Fox starting on Premiere throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria via cable, satellite and IPTV from October 4

• Non-stop series highlights such as “Lost”, “Entourage”, “The Wire”, “Spooks” and many more
• Top programs for Premiere Film subscribers at no additional cost
• Premiere Chief Program Officer Hans Seger: “Further steps in Premiere’s quality campaign”
• David Haslingden, CEO Fox International Channels: “New chapter in the history of pay TV”

Munich, August 4, 2008. Premiere Film subscribers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can look forward to the widest range of series on television in the German-speaking region starting this fall: The globally successful series channel Fox will be available on Premiere from October 4. The contract for the broadcast of the channel on Premiere was signed yesterday. Fox will be available to all Premiere Film subscribers. The channel will also be available in Premiere hotels from October 4.

With numerous program highlights and first-time broadcasts including the globally successful cult series “Lost”, hilarious comedy with “Entourage”, the brand-new crime series “The Wire” and the award-winning spy series “Spooks”, Fox will further enhance Premiere’s fiction programming starting this fall. All series will be broadcast without commercial breaks and with both the German language and the original English version. (Extensive presentation of Fox programming to follow.)

Hans Seger, Chief Program and Technology Officer at Premiere: “The start of the internationally successful series channel Fox marks a new phase in Premiere’s quality campaign. We will be offering even more high-quality and popular series to our subscribers at no additional cost. That is our way of saying thank-you to the loyalty our customers have shown. With 250 first runs every year covering all genres from action to sophisticated series and comedy, our programming has something for everyone. No other German-speaking channel offers such an incredible and diverse range of series. As repeatedly requested by our viewers, Premiere subscribers will now also be able to follow the latest seasons of ‘Lost’.”

David Haslingden, CEO Fox International Channels: “With the launch of Fox we have opened up a new chapter in the German pay TV market: a channel that will bring first run international TV series to the German audience delivered with the edge, energy and style Fox has become renowned for around the world. We are particularly delighted that Premiere shares our enthusiasm for Fox and we look forward to working with Premiere as partners as they continue to bring the best television in the world to their subscribers.”

About the channel Fox
The series channel Fox, launched on May 20 in Germany, presents top international series, many of which for the first time on German television. Current highlights include the new episodes of “Lost” (from the 4th season) shown exclusively on Fox, the Emmy-awarded series “The West Wing”, the turbulent comedy series “Greek” and the US series “Reaper” - altogether a gripping mix of drama and comedy. Fox belongs to Fox International Channels, a subsidiary of the Fox Entertainment Group which is the pay TV division of News Corporation. Fox International Channels broadcasts a total of over 95 TV programs in 29 languages, reaching over 350 million households with its TV programming and mobile services.

About the Premiere Film package
The Premiere Film package offers extraordinary TV moments with first-class movies and exciting series entertainment: TV premieres generally broadcast one year before their first showing on free-to-air TV, many top movies from the last 60 years and more, great genre nights and lots of film specials. Plus the very latest U.S. series, shown for the first time on German TV and exciting crime mysteries around the clock. Big series highlights including “24”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” will continue to be shown on the Premiere channels. All in the best picture and sound quality: 16:9 image format, Dolby Digital sound, with many films and series also available in the original language version.


Contact:
Anja Knigge
Senior Manager Programme Communications
Tel.: 0049/89 9958-6353
anja.knigge@premiere.de

Logo Download