Disney is to close the FOX channel in September 30, 2021, more than half a year before the anticipated launch of streaming service Disney+.
Xperi’s TiVo and Fox Corporation have announced a long-term renewal of their patent licence.
Walt Disney will close its pay-TV channels Fox and Disney Junior in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 30, 2021, a Disney spokesperson confirmed to Broadband TV News.
The UK is to become the latest market where Fox Channel will close in favour of streaming service Disney+.
Austrian TV platform HD Austria has expanded its offering with FOX, National Geographic and National Geographic Wild.
The Fox channel is to cease broadcasting in Sweden from January 1, 2021, according to information posted on the Com Hem website.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will only be able to offer Disney+ as an app on its Sky Q platform from April 2021.
2019 was a defining year for the German TV and video market, with mass market resistance to premium digital video finally falling away and paving the way for this month’s launch of Disney+.
Dutch IPTV and DTT provide KPN has signed a last-minute deal to continue carrying the Fox channels and Disney Channel.
Fox Networks Group Spain and Orange have launched the streaming service Fox Now on Orange TV.