FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business and is the biggest subscription TV Network in Asia Pacific. The business has had presence in the Australian market since the global launch of the National Geographic Channel (NGC) in 1997. Given the strength of that brand, we operated in the Australian market as NGC from that time. To further cement our presence in the marketplace, flagship entertainment channel FX was launched in 2012 and we officially moved under the Fox International Channels umbrella. Based in East Sydney with a staff of approximately 50, FIC operates factual channels National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo People and entertainment channel FX as well as BabyTV.
Globally, we develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FIC’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic Channel. FIC’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and Star Chinese Movies. Our non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high- definition extensions, reach over 1.725 billion cumulative households worldwide.
In addition, FIC owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programming hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties. In operation since: August 14, 1993.