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Fox Launching Health TV Network

May 27, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ Fox Entertainment Group Inc. will launch The Health Network in mid-July.

The Health Network will launch on cable and the Internet with 17 million cable and satellite subscribers in all 50 states, Fox said Thursday.

The Health Network is a new media company that will provide health information to consumers, physicians and hospitals through a cable television and the Internet.

The network is a joint venture between Fox Liberty Ventures and AHN Ltd. Partners, which was created by the merger of AHN’s cable-TV network, America’s Health Network; its Web site, AHN.com; and Fox’s fit tv earlier this year.

AHN is controlled by health-care industry entrepreneurs Rick Scott and David Vandewater. Scott was chief executive officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp, the nation’s biggest hospital chain, until he quit amid a federal Medicare fraud investigation in 1997.

Fox Entertainment Group develops and produces worldwide distribution of feature films and television programs, television broadcasting and cable network programming.

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