Telus said today that FX Canada is now available to Optik TV customers in British Columbia and Alberta on Channel 188. The Rogers Media digital specialty channel will be available on free preview until February 12, 2012.
Rogers Media has secured the Canadian rights to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), an American reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
The show, which follows unknown, professional MMA fighters as they train and compete against each other in order to secure a contract with the UFC, will air Friday nights on FX Canada beginning next March.
Rogers Media today announced the highlights of its programming line-up for FX Canada which launches at the end of this month.
Kicking off launch night on the Canadianized version of Fox Entertainment’s FX Channel will be a new show called American Horror Story, a “psycho-sexual thriller” from the producers of Nip/Tuck and Glee, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
FX Canada, a Canadianized version of FX Channel in the United States, will be available to Canadian broadcast distributors as a digital specialty channel on November 1st. Launched in June of 1994, FX is a division of News Corporation’s Fox Entertainment Group which is now available in just under 100 million American homes.