Client Case Studies: Fox Kids Europe

The Challenge:

Fox Kids Europe (FKE) is the leading pan-European children’s entertainment company with localised television channels, programme distribution and consumer products businesses. FKE’s business lines are driven by a localised approach and its ownership of one of the largest and most recognised libraries of children’s programming in the world, which includes approximately 6,500 episodes.

Fox Kids channels are currently broadcasting via cable and satellite to 57 countries, reaching more than 36.3 million households in 17 languages. FKE offers interactive TV games channels, ‘Fox Kids Play’, in the UK and Israel and operates 16 localised websites for the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Norway, Italy, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Hungary and, Czech Republic.

“Because our websites are rich in graphics for children and because of the great demand, bandwidth was a huge consideration for us”. We also needed a good network peering group and a data centre which would be local to our offices.” Says, Patrick Healy, CTO and Head of Production Online & Interactive.

The Solution:

“Globix were able to offer this and more. They have one of the best network peering groups, and are based in the heart of the West End which makes it really convenient for when we need to visit the data centre. But what really impressed us about their service is not only the fact that we have kept excellent relationships with the Account Management team over the four years, but also that they have gone out of their way to be flexible in every area.”

“When we first started working with Globix in 1999, we had a pan-European presence being delivered from one central platform. We started up in a couple of countries with 3 co-location cabinets and 30 Mbp/s of bandwidth. As we grew, Globix were able to support us every step of the way. Now we have 3 co-location cabinets and 30 Mbp/s of bandwidth. We could buy space as and when we needed it, which was good.” Globix have worked very closely with Fox Kids over the four years to make sure that we give them all the support they need.

FKE owns one of the largest libraries of children’s programming in the World. Programming from its library is distributed to more than 120 different terrestrial, cable and satellite channels in over 50 markets across Europe and the Middle East. This library includes major global programming franchises such as Power Rangers, Spiderman, X-Men, Inspector Gadget and Goosebumps.