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FOX channels to enter India

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New Delhi, April 2, 2008: FOX Channels (India) Private Limited (FOX India) today announced the entry of FOX Channels into India. FOX India has applied for licenses for a number of new channels, with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
The FOX platform already has a plethora of niche channels such as FOX Life, FX, FOX Crime, Cult, Speed and Voyage. FOX India will be launching FOX Crime, Nat Geo Music, Nat Geo Adventure, Nat Geo Wild, FX, Nat Geo HD and Baby TV in India.
Commenting on the entry of FOX Channels into India, Mr Nikhil Mirchandani, Managing Director, NGC Network (India) Private Limited said, "The near future would see the entertainment industry getting a plethora of niche channels from the FOX stable. The FOX Channels are known for their strong, highly recognizable entertainment brands and worldwide presence. The to-be launched FOX Channels will cater to all demographics and interest areas of Indian audiences from investigation to entertainment and wildlife to children's television."
Mr Nikhil Mirchandani further elaborated that, "There is a large untapped audience in India for specialised content. It is expected that these channels will offer viewers innovative and unique programming and will most definitely be well received. They will also strengthen relationships with advertising partners, who will have yet another platform to reach out to niche audiences with a global outlook."
More details on the channels will be shared when they are launched, post receipt of requisite regulatory approvals.
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels, a unit of FOX Entertainment Group is the wholly owned global pay TV subsidiary of News Corporation. Operations in eight industry segments, including filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers and information services; book publishing; and online publishing make News Corporation one of the most diversified entertainment companies in the world. Activities are conducted principally in the USA, Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin.
National Geographic Channel Asia
National Geographic Channel Asia launched on July 1, 1998. Its programming covers adventure and exploration, natural history, science, wildlife and people of the world. The National Geographic Channel is currently distributed to over 30 million 24-hour homes and over 50 million day-part cable homes in Asia-Pacific. National Geographic Channel Asia is a business enterprise of National Geographic Television, NBC, and FOX Entertainment Group.
National Geographic Channel International
National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) invites viewers to re-think the way they see television - and the world - with smart, innovative programming. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Television (NGT) and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education.
Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S. which is a joint venture of NGT and FOX Cable Networks Group) is available in 250 million homes (including day-part households) in 166 countries and 34 languages.

First Published: Wed, April 02 2008. 00:00 IST