FX is an American pay-TV channel located in Los Angeles, California, held by 21st Century Fox through FX Networks, LLC. Launched initially on June 1, 1994, the network’s original programming aimed to the standards of premium cable channels such as HBO, Showtime, and Starz concerning adult themes and content, higher-quality writing, directing, acting, and sister channels such as FXM and FXX. It also provides reruns of theatrical movies and broadcast network sitcoms.
As of July 2015, FX is available to about 94,006,000 basic cable households (80.8% of families with at least one TV set) in the United States. In addition to the flagship U.S. network, the “FX” name is licensed to some related pay-TV channels in many countries around the world.