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Fox Intl Channels rolls out first-ever global brand strategy on 126 Fox channels

Dileep Kumar

8 Jul 2013
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MUMBAI: Fox International Channels (FIC) announced today that on 9 February it will consolidate all of its 126 Fox channels outside the United States under a single brand positioning and network package. This worldwide simultaneous rebranding will coincide with the return of Fox’s international hit ‘The Walking Dead’.

Excluding the US, Fox entertainment reaches 244 million households in 126 countries and 33 languages, making it the largest entertainment channel brand in the world.

The new Fox brand strategy reflects the channel brand’s growing dominance in the international television marketplace as well as the importance of branding in an increasingly fragmented environment. Owing to Fox’s aggressive strategy of launching global hits day and date with the United States, ratings for the channels have grown 20 per cent internationally in the last year.

The move builds upon findings from an ongoing worldwide brand study commissioned by FIC to measure the strength of channel brands in 24 countries outside the United States. The most recent survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of last year by Phoenix Marketing International, shows that Fox continues to be the No. 1 network in brand awareness and brand strength worldwide. Fox delivered 95 per cent brand awareness, and beat all others for overall brand strength.

The brands Fox outscored included Discovery, Disney, Warner Brothers and NBC Universal as well as newcomers like Netflix.
FIC president and CEO Hernan Lopez said, “What makes Fox exceptional is our ability to offer viewers all over the world the best shows in the world, and deliver them first, well before anyone can see them anywhere else. This power to bring the best first is the definition of the Fox brand across all platforms both linear and non-linear and it is what inspires so much viewer loyalty.”
In addition to ‘The Walking Dead’, Fox’s biggest hits outside the US include ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘The Simpsons’. Fox’s next major global day and date launch will come in May with the psychological thriller ‘Wayward Pines’.

The new Fox brand strategy also includes consolidating all the Fox Facebook pages outside the US into one global community, propelling the Fox brand page to an all-time high of more than 17 million fans. This globalisation will allow every user in a local market to get a targeted combination of Fox content created in their local market with Fox’s global marketing messages and short-form content from their global hits.

FIC CMO Liz Dolan said, “All of our latest consumer information tells us that viewers think of Fox as a true brand, not just another linear channel on their electronic programme guide.

They count on us not only for the best content but on our ability to bring it to them first, fast and on any device they choose to use. As changes and choices proliferate in the marketplace, this positions Fox well for the future.”

Fox Intl Channels rolls out first-ever global brand strategy on 126 Fox channels | TelevisionPost.com


Dream Legend
7 Nov 2012
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hope FOX launches more chnls in India :win


Dream Pro
16 Jul 2013
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Hope The HD Versions on FX & FOX Crime Should Launched in India :k
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