Fox Kids (originally known as Fox Children's Network and later as the Fox Kids Network) is an American children's pay television channel, digital multicast television network, children's programming block and branding for a slate of international children's television channels. Originally a joint venture between the Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox) and its affiliated stations, it was later owned by Fox Kids Worldwide. Fox Kids is now owned by the Fox Networks unit of News Corporation.
Fox Kids originated as a programming block that has aired on the Fox network from September 8, 1990 to 2002 and again since 2008. The block has aired on Saturday mornings throughout its existence (Sunday mornings in Canada), with an additional block on Monday through Friday afternoon. Fox Kids is the only form of daytime television programming, outside of sports, aired by the Fox network to date. In July 2001, due to plans for Fox Kids to migrate to a separate TV channel, Fox put the remaining Saturday morning timeslot and weekday slots up for bidding, with 4Kids Entertainment winning and securing the rights to program that period. The Fox Kids block continued to air in repeats until September 7, 2002, and was replaced the following week (on September 14) by the 4Kids-programmed FoxBox. Following the demise of 4Kids TV, the Fox Kids block resumed in December 2008.
Outside the United States, the first Fox Kids-branded television channel launched on October 1, 1995, on Foxtel in Australia.