By airing the crime shows CSI:NY
and Criminal Intent
during prime time, Vox was quick to bet on the “crime” genre – with lasting success. Today, these American shows are key programming highlights during prime broadcasting hours. They were later supplemented by other American shows such as Rizzoli & Isles
, Burn Notic
and The Close
Successful original productions such as Daniela Katzenberger – natürlich blond, Auto mobil, Der VIP Hundeprofi, Goodbye Deutschland, Prominent!, Shopping Queen, Mieten, kaufen, wohnen and the evening format Das perfekte Dinner, which was awarded the Deutscher Fernsehpreis, provide variety and solid entertainment.
Since 2010, Vox programming has also included X Factor, a music show that has found success in many countries worldwide. This format, that has also been awarded in Germany (won: “Bayerischer Fernsehpreis”, nominated: “Deutscher Fernsehpreis”) will begin its third season at Vox in 2012.
Since 1996, Vox has also been represented online at the station’s website Vox.de. Here, viewers can find further information, interactive features and services that extend the popular Vox formats into the online realm. Since 2008, Vox has consistently expanded its online portfolio. The target-audience sites Kochbar.de and Frauenzimmer.de were launched in May and July of 2008. In 2009, they were followed by the video-on-demand service Vox Now, which can be found at Voxnow.de.
At the beginning of 2009, the Cologne-based station also started offering a mobile phone version of its online content. The mobile site mobil.vox.de provides access to the Vox TV lineup, numerous practical services and news from around the world. There are also ‘recipes to go’ on the Vox mobile site, “Kochbar mobil” (mobil.kochbar.de).
The following partners hold shares in Vox: RTL Group (99.7 %) and DCTP (0.3 %).