FX Canada available November 1st

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.

In Canada, the station will be jointly owned by Rogers Media and FX Networks. No Canadian broadcast distribution agreements were announced therefore, at this time, the only cable, IPTV or satellite distributor in Canada to carry the station will be Rogers Cable.

In the United States, the channel’s most popular original shows are The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Damages, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy and Justified, as well as the comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie and Archer. Aside from new episodes of its ongoing series, the channel airs re-runs originally broadcast on Fox in the 1990s and 2000s.

Since many FX shows are already contracted to air in Canada on other stations and due to CRTC Canadian content regulations, the FX Canada programming line-up will be significantly different than what is seen in the United States and will likely not air such popular programs Archer, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Rescue Me , Sons of Anarchy and The League.
Currently, Archer airs in Canada on Teletoon At Night while It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Rescue Me air on Showcase. Justified, Sons of Anarchy and The League are all currently air on SuperChannel.

Under the terms of agreement with FX Networks, Rogers says any new original FX programs produced by FX Productions or Twentieth Century Fox Television will air on the new station. Complete programming details will be announced closer to launch.

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