The Fox Channel, which has been operating in the UK for more than 15 years, is shutting down next month, with many of its popular shows – The Walking Dead being one of them – moving to Disney+.

Fox launched in the UK back in 2004, first as FX Channel, changing its name to Fox nine years later. When Disney bought the Fox Networks Group in 2019, they also inherited the ownership of the Fox channel in the UK.

Fox is a premium pay-TV channel, therefore it’s not available on Freeview – instead, you can get it with a subscription on Sky, NOW (formerly NOW TV), Virgin Media, TalkTalk and TVPlayer.

Some of the popular shows that aired on Fox in the UK over the years were American Horror Story, The Mentalist, Dexter and many others, with The Walking Dead being one of its biggest hits in recent years, airing episodes shortly after their US airdate.

Today, according to Broadcast, Disney announced that Fox will shut down on June 30, and will stop broadcasting on Sky, NOW and all the others.

Many of the shows that were previously available on Fox, will move over to “Star”, the adult-oriented category of Disney+.

Star launched in the UK last February, as a separate category on Disney+, the subscription-based streaming service from Disney (see our full Disney+ with Star review).

While the rest of the content on Disney+ was very family-friendly, the content on Star is geared towards a more mature audience.

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By Expat