Fox Intl. Channels will launch its action sports channel Fuel across Europe later this year.
Channel, which debuted last July in the U.S. and rolled out this March in Australia, will make its European bow in Italy in the final quarter of 2004.
Negotiations are also under way for satellite carriage in the U.K., Germany, Central Europe, Switzerland, France and Scandinavia. The target is to exceed 15 million Euro subscribers by April 2005.
Fuel, which reaches 10 million Stateside homes, is a youth-oriented channel focusing on sports such as skateboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, snowboarding and wakeboarding.