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Foxtel ‘Home of HBO’ screens Westworld, Divorce and Quarry

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Media Release: Wednesday September 28, 2016
Foxtel ‘Home of HBO’ screens Westworld, Divorce and Quarry

As the ‘Home of HBO’, Foxtel will exclusively premiere three of HBO’s hotly anticipated new series – Westworld, Divorce and Quarry – on its showcase channel from October and available to view on demand in Foxtel’s complimentary streaming service Anytime.

Westworld premieres first Mondays from October 3 at 12pm midday the same time as the US, followed by a prime time broadcast at 8.30pm. Quarry will premiere on Mondays from October 3 at 9.30pm, and Divorce will debut the following week Wednesdays from October 12 at 8.30pm.

Previews of the series have already been met with rave reviews from critics including:
· “Move over Game of Thrones! It’s cowboy time,” The Guardian
· “HBO’s mysterious Westworld sent fans into a tweeting frenzy last week after the first sustained peek debuted on HBO,” EW
· “Westworld: The first reviews are all raves,” EW
· “HBO’s major new drama [Westworld] is sinister and spectacular,” The Telegraph
· “A funny, engaging look at divorce, where neither character is portrayed as an antagonist of any kind,” /FILM
· “Move Quarry to the top of your watchlist now,” The Washington Post

Westworld, HBO’s reality-bending drama, starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden will premiere on Foxtel’s showcase channel on Monday October 3 at 12pm noon, the same time as the US, with a prime time encore at 8.30pm. Westworld is an ambitious and highly imaginative drama series that elevates the concept of adventure and thrill-seeking to a new and ultimately dangerous level. In the futuristic fantasy park known as Westworld, a group of android “hosts” deviate from their programmers’ carefully planned scripts in a disturbing pattern of aberrant behaviour. Westworld was inspired by the 1973 motion picture written and directed by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), and was created for television by EPs Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice). Other Eps on the HBO series include J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost, the new Star Wars and Star Trek movies) and Jerry Weintraub.

The exceptional cast is headed by Hollywood heavyweight Anthony Hopkins who plays Doctor Robert Ford, when speaking of his role in Westworld, Hopkins said, “I get to play these very strange characters who are always in control, which is completely against my nature. I just go with the flow of it all now… I can’t take anything too seriously. With Doctor Ford it is on a massive scale – he controls everything and he wants to perfect everything, which means he’s mad.”

The original film Westworld from 1973 is about a futuristic theme park where robots are programmed to fulfil guests’ lustful and sometimes violent fantasies – until something goes wrong with their circuitry. Foxtel will air the original Westworld film starring Yul Brynner and James Brolin as part of their “Sunday Night At The Movies” weekly feature on the eve of the new HBO drama series debut. Discover the inspiration behind the incredible new Westworld on Sunday October 2 at 8.30pm only on FOX Classics.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, Divorce is a refreshingly honest new half-hour comedy series from HBO about the never-ending process of unwinding a marriage premiering exclusively on Foxtel’s showcase channel Wednesdays from October 12 at 8.30pm Express from the US.

Created by Sharon Horgan (creator and star of the Emmy®-nominated series Catastrophe), Divorce centres on Frances (Emmy® and Golden Globe Award winner Parker), who, after more than a decade of marriage and two children, has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband Robert (Emmy® winner, Haden Church).

The story of a very, very long divorce, Frances and Robert grapple with the fallout from their failing union, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends. Finding sharp, observant humour in tense situations ranging from awkward public encounters to bitter private therapy sessions, Divorce is about two people at the most difficult moment in their lives, feeling more intense emotions for each other than they’ve felt in years.

Premiering Mondays from October 3 at 9.30pm only on Foxtel’s showcase channel, Quarry is a thrilling action drama centering on the character of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green Prometheus, 24, Spider-Man: Homecoming), a Marine who returns home to Memphis from a second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1972, only to find himself stigmatised by his involvement in a highly publicised massacre while fighting abroad. Though he and his fellow Marine Arthur Solomon (Jamie Hector The Wire) have been exonerated of wrongdoing, they are greeted with hostility and rejection from their families and the public in Memphis, with neither able to land a decent job.

With Mac’s relationship with his wife Joni (Jodi Balfour Final Destination 5) growing tenuous, he and Arthur are tempted by a lucrative offer from a shady criminal known as The Broker (Peter Mullan Olive Kitteridge). At first, Mac refuses to offer up his services to The Broker, but after Arthur opts to trade his principles for quick cash, Mac – whom The Broker codenames “Quarry” – finds himself conscripted against his better judgement into The Broker’s crew, a turn of events that has dire consequences for himself and those close to him.

Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins (who also wrote Road to Perdition), the eight S1 episodes of Quarry are directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (Banshee), along with EP Steve Golin (True Detective). It is created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller (Rectify). Other EPs are Matt DeRoss (The End of the Tour), David Kanter (The End of the Tour), Ken Levin (The Scribbler) and Max Allan Collins. Quarry was shot on location in New Orleans and Tennessee. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.

Australian actor Damon Herriman (Secret City, Justified) plays Buddy, an eccentric member of The Broker’s team in Quarry. About his character, Herriman said, “Buddy is someone who’s been working for The Broker in this particular world for five years. I’m the most experienced of the guys that he’s got working for him, so for the purpose of the show, I show [Mac] the ropes and show him what he’s about to become a part of. In terms of Buddy the man, he’s such a layered, complex character. He can be incredibly sensitive and quite charming, but he’s also very violent and flies off the handle incredibly easily. Despite having a very tough front, he’s finding life pretty hard at the moment. It’s starting to get to him, the fact that his life pretty much amounts to going out and murdering people. He’s a very layered guy. And he’s gay and living in the South in 1972 – that’s another tough combination.”

As Australia’s undisputed ‘Home of HBO’, Foxtel has access to even more HBO dramas, comedies and documentaries. In addition to current seasons of HBO shows that air on Foxtel, customers will now be able to stream their favourite HBO series, past and present – including Westworld, Divorce and Quarry – via Foxtel Anytime available on demand, all the time.

-Brad

Streaming on Foxtel Anytime in October A host of HBO hits returns to Foxtel Anytime including Game of Thrones s.1-6, Girls s. 1-5, Veep s. 1-5 and True Blood s. 1-7 along with Hollywood favourites Daddy’s Home, The Heart of the Sea, Joy and more

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Media Release: Wednesday 28 October 2016

Streaming on Foxtel Anytime in October

A host of HBO hits returns to Foxtel Anytime including Game of Thrones s.1-6,
Girls s. 1-5, Veep s. 1-5 and True Blood s. 1-7 along with Hollywood favourites Daddy’s Home, The Heart of the Sea, Joy and more

Foxtel today announced the October line up of complete seasons that will join the hit shows already streaming on Foxtel Anytime^ headlined by a collection of HBO hits that are returning to Foxtel screens.

In the wake of its record breaking Emmy Awards milestone, the worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones (seasons 1-6) returns to stream on Foxtel Anytime. Based on the best-selling novels by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones tells the story of powerful families playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros set against a world touched by dragons, kings, queens, heroes, villains and the growing threat of the mysterious White Walkers.

Season 6 of Game of Thrones shattered viewership records on Foxtel with the full season enjoying a cumulative average audience of more than 1.2 million viewers per episode – the most watched scripted series on Foxtel, ever.

HBO’s hilariously off-beat political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louise-Dreyfus also took home Emmy accolades and returns to Foxtel Anytime in October. Louise-Dreyfus stars as a former senator turned Vice President of the US offering subscribers a tongue-in-cheek look at US politics.

Girls follows an aspiring 20-something writer and her friends as they try to make sense of their lives in the fast-paced hustle of New York City; while True Blood brings vampires out of the shadows in small town Louisiana as they try and join mainstream society despite their natural thirst for blood.

Foxtel’s Lifestyle FOOD serves up every episode of The Great Australian Bake Off, season 1 on Foxtel Anytime with new episodes from season 2 joining in line with the season’s broadcast starting in October.

Foxtel Anytime’s key movies in October include the side-splitting comedy, Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg; the ocean-going saga of man vs. nature, The Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth; and incredible true story, Joy that centres of the life of a woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and thrives despite betrayal and treachery from those around her.

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.

Foxtel’s On Demand service also features BoxSets and the new Binge channel, which allow subscribers to watch collections and selected series of some of the world’s greatest programs, including extensive libraries from HBO, Warner Bros. and other Hollywood studios. BoxSets and Binge offer continuous broadcasts of full seasons that can be recorded on the Foxtel iQ and played back at a time that suits customers’ schedules. The new Binge channel launches October 5 on channel 116.

TV shows streaming on Foxtel Anytime in October include:
· Game of Thrones – seasons 1-6
· Girls – seasons 1-5
· Veep – seasons 1-5
· The Jinx – season 1
· True Detective – seasons 1-2
· The Great Australian Bake Off – season 1-2
· Big Love – seasons 1-5
· The Newsroom – seasons 1-3
· Six Feet Under – seasons 1-5
· True Blood – seasons 1-7
· Capital – season 1
· Undercover – season 1

Movies streaming on Foxtel Anytime in October include:
· (500) Days Of Summer
· Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
· Alex & Eve
· Alien
· Aliens
· Alien 3
· Alien Resurrection
· AVP: Alien vs. Predator
· Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem
· Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip
· America’s Sweethearts
· Animal Kingdom
· Ant Bully, The
· Bedazzled
· The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
· Blitz
· The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
· Brazil
· Carol
· Curious George
· Cut Snake
· Daddy’s Home
· Desperado
· Dinosaur
· Down To Earth
· Eagle Eye
· Evolution
· Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
· Freddy Vs Jason
· Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
· The Good Dinosaur
· Halloweentown
· Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
· Hear No Evil
· House At The End Of The Street
· The Howling
· The Hustler
· In Bruges
· In The Heart Of The Sea
· Jackie Brown
· Joe Somebody
· Joy
· Kill Bill Vol. 1
· Kill Bill Vol. 2
· A Knight’s Tale
· Land Before Time XIV: Journey Of The Brave
· The Last Witch Hunter
· Laws Of Attraction
· Let Me In
· Looking For Grace
· Macgruber
· Maid In Manhattan
· Malcolm X
· The Man Who Knew Too Little
· The Manchurian Candidate
· The Mermaid
· Michael Collins
· Miss You Already
· Mojave
· Moonwalker
· My Life In Ruins
· My Sister’s Keeper
· Narc
· A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
· A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
· A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
· A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
· A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
· A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
· Norm Of The North
· Nowhere To Run
· Nurse Betty
· Once
· Point Break
· Prometheus
· Pulp Fiction
· Risen
· Roadkill
· The Sandlot
· Saw
· Saw II
· Saw III
· Saw: The Final Chapter
· Secret In Their Eyes
· Simple Wish, A
· Snakes On A Plane
· Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
· Something Borrowed
· Something Wicked This Way Comes
· Swamp Thing
· Taken 2
· The Three Stooges
· Truth
· Victor Frankenstein
· The Watch
· The Watcher In The Woods
· Watchmen
· We’re The Millers
· Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
· White Noise
· Wild At Heart
· Youth

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

-Brad

SONOS: Coming to an Apple Store Near You

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SONOS: Coming to an Apple Store Near You
At Sonos, we believe that music deserves a central place in our lives and in our homes. Playing music out loud makes everything better – more profound, joyful, meaningful and affirming. The easier we make it to fill your home with music, the more people will listen.
We’re very excited to announce today that we’re making it easier than ever by expanding our collaboration with Apple and bringing Sonos into Apple’s physical and online retail stores. Two of our most popular speakers — the PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 — will be available later today at Apple.com in the USA, at 468 Apple Stores around the world starting October 5, and Apple.com in the coming weeks in most markets outside of the USA.
Better still, those who buy a Sonos system at Apple retail stores or at Apple.com between today and December 31 will receive a free three-month Apple Music Gift Card.
“Our expanded collaboration with Apple is a great example of our ongoing work with our full ecosystem of partners to make it easier than ever to listen to music out loud at home,” said Patrick Spence, president of Sonos. “Apple Music on Sonos is a powerful experience, one we’re proud to bring directly to Apple fans at Apple Stores worldwide.”
This is a big deal — both for our companies, and for music lovers around the world who can now experience Sonos and Apple Music like never before. We know the best way to discover Sonos is by experiencing it first hand, which shoppers in more than 140 Apple Stores will be able to do with a hands-on Sonos and Apple Music demo featuring a guided Sonos app experience on the iPad Pro.
It wasn’t long ago that Apple Music joined Sonos as its exclusive partner in the connected home, creating experiences that only Sonos and Apple Music could provide – Beats 1 Radio in every room in the house, Apple Music exclusives like Frank Ocean in the kitchen, and Drake’s latest in the bedroom. With our expanded collaboration, we’re making it easier than ever to combine the Sonos whole home sound system with Apple Music’s curated playlists and personalized recommendations, tuned perfectly for your home.
For more on how you can get your hands on Sonos speakers through Apple, head over here.

this is from Sonos blog

i Love sonos i have a sonos play5 i use mine all the time best speaker in the world 🙂

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