FX turns one (again)

By David Knox on February 26, 2013 / Filed Under Pay TV 5

2013-02-25_2138Today FX marks its first anniversary in Australia as part of Fox International Channels Australia.

Those with long memories will recall FX had previously been in Australia as a female-skewed channel, before it disappeared and returned.

Titles on FX include The Walking Dead, Justified, The Ultimate Fighter and Hell on Wheels.

This year it will premiere action series Transporter: The Series based on the popular film, and Da Vinci’s Demons, the historical fantasy by writer David S. Goyer.

In its first year FX launched the most popular US cable show, The Walking Dead to Australian audiences; made available its key shows express from the US to ensure its viewers got the best content as soon as available abroad and produced the first Australian version of the popular UFC series The Ultimate Fighter.

As FX turns 1 today, it’s enjoying its highest ratings to date, driven by hugely popular series like The Walking Dead, which was the #1 rated series across all STV Drama channels in 2012 and has seen even larger numbers in 2013.

Karin Simoncini, Managing Director of FOX International Channels Australia and New Zealand said “During FX’s first year we have focused on delivering to our Australian viewers the edgy, irreverent, high quality content for which FX is well known worldwide. Our editorial and creative direction is driven by the commitment to give our viewers a great TV experience in which they can easily find their favourite shows and enjoy watching them in a sleek looking environment. We are thrilled by the success we’ve had this past year.”

FX will also welcome back new seasons of critically acclaimed drama Justified; gripping crime series Copper; the modern western Hell on Wheels; zombie cult series The Walking Dead and continue to be the home of UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter.


  1. ph February 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm -

    If I remember rightly Justified was due to air on GO along with the US version of Shameless before being on sold to Foxtel. I don’t have pay TV but wish they would on sell Pan Am, Partners and even Dallas so that they get shown and then released on DVD where I get to see them.

  2. Pertinax February 26, 2013 at 10:17 am -

    FX also sat on the rights to Justified for three years and the Walking Dead for two years delaying Australian audiences from seeing them.

  3. jonasboi February 26, 2013 at 9:46 am -

    FX became W which became Soho.

  4. rach February 26, 2013 at 9:45 am -

    The best station on Foxtel and it is a part of the basic package.

  5. andrewsyd February 26, 2013 at 7:57 am -

    And those with even longer memories will remember before FX was rebranded as a women’s channel, it was known as “fX” during the day with classic tv (Leave it to Beaver, Bachelor Father, Here’s Lucy, Remington Steele to name a few) and “fX Movies” with Bill Collins at night. That was a great channel! 1996-2000 I believe.

    Was very disappointed when they replaced it.

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