scripted and unscripted local content as well as dramas. Some of the lifestyle and drama shows will be coming from across the African continent like Maliposa, a Zambian drama and Wrath from Nigeria. There is also an exciting show on young Nigerian-born DJ Cuppy (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola) who goes on an ambitious tour of eight countries across Africa. In a male dominated field – DJ Cuppy has made inroads and describes her sound as “Neo Afrobeats”!
“FOX Life is core to our global entertainment portfolio and its entry into this market signals FNG’S continued investment in Africa,” says Gary Alfonso, GM, Fox Networks Group Africa. “From hit U.S. programming, to 954 hours of brand new, locally developed and produced content, our new channel portfolio reflects the best in entertainment, factual and sports.”
The new channel, available to GOtv Plus and DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers. The channel will also sit alongside an extensive FNG portfolio of channels in Africa, which includes FOX, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild.