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Media Release: Wednesday, 28 June, 2017
Foxtel On Demand in July:
Game of Thrones season 7 arrives
More than 16,000 titles of incredible TV and movies, including Game of Thrones seasons 1-7, available to watch On Demand
We’ve seen the trailers, we’ve sharpened our swords and at last, the hotly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season 7 is arriving exclusively on Foxtel. The latest chapter in the award-winning HBO drama kicks off on 17 July, with each episode available to watch, On Demand, following its broadcast. In the lead up to the season 7 broadcast, Foxtel reminds subscribers that every episode from seasons 1-6 is available to watch On Demand.
The popular series, Thronecast season 7 will also air in July live and On Demand, with each episode recapping the prior day’s episode of Game of Thrones season 7.
July also sees the arrival of the new British drama, Taboo, along with season 3 of HBO action-comedy/ drama Ballers; season 3 of Kingdom; plus new movies including the political thriller, Snowden, based on events surrounding CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden; biopic disaster thriller, Deepwater Horizon; the 2016 remake of western epic, The Magnificent Seven, and more.
Foxtel residential customers with an internet connected Foxtel iQ^ box can instantly stream any of Foxtel’s incredible On Demand programming as well as record and play back a host of movies and TV to watch when they like. Foxtel streaming service, Foxtel Now, also provides access to Foxtel’s world-leading entertainment live and On Demand starting from only $10 per month.
In addition, Foxtel customers can enjoy their subscriptions on the go with Foxtel’s mobile streaming apps at no extra charge, enabling them to stream TV, live and On Demand, to selected smartphones and tablets, where they want, when they want.
Taboo follows adventurer James Delaney on his return to London from Africa in 1814 bent on claiming his late father’s shipping empire, only to find himself surrounded by a host of enemies standing in his way. Season 1 arrives on Foxtel with new episodes available to watch On Demand following each broadcast.
HBO hit, Ballers, season 3, joins Foxtel On Demand and stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a former NFL superstar who trades on his name to help up-and-comers and sports veterans alike navigate the big league and all of the pitfalls that come with it. Season 3 arrives in July joining seasons 1-2 already available On Demand.
Kingdom tells the story of Alvey Kulina, a retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter turned trainer, as he juggles running his gym and keeping his family united.
Foxtel’s other July arrivals include season 1 of the new Lifestyle show, Common Sense, a topical news show that features everyday people trying to make sense of the news of the week; season 1 of Court Justice: Sydney, the ground breaking documentary series that takes a first-hand look inside one of the world’s busiest local courts; season 2 of the HBO comedy Insecure, which joins season 1 already available; and Top of the Lake season 1.
Foxtel On Demand’s key movies in July also include all six movies from The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsTrilogies, which will air on a special pop-up channel (channel 400) from Friday 7 July, and will also be available to stream, On Demand.
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.
New TV shows streaming on Foxtel On Demand in July include:
· Game of Thrones (seasons 1-7) – 7 added
· Thronecast (season 7)
· Taboo (season 1)
· Top of the Lake (season 1)
· Ballers (seasons 1-3) – 3 added
· Aussie Gold Hunters (season 2)
· Broken (season 1)
· The 100 (season 4)
· This is Not Happening (seasons 1-3)
· Kingdom (season 3)
· Common Sense (season 1)
· Court Justice: Sydney (season 1)
· Broad City (seasons 1-3)
· Insecure (seasons 1-2) – 2 added
· Suits (season 7)
· Superstore (season 1)
· Alone (season 4)
New movies streaming on Foxtel On Demand in July include:
· The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
· Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
· Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
· Alice In Wonderland (1951)
· Alice In Wonderland (2010)
· American History X
· American Pie 2
· American Pie: The Wedding
· The Avengers
· Beethoven’s 2nd
· Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
· Blair Witch
· Blood Father
· Broken Lizard’s Club Dread
· Cabin Fever
· Christmas Trade
· Cool Runnings
· The Crow: Salvation
· The Mighty Ducks
· D2: The Mighty Ducks
· D3: The Mighty Ducks
· Date Night
· Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
· The Day After Tomorrow
· Deepwater Horizon
· Did You Hear About The Morgans?
· Down Periscope
· Finding Forrester
· Get Him To The Greek
· The Godfather
· The Godfather Part II
· The Godfather Part III
· Good Luck Chuck
· Hell Or High Water
· Here On Earth
· High Fidelity
· The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
· The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
· The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
· Hot Tub Time Machine
· Ice Princess
· In America
· Inside Man
· The Interview
· Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
· Keeping The Faith
· Keeping Up With The Joneses
· Kids In Love
· The Last Song
· Les Miserables
· Life Support
· Lilo & Stitch
· Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
· The Lion King
· The Lion King 1 1/2
· The Lion King II Simba’s Pride
· The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
· The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
· The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
· The Magnificent Seven (2016)
· Major Payne
· The Man With The Iron Fists
· Meet The Blacks
· Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
· Mr. Fuzzypants
· Out Cold
· Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
· Picture Perfect
· Planet Of The Apes (2001)
· Red Dragon
· Remember The Titans
· Risky Business
· Romeo + Juliet
· Romeo Must Die
· The Royal Tenenbaums
· Shaun Of The Dead
· The Smurfs
· Solomon Kane
· Sorority Boys
· Southside With You
· Stitch! The Movie
· Summer Catch
· Surviving Christmas
· The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!
· Take Shelter
· Taking Lives
· Teen Spirit
· Universal Soldier
· A Warrior’s Tail
· The Wedding Planner
· When A Stranger Calls
· White Chicks
For more information on Foxtel On Demand, visit: www.foxtel.com.au
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Pop-Up Channel
For the first time in Australia and only on Foxtel
Featuring all six movies from Peter Jackson’s two smash-hit trilogies
Friday, July 7 from 6.00am AEST – Monday, July 10
Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now
In an Australian television first, Foxtel Movies presents an epic pop-up adventure to rival them all, as the entire collection of movies in the extraordinary The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies are showcased from beginning to end, in HD, on a dedicated pop-up channel.
All six movies in director Peter Jackson’s smash-hit fantasy adventure trilogies will be available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers, from 6.00am on Friday, July 7 through to Monday, July 10.
The four-day movie marathon will launch with the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyand will run through to the final film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies are based on the novels by J.R.R Tolkien. Set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, the Academy Award-winning films received worldwide praise and have collectively become some of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Both movie trilogies feature a stunning lineup of the film industry’s most acclaimed actors including Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee, Sir Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham and Elijah Wood.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings pop-up channel follows on from Foxtel Movies’ hugely successful series of pop-up channels, including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious and Arnie pop-ups.
The six movies featured on The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings pop-up channel, running back-to-back, are as follows:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Accompanied by thirteen dwarves, Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Join Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
A deadly force is unleashed into the world as legions of Orcs begin to attack Lonely Mountain. A battle for the future of Middle-earth rages as Bilbo and his friends fight for their lives.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
A hobbit inherits a magic ring with the power to enslave Middle-earth and must reach Mordor destroy it
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Frodo the hobbit continues his perilous journey to destroy the magic ring. A fellowship bands together to support him.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The final battle for Middle-earth is near as Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the magic ring.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings pop-up channel will be available in HD* to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is now home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive pop-up movie events and is also available to stream on Foxtel Now.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings pop-up movies will also be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.