The four-year-old cable network Fox Reality Channel will cease operations next year. The reality channel is available in 47 million homes, but FRC will disappear from channel lineups on March 31, 2010 and be replaced by Nat Geo Wild (a spin-off of the National Geographic Channel):
“With the changing cable landscape, we’ve made a strategic decision to shift some resources and refocus on emerging channels,” a Fox Cable Networks spokesman told The Wrap. “However, Fox Reality Channel will remain on on our lineup for at least the next several months”
Nat Geo Wild, a joint venture between Fox Cable Networks and National Geographic Ventures, will occupy the same channel position as Fox Reality Channel. The channel is already available in overseas markets. It will have a strong emphasis on nature and wild animal programming.