September last year, MultiChoice DStv axed down Disney XD and Fox Life from its platform. And now, Disney will be axing down its Fox channel from broadcasters in Africa at the end of next month, including DStv, StarTimes, and StarSat.
A Walt Disney Africa spokesperson confirmed that the channel would shut down on these platforms a minute before midnight on 30 September.
“As the television landscape and viewer consumption evolves, we continue to develop and review our products and services to ensure we are offering the best possible experience for consumers,” the spokesperson said.
The Fox channel is currently available on DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, and DStv Compact on channel 125.
This is the third channel owned by Disney to be axed from DStv within a year. The closure of the Fox channel means that DStv subscribers will not be able to watch the final season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead.
In addition to Fox, Disney channels on satellite TV in Africa include National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, ESPN, ESPN 2, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior may also be axing down in the future.
The spokesperson said there was nothing else to announce at this time and that Disney “looked forward to continue bringing consumers across Africa a vast array of factual, sports, and kids programming” from its other channels.
“all current premiere series will air their full seasons before the channel closes”
The axing down of this channels is likely due to the imminent launch of the Disney+ streaming service.