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Encyclopedia > Fox Family Channel

Fox Family was a cable channel in the United States in the 1990s that aired shows from "Fox Kids" programming block such as Storytime with Thomas and The Three Friends and Jerry. These shows were purchased and distributed to the broadcast Fox network affiliates. This programming block is now called "The Fox Box." The Fox Family Channel was originally called the Family Channel. The Fox Family channel also had a few original series. The cable channel was sold to Disney, who renamed it "ABC Family" in 2001. Power Rangers, Digimon, and Two of a Kind are the only Fox Family shows left on ABC Family. Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Storytime with Thomas was a childrens television series that aired on Fox Family in 1999 that replaced Shining Time Station at that year on FOX Family. ... The Three Friends and Jerry is a cartoon television series. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson as The Family Channel; he sold the network to Fox Broadcasting Company in 1997, and it changed its name to Fox Family. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Power Rangers is a series of television series, based on the Super Sentai series of shows. ... Digimon (Japanese: デジモン, Romaji dejimon) was originally a dueling digital pet (digi pet), or tamagotchi, called Digital Monster created by Bandai on June 26th, 1997, although it had been clear that Bandai had been planning Digimon since the beginning of that year. ... Two of a Kind is the title of a number of film and television productions, including: A 1983 movie with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John which was nominated for Worst Picture at the 1983 Golden Raspberry Awards. ...

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Fox Kids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2431 words)
Fox O and O WGHP (Channel 8) in Greensboro upon becoming a Fox O and O in September of 1995.
Fox O and O WHBQ (Channel 13) in Memphis upon becoming a Fox O and O in September of 1995.
WBRC (Channel 6) Birmingham in the Fall of 1996 was originally going to take Fox Kids and run it in place of ABC soaps because they would be a Fox O and O (not a New World station) and this was the original policy for such stations.
ABC Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (849 words)
In September 1988, the word family was incorporated into the name to better reflect the format, becoming the CBN Family Channel.
In 1999, Fox tried to spin off two digital cable networks from Fox Family, the Boyz Channel and the Girlz Channel, which both contained content focusing on each sex; both networks went off the air a year later due to lack of demand and due to the controversy that developed over the sex-segrated channels [1].
Under Fox's ownership, the Family Channel saw its ranking slide from 10th to 17th place as a result of an increasingly competitive race for younger viewers and the bickering over ownership between News Corp. and Saban.
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