News Corp.’s Fox Reality Channel will sign off sometime next year after a four-year run, reports our good friend (and former TVWeek TV guru) Joe Adalian in his column for TheWrap.
Adalian writes that he got a hold of Fox Reality chief David Lyle, who "hinted that News Corp.’s new direction for the channel now called FRC will be more specific. While he said he’s ‘aware of why and how this change is being made,’ he wouldn’t offer details of the new service."
Adalian said the replacement would likely be a joint venture between the Fox Cable Networks group and an outside party.
Fox currently does that with its National Geographic and its En Espanol channels. It’s also a model used lately by others, most prominently by Discovery, who has partnered with both Hasbro and Oprah Winfrey for channels.
FRC is now seen in about 50 million homes.