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HISENSE UNVEILS STUNNING NEW TVS AT GRAND PRIX Series 9 to feature quantum dot display technology


Series 9 to feature quantum dot display technology

during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

SYDNEY, 27 March 2017 – Hisense has unveiled two new, soon-to-be-released 4K ULED televisions during an event at the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix®.

Models from the premium 4K ULED Series 8 and Series 9 range were on full display and flexing their stunning Ultra-High Definition (UHD) capabilities during a presentation at the exclusive Red Bull Racing suite at Melbourne’s Albert Park.   

In 2016, Hisense enjoyed a year of breakthrough success and an expanding Australian presence thanks to the rapturous reception of their Series 7 TVs, something that Andre Iannuzzi, head of marketing at Hisense Australia, expects to continue once the impressive new models hit the shelves later this year.  

“I feel that with the Series 8 and Series 9 TVs we’ve really doubled down on our commitment to transform the viewing experience and provide our customers with top-of-the-line TV technology and design. We’ve managed to consolidate all the elements people loved about our Series 7 TVs and create — what I think — is a visually improved, more streamlined user experience across the new models,” he said.  

The Series 8 will be available in a 55in or 65in display and offer a sleek, industrial design now equipped with considerations for neat cable management.

The models will boast “HDR Supreme” capabilities which will provide a peak brightness of 1000 nits and Wide Colour Gamut that improves upon 2016 models and elevates Hisense’s patented 4K ULED technology into its most premium offering for Australian consumers yet.

The advanced “HDR Supreme” technology will be also be available across Hisense’s flagship Series 9 range, casting the impressive technology over two enormous, 75 & 85 inch displays, Additionally, the Series 9 will be the brand’s first Australian offering to incorporate quantum dot technology, bringing optimal brightness and unprecedented colour accuracy and saturation to your home theatre set up.

Both series will introduce Hisense’s updated and streamlined smart user interface, VIDAA U. The customisable platform adopts a simple, one-dimensional ribbon design user interface that allows users to view items on a single menu, with significantly faster response time than its previous incarnation.

VIDAA U can also detect any connected external devices, and comes pre-installed with an array of popular services including Netflix, Stan and Freeview Plus. The dedicated Netflix button on the remote will ensure easy access to as much HDR Netflix content users can handle.  

Series 8 and 9 will be available from July 2017, and recommended retail prices are listed below.

85in Series 9 (85N9) RRP = $10,999
75in Series 9 (75N9) RRP = $7,999

65in Series 8 (65N8) RRP = $3,999
55in Series 8 (55N8) RRP = $2,999


Foxtel Secures 19 Nominations in the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards

Media Release: Monday March 27, 2017
Foxtel Secures 19 Nominations in the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards

For the second year in a row Foxtel has secured an outstanding 19 nominations for the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017, including a staggering 14 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas, three for its lifestyle and factual shows, and two for its leading news and sports coverage.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “These 19 nominations from across the platform for the TV WEEK Logie Awards have been earned by the talented creative team we have at Foxtel, as well as the quality actors, actresses and presenters we’ve been fortunate enough to work with in producing these television programs. To see returning seasons of Wentworth, A Place To Call Home, Gogglebox Australia, and Selling Houses Australia continue to pull in the nominations makes me very proud of our local content, and cements the resonance our shows have amongst our viewers and their ever-growing fan bases.”
Showcase’s local drama series A Place To Call Home and Wentworth acquired seven nominations between them, and were joined this year by Foxtel’s two incredible Australian mini-series, The Kettering Incident and Secret City, shows that also garnered a total of seven nominations.

Wentworth’s cutting-edge fourth season is nominated for both Most Outstanding Drama Series (peer voted) and Best Drama Series (popular voted). This year Danielle Cormack is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Bea Smith, and Nicole da Silva who plays Franky Doyle is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, the same category won by her Wentworth co-star Celia Ireland in 2016 for her role as Liz Birdsworth. Wentworth’s fifth season will launch on April 4 on showcase.

The fourth season of sweeping drama A Place To Call Home has gained a nomination for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Marta Dusseldorp has been nominated for Best Actress for playing Sarah Nordmann and Jenni Baird has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her role as Regina Bligh. The fifth season of A Place To Call Home is planned to premiere on showcase later in the year.

Smash hit mystery series The Kettering Incident has secured four nominations at this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards. The Kettering Incident has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series, Elizabeth Debicki for Most Outstanding Actress as her character Anna Macy, Henry Nixon for Most Outstanding Actor as Fergus McFadden, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey is also nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer for her role as Eliza Grayson.

Foxtel’s political thriller Secret City has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series with Anna Torv nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance as Harriet Dunkley, and Damon Herriman nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Kim Gordon.

Last year’s Best Factual Program winner Gogglebox Australia has once again been nominated in both the Best Factual Program (popular voted) and Most Outstanding Factual Program (peer voted) categories. Gogglebox Australia season 5 is on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and season 6 is planned to premiere on Lifestyle in the second half of 2017.

Selling Houses Australia has been nominated for Best Lifestyle Program. Hosted by real estate expert Andrew Winter, interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape artist Charlie Albone, Selling Houses Australia is currently in its tenth season on Lifestyle Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

FOX SPORTS’ Monday Night with Matty Johns is nominated for Best Sports Program, and the Sky News Election Coverage 2016 is nominated for the Most Outstanding News Coverage.

For a full list of all nominees for the 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards visit

The 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017 will take place at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne on Sunday April 23, 2017.


Something for everyone on Foxtel in April Wentworth returns, Geoffrey Rush comes to television, Two Pop-Up channels and Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres

Something for everyone on Foxtel in April
Wentworth returns, Geoffrey Rush comes to television,
Two Pop-Up channels and
Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres

Huge slate of new and returning shows in April
Available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

This April Foxtel delivers a mammoth line-up of TV and entertainment with the latest in drama, sport, lifestyle, comedy, Australian content, music, movies, kids and factual shows. All of these new and returning shows are conveniently offered in one place – available to watch either live or on demand – from Foxtel’s iQ, or stream instantly on Foxtel Play.

“In addition to our huge range of Award-winning series, unparalleled live sports, exclusive HBO shows, and fascinating real life stories, Foxtel is offering two new Pop Up channels in April; a whole channel devoted to the Golf US Masters and another to the X-Men Movie Franchise. Foxtel is a leader in television with the widest selection of new and returning shows – more than any other provider – delivered either on the iQ set-top-box or streamed online through Foxtel Play,” said Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television.

TV WEEK Logie Award and AACTA-Award winning drama Wentworth returns for a fifth season, on showcase Tuesdays from April 4 at 8.30pm. This bold and confronting series is Foxtel’s longest running Australia drama, with a devoted fan base here and around the world. Wentworth season 5 stars an incredible cast featuring Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Sigrid Thornton, Celia Ireland, Katrina Milosevic, Shareena Clanton, Robbie Magasiva, Tammy MacIntosh, Kate Jenkinson, Bernard Curry, and Socratis Otto.

From Academy Award-winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Australia’s Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, Genius is the story of how Albert became Einstein. This 10-part drama series goes beyond the halls of academia to explore Albert’s (played by Rush) struggles to be a good husband and father, a man of principle, and to expose his daringly creative mind during a period of global unrest. Genius premieres exclusively on National Geographic Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US.

Shots Fired – the drama event series examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern US town – premieres exclusively on showcase, Mondays from April 10 at 8.30pm. Shots Fired stars Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt, alongside Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Stephen Moyer, and provides an explosive autopsy of the US criminal justice system.

The Leftovers starring Justin Theroux, Live Tyler, and Amy Brenneman returns for a third season on showcase, Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm. The Leftovers is made by HBO and this final season is set in Australia following the lives of the Garvey family who are still suffering the aftershock from a global incident where 2 percent of the world’s population inexplicably vanished – 140 million people, gone in an instant.

One of the most highly anticipated and iconic games on the AFL calendar every year is the ANZAC Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood and FOX FOOTY will have every minute of the action LIVE and in high definition from the MCG. Catch the pre-game show with the best interviews and analysis before the big match kicks off at 2.30pm on Tuesday April 25.

World no. 1 Jason Day and 2013 US Masters Champion Adam Scott, will lead a strong Australian contingent when Augusta National Golf Club hosts the US Masters, from Friday April 7 to Monday April 10. FOX SPORTS will be the home of golf’s most prestigious major, with a 24/7 dedicated US Masters Pop Up Channel offering golf fans round-the-clock coverage and interactive features. The Masters launch another huge year of golf on FOX SPORTS, with LIVE coverage of all four majors in 2017.

The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Easter Triple Header on FOX LEAGUE is a jam-packed Easter long weekend kicking off on Friday April 14 at 4pm, when the Bulldogs take on the Rabbitohs, before the Knights vs the Roosters at 6pm, followed by a highly anticipated all-Queensland showdown extending the Good Friday action, when the Broncos play host to the Titans 6pm. All Rugby League games on FOX LEAGUE are LIVE, ad break free and in HD.

The new seventh season of Grand Designs Australia opens with a one hour special Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia, premiering Thursday April 20 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle. Set in historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud discuss their favourite Australian grand designs from over the 60 houses Peter has documented. Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres Thursdays from April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Veep returns for its sixth season on showcase, Wednesdays from April 26 at 8.30pm Express from the US. The comedy takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of politics, following the day-to-day existence of the former VP and one-time President Selina Meyer. Veep stars Emmy Award-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus alongside Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.

Silicon Valley season 4 premieres only on The Comedy Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US. From Producers Mike Judge, Alec Berg and Michael Rotenberg, season 4 promises a variety of sharp, irreverent and hilarious drama for viewers as the Pied Piper geeks continue their mission to change the world as they fumble along the road to tech success. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J Miller, Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani with new guest stars appearing throughout the season.

X-Men fans unite! Foxtel Movies is the X-Men headquarters this Easter Long Weekend with a dedicated X-Men Movie Pop Up Channel. Tune into Channel 400 from Friday April 14 at 6am to Monday April 17 and experience all of the extraordinary X-Men films in one incredible location and in HD. From the original blockbusters to The Wolverine and the smash-hit-release Deadpool, you’ll be immersed in non-stop action with every mutant adventure.

Now in its tenth year, CMC ROCKS QLD is the largest international country music festival in the southern hemisphere. Held in Ipswich over an incredible three days, the festival features some of the biggest names in both local and international country music including Little Big Town, Kip Moore, and Dixie Chicks. Join host Morgan Evans for all the highlights from the festival, filled to the brim with world class country music, live performances, interviews and more on Wednesday April 12 at 8.30pm, only on CMC.

Tune in to MAX from 12pm Friday April 14 to the evening of Monday April 17 to see the 1000 Greatest Songs Of All Time, a musical must-see this Easter long weekend only on Foxtel. The greatest countdown event will be hosted by none other than the iconic Australian music critic, journalist and record producer, Molly Meldrum.

The Surgery Ship is a new Australian factual series premiering Tuesdays from April 18 at 7.30pm on Nat Geo People. Join the courageous Aussie doctors and nurses on board the ‘Africa Mercy’ surgery ship, as they provide lifesaving medical treatments to one of the most disadvantaged areas in Africa doing the impossible over only one year. These volunteer doctors and nurses are heading straight for the biggest medical and ethical challenge of their lives. Ahead lies unbelievable illnesses and a dramatic journey unfolds as they deal with life and death cases balancing the fates of these patients in their hands.

60 Days In: Atlanta is the follow up to the hugely popular 60 Days In season 1 premiering Wednesdays from April 26 at 9.30pm on the CI Network. In season 2 our innocent volunteers enter Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail, one of the most dangerous facilities in America. With five times the number of inmates as previous seasons, rampant drug problems, a powerful gang population and the constant threat of violence, innocent participants plunge deeper into this dangerous world of incarceration.

For the first time, HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS in The Untold History, premiering Tuesdays from April 25 at 9.30pm. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South-East Asia, the small and little-understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate. The Australian SAS: The Untold History is part of HISTORY’s ANZAC Day line-up only on Foxtel.

The new Disney movie Tangled: Before Ever After will be available as a sneak peek on the Foxtel Kids App one week before its premiere on the Disney Channel, Friday May 5 at 7pm. Voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, Tangled: Before Ever After follows Rapunzel as she grapples with both the new responsibilities of being princess, the overprotective ways of her father, and her expectation to immediately marry Eugene and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, Rapunzel embarks on a secret adventure with a little help from her friends.


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