Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment was founded in 1995 as the distribution outlet for FoxVideo, CBS/Fox, Fox Kids Video, CBS Video, Fox Interactive, and Magnet Interactive.
They serve as a UK distributor for Pathé movies and their film library for home media releases. Fox also distributed Yari Film Group DVD titles in North America.
TCFHE also distributes MGM and United Artists titles since MGM ended their home video agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Fox's worldwide distribution deal with MGM was due to expire in September 2011, but was renewed and extended on April 13, 2011 and was due to expire in 2016 but was renewed and extended again and, this time, it will be due to expire in June 2020). They also distribute titles from Relativity Media, EuropaCorp U.S.A., Annapurna Pictures and Entertainment One.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment served as the Home Video distributor for a majority of releases from 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios and other owned material.
Beginning in 1999, Fox became the main international home video distributor of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's catalogue, replacing Warner Home Video, which then was expanded to a domestic deal in 2006. TCFHE and MGM renewed their home video distribution deal in 2011 and June 2016, and will expire on June 30, 2020. MGM confirmed in their 2019–2020 report that they would not renew their deal with Fox after this deal and would find a replacement distributor for their catalog shortly after.
After a prior home entertainment distribution arrangement for Australia and Spain, in February 2016, Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment signed a new multi-territory distribution agreement. The agreement called for a distribution joint venture in Canada. In the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Australia, Fox would manage eOne's existing home video distribution. Entertainment One would eventually sign a worldwide distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment shortly after Disney's purchase of Fox.
In the United States, the company was also the home video distributor for Relativity Media, EuropaCorp U.S.A., Annapurna Pictures and Yari Film Group. They also once served as the U.S. distributor for television and/or film products released by BBC Video until those North American distribution rights expired in 2000 and were transferred to Warner Home Video, and currently self-distribute their products. They also distributed HIT Entertainment releases in 2006 until 2008 when HIT moved their domestic distribution to Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The company also distributed products from American Greetings from 2007–2009, when they also moved distribution to Lionsgate Home Entertainment with the exception of Strawberry Shortcake, which remained under Fox. The company also released products from the DIC Entertainment catalogue in the United States from 2008 until 2013.
Since 1996, the UK division serves as the home media distributor of Pathé's movies and products from Guild Home Video. A similar deal also exists in France, through a joint venture with EuropaCorp known as Fox Pathé Europa.
Fox's best selling DVD titles are the various season box sets of The Simpsons.