MEDIA RELEASE: Friday March 27, 2015
To celebrate the first birthday of Foxtel Movies Disney , Foxtel and The Walt Disney Company Australia today announced that Foxtel Movies Disney +2 (ch 415) will premiere this Saturday, March 28
Foxtel Movies Disney +2 broadcasts two hours after the original magical channel (ch 404) made up entirely of Disney’s much-loved movies.
The channel has quickly become a favourite of Foxtel subscribers and features a range of classic titles and contemporary movies including recent releases, timeless live-action and animated library films, as well as Disney-Pixar huge box office hits.
The fun and enchantment of Foxtel Movies Disney (channel 404) provides ad-break free movies available in High Definition and only on Foxtel. Foxtel Movies Disney content is also available through Anytime on an internet-connected Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Play subscribers, and through Foxtel Go.
Movie highlights coming up include Maleficent (April 5), The Incredibles (April 10), The Pirate Fairy (April 12), Planes: Fire & Rescue (May 8), 101 Dalmatians (May 15), Lady and the Tramp (May 29).
Media Release: Thursday March 26, 2015
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are often the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis & Butt-Head) takes Silicon Valley viewers inside the world of tech start-ups – and the socially awkward underdogs who try to navigate its lucrative potential.
HBO’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Silicon Valley charts the rising fortunes of Richard, an introverted computer programmer who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” start-up incubator along with his best friends.
Over the course of its 10-episode second season, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his brilliant but awkward Pied Piper team Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), struggle through the trials and tribulations of growing their company, while still staying true to Richard’s vision.
After last season’s TechCrunch Disrupt victory, the guys focus their energies this year on finding funding and establishing Pied Piper in a crowded sea of competitors, all while battling an assortment of legal and financial woes and petty revenge plans from Hooli overlord Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) and his competing platform, Nucleus. At Raviga, the empire created by Peter Gregory, big changes put pressure on Monica (Amanda Crew), who’s torn between her allegiance to Richard and her job working under a new head honcho, Laurie.
Filled with even more industry cameos, this season of Silicon Valley promises to skewer the tech world with even greater veracity and hilarity, as its heroes continue to fumble their way towards unimaginable success.
See genius in a whole new light when Silicon Valley returns for season two premiering exclusively on The Comedy Channel Wednesdays from April 15 at 8.30pm just days after the US broadcast.
Media Release: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Presto will commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the centenary of service by offering on-demand access to a range of exclusive documentary programming from Foxtel’s History channel.
Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers will be able to view the History channel’s acclaimed and exclusive locally-produced five-part series The Memorial: Beyond the ANZAC and Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty, which will have its world premiere on the History channel on Tuesday, March 31 at 7.30pm. Episodes of Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty will be available to stream ad-free on Presto just seven days after they air on the History channel.
Presto will also offer the History channel’s ASTRA Award winning and Logie Award nominated locally produced documentary The Battle of Long Tan and documentary specials For Valour, The ANZAC Spirit, The Digger: A History and Beyond Kokoda, as part of the Presto TV and Presto Entertainment bundle service.
In addition to this exciting programming initiative, to further commemorate the centenary of service, Presto has partnered with the Camp Gallipoli Foundation to offer new subscribers, in the lead up to the Camp Gallipoli events being staged throughout Australia on April 24 and 25, a complimentary two month trial of the Presto Entertainment bundle~. This offer is available from March 26 to April 26 and will include access to all of Presto’s TV and movie content, including access to Presto’s specially curated commemorative programming.
To experience Presto’s commemorative offer, new Presto customers can visit www.presto.com.au/campgallipoli and sign up today. Customers can also gain access to discounted tickets to the Camp Gallipoli events by visiting www.presto.com.au/campgallipoli and following the prompts.
At the end of the two month commemorative offer period, promo customers keen to stay on as Presto subscribers can choose between the Presto TV or Presto Movies subscriptions, respectively $9.99 a month each, or continue with a Presto Entertainment (TV and movies) bundle subscription for $14.99 a month, with no ongoing commitment*.
“Camp Gallipoli is delighted to be partnering with Presto as we commemorate the centenary of service and the ANZAC spirit,” Camp Gallipoli CEO Chris Fox said.
“Presto’s ability to bring together some of Australia’s most emotive and inspiring content from the History channel in an on-demand collection provides a chance for Australians to actively rediscover a positive national identity.
“Camp Gallipoli is also offering Presto customers the opportunity to share the essence of the iconic Gallipoli experience, by participating in a vigil under the stars, followed by a dawn service, as Australia commemorates 100 years of ANZAC spirit.”
Media Release: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
special pricing offers full access to Foxtel Play’s Premium Movies & Drama featuring Game of Thrones season 5
Foxtel today announced special pricing for the Premium Movies & Drama pick on Foxtel Play, just in time for the arrival of Game of Thrones season 5. The Premium Movies and Drama pick includes showcase, the ‘home of HBO’ which will feature season 5 of the award winning HBO drama when it airs on Monday, 13 April at 11am AEST, same time as the US.
New customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between 23 March and 30 April 2015 will be able add Premium Movies and Drama to their first $25* a month genre pick for only $5* extra a month for the first three months. Foxtel’s move allows fans and new comers to catch up on the drama and intrigue across the Seven Kingdoms from Game of Thrones seasons 1-4 from 23 March, as well as being part of the latest chapter when the hugely anticipated Game of Thrones season 5 takes to screens on 13 April, for only $30* a month for the first three months.
In addition to Game of Thrones, subscribers to Premium Movies and Drama are entitled to a host of other highly acclaimed dramas including The Red Road (s.1), starring Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones); Veep (s.4); Mad Men (s.7 part 2); The Americans (s.3); Wentworth (s.3), Black Sails and Orange Is the New Black (s.3).
Customers will also have access to Foxtel’s new BoxSets channel, featuring hundreds of hours of the most binge-worthy drama, along with a massive volume of blockbuster and library movies as part of their subscription.
Foxtel Executive Director of Marketing, Ed Smith, said, “Game of Thrones is a world-wide phenomenon that ranks among the highest in ‘must-see’ drama. We’ve worked closely with HBO to provide exclusive first run broadcast to season 5, along with our new timing simulcast with the US, to give Australian fans access to this brilliant series as quickly as possible; and now, with our special pricing on Foxtel Play, we’re looking forward to sharing the experience with as many people as possible as the drama behind this unforgettable series continues to unfold.”
Foxtel Play offers customers instant access to great entertainment within minutes of signing up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go, so they will be able to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 and other premium drama and movies. With no lock-in contract and no installation costs, subscribers can stop and start their subscription month-to-month, to suit their circumstances or viewing choices.
Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to stream and watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of sports, drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up.
Foxtel Play customers can enjoy their programming via eligible Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & 4, selected Samsung Blu-Ray and home theatre systems and PC and Mac computers. Foxtel Play customers can also access content on selected smart phones and tablets by downloading the Foxtel Go^ app.