We didn't even have such a diverse international channel like the one you described. I believe the rebrand to AZN was when some of the program providers left because they already had their linear channels represented by IMD (like Rai Italia and Zee TV).AZN Television/International Channel: I have fond memories of this channel as a kid because this was the network that exposed me to the Japanese version of DBZ. No subtitles but the episodes were far enough into the run compared to the run on Toonami that I could brag to my friends that I was seeing future episodes, even though I could not understand what they're saying(I started watching in the middle of the Cell Saga). I was very sad when Comcast moved the channel from the basic tier to a premium tier(it was during the tournament arc of the Buu saga), so I could not watch it anymore.
Years later, when my family got premium cable, I was able to get the channel again, but by then, the network had re-branded to AZN Television and anime was more-or-less gone. They aired other Asian programming but I wasn't interested. That being said, if the channel was still here today, I probably would watch the live-action programming since I do watch Korean and Japanese dramas.
What's also ironic that the WB Animation shows used to be on Fox Kids before they moved to Kids WB and then aired reruns on The Hub. I mean, The Hub was basically the a classic throwback to Fox Kids and Kids WB.Kinda ironic how Hub had all those WB shows and now Discovery is merging with them...
I'm curious. The 289 in the original channel name had some meaning? It sounds kinda random at first sight.Though it won't fold into Star on Disney+ until the end of this month, I'm going to miss Fox UK. I remember the time when it first launched as FX289 back in 2004 and had aired the likes of Batman and Highlander.
289 represented its initial Sky position, as it was a Sky-exclusive channel then. Then it was removed from the name on 21 April 2005: FX moves EPG positions on SkyI'm curious. The 289 in the original channel name had some meaning? It sounds kinda random at first sight.
That and the FX289 name was a temporary one.
True, although Sky Witness wasn't always a drama channel since when it launched in 1993 as UK Living, it was a female-oriented channel.Well, at least Universal TV's content has a home on other Sky channels, which have the potential now to show less repeats.
With NBC Universal merging with Sky operations, Universal TV was doomed from the start, as it was a general drama channel.