In Japan, the channel launched in February 1998 along with other Fox channels such as Fox Crime and Fox Life (now FOX bs238).
Fox is a pan-Asian pay television channel, owned and operated by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International.
In Asia, the channel was in test broadcast in December 2009, broadcasting US TV series on loop. The first Asian provider who carried Fox was SkyCable in the Philippines which launched the channel on 4 January 2010, followed by StarHub TV in Singapore on 1 February 2010. Other TV providers across the region followed thereafter.
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Around early-to-mid-February 2012, the Fox wordmark was changed to the Fox HD wordmark (pictured) for all Fox commercials on all Fox channels in the Asian and Filipino television provider networks, including channels which are not in HD. This change is similar to the one done to STAR World. The reason for this change is unknown.
Fox Japan and Fox Korea are considered separated from the main feed as they have different programming. However, they are closely linked as they shared most of their commercials and the programming are nearly the same.
Fox Taiwan was officially launched on September 1, 2012, as FOX Showbiz (Chinese: 娛樂台) replacing Channel V Taiwan. This feed’s broadcast Asian programming and some of American series reruns with Chinese subtitles, and FOX HD Asia feed are available through MOD and some of cable providers. The feed was renamed Fox Taiwan in January 2014 and broadcast both local and foreign programmes.
In 2020, due to the ongoing expansion of the Star brand internationally. Tcast the licensor for the Fox channels in Korea announced that it had terminated its license agreement with The Walt Disney Company Korea rebranding its channels effectively starting January 1, 2021. Fox will be rebranded to NOW in the region and will drop all content related to 20th Century Studios keeping all acquired series intact.