FX is an American channel based in Los Angeles, California, that is owned by 21st Century Fox and FX Networks, LLC. Originally launched on June 1, 1994, the network's original programming aspired to the standards of premium cable channels such as HBO, Showtime, and Starz in regard to themes and content, higher-quality writing, directing, acting, and sister channels such as FXX and FXM. FX also carries reruns of theatrical films and broadcast-network sitcoms, and advertising-free content is available through the FX+ premium subscription service.
As of July 2015, FX is available to approximately 94,006,000 basic cable households (80.8% of households with at least one television set) in the United States. In addition to the flagship U.S. network, the "FX" name is licensed to a number of related pay television channels in various countries around the world.