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Foxtel drama heats up this winter Winter has come and there’s even more to keep things sizzling with Fear the Walking Dead, The Kettering Incident, Ray Donovan and more

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Media Release: Thursday June 30, 2016
Foxtel drama heats up this winter
Winter has come and there’s even more to keep things sizzling with
Fear the Walking Dead, The Kettering Incident, Ray Donovan and more

Fresh from one of the highest rating seasons of Game of Thrones in Foxtel history, Foxtel has announced a slate of drama currently airing or coming soon, that is bound to heat up the screen this winter.

Game of Thrones season six, with a weekly cumulative audience of 1.2 million viewers, and a new record-breaking overnight number of 737,000 for the final episode, left drama lovers hungry for more, and Foxtel has a host of incredible drama ready to feast on.

Foxtel’s award winning showcase channel features:

· The Kettering Incident – A ground-breaking Foxtel Original Drama starring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez and shot entirely in Tasmania. The Kettering Incident follows Anna Macy (Debicki) who left the town of Kettering when she was 14 after her best friend mysteriously disappeared. When she returns after 15 years she finds a community in crisis. Her reappearance causes an even greater stir with rumours about what really happened during her friend’s disappearance on everyone’s mind. When another girl disappears under similar circumstances, Anna is driven to discover the truth (airing from July 4).
· The Night Of – One of the most anticipated new HBO drama events, The Night Of delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones (airing from July 17).
· Ray Donovan (season 4) – Ray (Liev Schreiber) is a complicated fix-it man for Hollywood’s rich and famous. He’s the go-to guy that makes ‘problems’ disappear for athletes, celebrities and anyone can afford his services; but, Ray’s past is constantly haunting him along with a troubled family and an unpredictable father out to settle old scores (now airing).
· Ballers (season 2) stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a former NFL superstar who trades on his name and past success to help new up-and-comers and sports veterans alike navigate the big league and all of the pitfalls that come with it (airing from July 19).

Popular drama channel FX brings viewers:

· Fear the Walking Dead (season 2, part 2) – The companion series to The Walking Dead has taken the world by storm and explores another shattered group of survivors who set out on the open seas in search of a safe harbour to call home in the midst of the zombie apocalypse (airing August 22).
· Kingdom (season 2, part B) – Kingdom introduces us to Alvey Kulina, who runs a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, California. He trains fighters along with his sons, Nate and Jay, while navigating the challenges of raising a family and dealing with the inherent violence of his trade (airing July 28).

The best of British drama comes on BBC First, with:

· Peaky Blinders (season 3) – A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England, just after World War I. The drama centres on the Romani Peaky Blinders gang and heir ambitious boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) who is out to expand his criminal organisation in the face of challengers on both sides of the law (airing from June 30).
· The Musketeers (season 3) – In a retelling of the classic story, The Musketeers follows three of the best soldiers in the king’s regiment who are committed to upholding justice in an ongoing battle to maintain order against all forces determined to sabotage them and their homeland (airing from August 11).

Foxtel is home to a massive selection of many of the world’s most popular shows, from our own locally produced hits to must see programs from around the globe. Foxtel is available to watch live or when you want Anytime, anywhere on-demand, via Foxtel Anytime^, on internet connected iQ boxes, through Foxtel Play and can be streamed to select tablets and smartphones through Foxtel Go all as part of an existing Foxtel or Foxtel Play subscription.

-Brad

Game of Thrones finale breaks its own record Season 6 finale the most watched program in Australian Subscription Television history

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Media Alert: Tuesday June 28, 2016
Game of Thrones finale breaks its own record
Season 6 finale the most watched program in Australian Subscription Television history

Monday’s final episode of Game of Thrones season 6 reaped huge audience numbers recording the highest overnight total audience in subscription television history.

Game of Thrones S6 final episode on Foxtel’s Showcase Channel, was the number one program on Foxtel yesterday recording a total audience of 737,000 with more viewers to add once the consolidated data becomes available.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said, “This was an outstanding performance for the Games of Thrones Season 6 finale, which clearly impacted on opposition programming last night and demonstrates the significance of Foxtel and subscription television as a major entertainment provider.”

The final episode’s overnight figures at 737,000 viewers trumped the premiere episode one of Game of Thrones S6 at 727,000 which was the highest ever watched program in Australian Subscription Television history, smashing its own record.

The Game of Thrones S6 audience has held throughout the season pulling in a cumulative average audience of 1.2 million viewers per episode, which is 45 percent higher than S5.

The phenomenal season on season improvement in audience is dwarfed by the growth versus S1 which is unrivalled around the world. The S6 audience is 600 percent or 1 million viewers higher than S1.

The cumulative audience comprises live and encore viewing over the first seven days following the initial premiere broadcast, time-shifted recorded playback, and viewing via Foxtel Anytime.

Game of Thrones season 6 is currently available to view on demand in Foxtel’s streaming service Anytime, or encore screenings are available at various session times on the showcase channel.

Following the end of Game Of Thrones from next Monday July 4 at 8.30pm, the highly anticipated Australian psychological thriller, The Kettering Incident, premieres on showcase starring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez.

=Brad

Streaming on Foxtel Anytime in July

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Media Release: Monday 27 June 2016

Streaming on Foxtel Anytime in July

Foxtel original drama, Secret City s.1 arrives along with Wayward Pines s.1-2,
Da Vinci’s Demons s.1-3, Luther s.1-4; plus blockbuster movies Straight Outta Compton, The Martian and more

Foxtel today announced the July line up of complete seasons that will add to the hit shows already streaming on Foxtel Anytime^. Season 1 of Foxtel original drama, Secret City has started airing on showcase with each episode added to Foxtel Anytime for viewers to binge on at their leisure.

The six part mini-series, based on the novels, The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code peels back the placid facade of Canberra and looks at a rising tension between China and America, where political journalist Harriet Dunkley (Anna Torv) uncovers a secret city of dangerous interlocked conspiracies.

Also arriving in July is the mind-bending thriller, Wayward Pines that centres on a mysterious small town where visitors and locals struggle to understand the place’s strange origins, and if there is any escape. Season 1 streams in July, with new episodes from season 2 added as they go to air.

Da Vinci’s Demons introduces us to the 25 year old Renaissance genius, Leonardo Da Vinci and explores a fictional fantasy history of the ultimate visionary as he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time to be both ostracised and celebrated for his ideas. Seasons 1-3 arrive on Foxtel Anytime in July.

British crime drama Luther follows Inspector John Luther (Idriss Elba) who works for a special crime unit and is consumed by the darkness of the crimes he investigates. Luther becomes increasingly driven as he gets closer to the source of each crime as his investigations become a psychological duel between predator and prey. Watch seasons 1-4 on Foxtel Anytime in July.

Foxtel LifeStyle programming arriving on Anytime turns its sights on property with seasons 1-5 of My Dream Home, which follows ‘The Property Brothers’, Jonathan and Drew, in their quest to help couples transform fixer-uppers into the ultimate home; Buying & Selling, seasons 1-3, reintroduces viewers to Jonathan and Drew as they help homeowners take their next step up the property ladder; and Property Brothers at Home, season 1, which sees the brothers complete a massive renovation of their Las Vegas home in time their family reunion. Foxtel Anytime also brings The Great British Bake-Off: Crème De La Crème to Anytime each week following its linear premiere from July 19th.

Foxtel Anytime’s key movies in July include the harrowing science fiction epic, The Martian starring Matt Damon; the ground breaking hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton that chronicles the rise and fall of California music group N.W.A.; biographical survival story, Everest; dystopian action thriller Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials; and Seth Rogan’s holiday comedy adventure The Night Before.

Foxtel is home to a massive selection of many of the world’s most popular shows, from our own locally produced hits to must see programs from around the globe. Foxtel is available to watch when you want Anytime, Anywhere on-demand, via Foxtel Anytime^, on internet connected iQ boxes, through Foxtel Play and can be streamed to select tablets and smartphones through Foxtel Go all as part of an existing Foxtel or Foxtel Play subscription.

New TV shows streaming on Foxtel Anytime in July include:
· Secret City – season 1
· Mr. Robot – season 1
· Wayward Pines – seasons 1-2
· My Dream Home – seasons 1-5
· Buying & Selling – seasons 1-3
· The Sopranos – seasons 1-6

· Property Brothers at Home – season 1
· The Great British Bake-off: Crème De La Creme
· Da Vinci’s Demons – seasons 1-3
· Luther – seasons 1-4
· The Wire – seasons 1-5

New movies streaming on Foxtel Anytime in July include:
· 17 Again
· 88 Minutes
· American Ultra
· Bambi
· Bambi II
· Bend It Like Beckham
· Big Momma’s House
· Big Momma’s House 2
· Blinky Bill: The Movie
· Bloodsucking Bastards
· Bridget Jones’s Diary
· Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
· Can’t Hardly Wait
· Chronicle
· City Of Ember
· Commando
· The Count Of Monte Cristo
· Crazy Heart
· Day & Night
· The Descendants
· Dream House
· Dumbo
· Everest
· Fan Girl
· Fanboys
· Fast & Furious 6
· The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
· Fast Five
· Feast
· First Blood
· Flawless
· Flipper
· The Fly
· The Fly II
· For The Birds
· Free Willy
· Free Willy 2
· Frost/ Nixon
· Frozen
· Frozen Fever
· George And A.J.
· Geri’s Game
· The Gift
· The Girl Next Door
· Girl, Interrupted
· The Glass House
· Glee: The Concert Movie
· Good Kill
· The Guardian
· Halloween
· Holding The Man
· Holy Man
· Hotel Transylvania 2
· Ice Age
· Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
· Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
· Imagine That
· Independence Day
· The Insider
· Insidious
· The Interpreter
· Intersections
· JFK
· Jindabyne
· Joe Dirt
· La Luna
· Ladder 49
· The Ladykillers
· Land Of The Lost
· Last Cab To Darwin
· Lava
· The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
· Leatherheads
· Legend
· Little Man Tate
· Love & Mercy
· Luxo Jr.
· Man Up
· Manny Lewis
· The Martian
· Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
· Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
· The Mod Squad
· Money Train
· Monsters Inc. Mike’s New Car
· Multiplicity
· Munich
· Never Cry Wolf
· New York Minute
· The Night Before
· Notorious
· Oddball
· Once Bitten
· Open Water
· Party Central
· The Perfect Guy
· Pinocchio
· Pixie Hollow Bake Off
· The Princess Diaries
· The Program
· Rambo: First Blood Part II
· Rambo III
· Robin Hood
· Saving Santa
· She’s Funny That Way
· Sicario
· Southpaw
· Stand By Me
· Star Trek
· Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
· Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
· Star Trek Into Darkness
· Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
· Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
· Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
· Star Trek Generations
· Star Trek: First Contact
· Star Trek: Insurrection
· Star Trek: Nemesis
· Star Trek: The Motion Picture
· Starship Troopers
· Straight Outta Compton
· Street Kings
· Take Me Home Tonight
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day
· The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
· Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
· Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
· Tin Toy
· Two By Two
· Up At The Villa
· Village Of The Damned
· The Visit
· The Woman In Red
· The Yards
· Z For Zachariah

For more information on Foxtel Anytime, visit: www.foxtel.com.au/anytime.

-Brad

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