17 January 2013 4:43 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

First American soccer lost its biggest star, British import David Beckham, now it is about to lose its dedicated cable channel. Fox Networks is planning to relaunch its Fox Soccer Channel as an FX-branded entertainment cable network, a sibling to the cable network that airs Sons Of Anarchy, Louie and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Information about the plan, which is in advanced stages and is already being presented to ad buyers to gauge their interest, was reported by Broadcast & Cable and the La Times. According to sources, the FX offshoot, dubbed Fxx, would be geared towards younger viewers with an emphasis on comedy, creating a cable tandem similar to TNT-tbs where TNT is more older-skewing and drama-focused and TBS goes for younger viewers with comedies. Like its big brother FX, Fxx would feature original programming, in addition to some repurposed shows and theatrical movies from FX and fellow sibling FX Movie Channel. »


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