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The Walking Dead new season premieres on Foxtel’s showcase

Foxtel today announced the showcase channel will be the new exclusive home of worldwide smash-hit series The Walking Dead when it returns for its latest season 8B starting Monday February 26.

In addition, Foxtel’s showcase will also exclusively premiere new episodes of follow up series Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick, as well as fan favourite spin off series Fear The Walking Dead when it returns for Season 4 in April 2018 – both will air Express from the US.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said, “We are delighted that this hugely popular series will now join showcase, exclusively for our Foxtel audience. We will continue to air the new season express from the US at 1.30pm, and for the first time with no ad-breaks in its primetime encore at 7.30pm.

“The Walking Dead will join Foxtel’s number one series Game of Thrones on our super drama channel, showcase along with our top rating series including Outlander, Big Little Lies, Westworld, Wentworth and A Place To Call Home.”

Talking Dead will air Mondays from February 26 at 10.30pm and will also be available On Demand the same day as broadcast. Talking Dead is the first after-show that serves as a platform for discussing The Walking Dead. The hour-long episodes feature host Chris Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent Dead episode, providing sneak-peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers.

In the return of Season 8 of The Walking Dead, the all-out war waged by Rick and the unified groups has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed and Carl has been bitten by a walker. The Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered. Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary.

As all-out-war consumes all the groups, the line between good and evil continues to blur, and people are still fighting for what they believe in. Everybody must work together for something bigger – to feel safe and have a world worth living in.

For viewers wanting to catch up on the past seasons 1 through to 8A of The Walking Dead, every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.

Following its live broadcast on Foxtel’s showcase channel, The Walking Dead will be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed On Demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. All times are in AEDT.

-Brad

SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA SEASON 11 Starts Wednesday March 7 at 8:30pm


Lifestyle’s smash-hit local production, Selling Houses Australia returns for its 11th season on Wednesday, March 7 at 8.30pm AEDT, exclusive to Foxtel.

In this brand new 13 x 60 minute series, host Andrew Winter is once again joined by interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape designer Charlie Albone, as they perform their makeover magic on a diverse range of properties all over the country, in a bid to secure a much-needed sale for desperate vendors.

From a derelict old church in scrubby bushland off the beaten track north of Adelaide to a cyclone-ravaged beach shack struggling in a flooded market near Mackay, to a cluttered character cottage, complete with its own pub, this latest season will see some of the most impressive and inspiring makeovers yet.

In a tough market – how many sales are even possible this time around when Andrew Winter – never one to shy away from a challenge – leads the team head first into truly unsellable territory?

Selling Houses Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.

-Brad

Aussies in Hollywood Pop Up Movie Channel From Friday January 26 to Monday January 29 Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

Aussies in Hollywood Pop Up Movie Channel
From Friday January 26 to Monday January 29
Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now
To view the promo click here

For the past few decades Australians have been making an impact on the film industry in Hollywood both on and off screen and what better way to celebrate their success with a dedicated Aussies in Hollywood Pop Up movie channel on Foxtel over the Australia Day long weekend. See Australia’s most powerful Hollywood heavyweights with all your favourite Aussie actors, actresses and directors doing what they do best on the silver screen in back-to-back film hits from 6am on Friday January 26 to Monday January 29, 2018 on Foxtel Movies.

The Aussies in Hollywood Pop Up movie channel includes a host of films starring Award-winning actors and actresses at the top of their game with Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, both Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Joel Edgerton, Sam Neill and so many more, alongside films directed by the renowned Baz Luhrmann and Mel Gibson.

Films shown as part of the Pop Up include:

AUSTRALIA (2008): Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. Also stars Aussies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

AVATAR (2009): Starring Sam Worthington. A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 (2016): Starring Rose Byrne. When their new next-door neighbours turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008): Starring Heath Ledger. When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

THE GIFT (2015): Starring Joel Edgerton. A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Also stars Aussie Nash Edgerton.

GLADIATOR (2000): Starring Russell Crowe. When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016): Directed by Mel Gibson. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing shot. Also stars Aussies Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Sam Worthington.

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (2016): Starring Chris Hemsworth. Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya’s army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

THE IMPOSSIBLE (2000): Starring Naomi Watts. The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016): Starring Liam Hemsworth. Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough?

JURASSIC PARK (1993): Starring Sam Neill. During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016): Starring Isla Fisher. A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbours are government spies.

LION (2017): Starring Nicole Kidman. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Also stars Aussie David Wenham.

LOGAN (2016); Starring Hugh Jackman. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001): Starring Cate Blanchett. A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. Also stars Aussie Hugo Weaving.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016): Starring Ben Mendelsohn. The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

SUICIDE SQUAD (2016): Starring Margot Robbie. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

TROY (2004): Starring Eric Bana. An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

The Aussies in Hollywood Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on Channel 400 and available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. For more information, please visit foxtelmovies.com.au.

-Brad

Heath Ledger Pop Up Movie Channel From Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21, 2018 Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

Media Release: Friday December 15, 2017
Heath Ledger Pop Up Movie Channel
From Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21, 2018
Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

On the eve of the 10th Anniversary of Heath Ledger’s passing, Foxtel Movies announced today it will commemorate the renowned Australian acting legend with a dedicated Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel this January.

From 6am Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21 the Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel will showcase Ledger’s collection of work with 17 of his most popular and critically-acclaimed films. Determined to steer clear of the stereotype of being a “young hunk” in Hollywood and nothing more, Ledger played a hugely diverse assortment of roles from Jimmy in Two Hands to Patrick in 10 Things I Hate About You, Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, and his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel on Foxtel Movies will also include the 2017 documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400 which is home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events. All the Heath Ledger Pop Up movies will be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed on demand via Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

The following films will be featured in the three-day Pop Up event:

Two Hands (1999): 19 year old strip club promoter Jimmy (Heath Ledger) gets an offer he can’t refuse from a local crime lord. But, after being robbed of a $10,000 package while out for delivery, all of a sudden he is on the run from the dangerous gang who are now after him.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999): Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, Cameron learns that the only way he could ever have the chance to date the beautiful sophomore Bianca Stratford, is if he found someone for her irritable older sister Kat. He chooses to pair her with hunky, bad-boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), but will Patrick ever be able to win Kat’s heart?

The Patriot (2000): After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) enlists in the army to defend America against the British, he reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son and his family from British autocracy.

A Knight’s Tale (2001): After his master dies, a peasant squire (Heath Ledger), fuelled by his desire for food and glory, and creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Monster’s Ball (2001) Hank Grotowski is a prison guard. He works with his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), and lives at home with his racist father, Buck. Lawrence Musgrove has just been executed and a horrible tragedy has happened at home. Now, Hank has just met Leticia, a young black woman and they quickly fall in love to ease each other’s pains.

The Four Feathers (2002): A British officer resigns from the forces right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he’s actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honour.

Ned Kelly (2003): An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

The Order (2003): Alex Bernier (Ledger) is a member of a secret order of priests known as Carolingians. When the head of the order dies, Alex is sent to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death.

Brokeback Mountain (2005): Two men meet when they both find work sheep-herding on Brokeback Mountain. One cold night they find themselves sharing a tent, where the root of their relationship develops. As their lives continue, whether they are together or apart, they will never forget where it all started.

The Brothers Grimm (2005): Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Lords of Dogtown (2005): Anti-hero and social outsider “Skip” (Heath Ledger) owns a surf shop in Venice, California or “Dogtown”. Set in the sprawling urban decay of Southern California in the early 1970s, Skip recruits local boys to form a skateboarding team called the “Z-Boys” who turn the sport skateboarding into a worldwide phenomenon.

Casanova (2005): Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a certain Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Candy (2006): When Candy falls in love with young aspiring poet Dan (Heath Ledger), and gets wrapped up in his fast-paced, drug filled lifestyle, harmless fun turns into painful misery. As the two continue to spiral downwards, life gets harder and drugs seem to be the only relief.

I’m Not There (2007): Reflections on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters personify a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.

The Dark Knight (2008): When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice in the two time Oscar-winning movie.

The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (2009): In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to the “Imaginarium”, an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true.

I Am Heath Ledger (2017): Feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey.

For more information, please visit foxtelmovies.com.au.

-Brad

Foxtel commemorates Heath Ledger with dedicated Pop Up Movie channel in January

Media Release: Friday December 15, 2017

Heath Ledger Pop Up Movie Channel

From Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21

Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

On the eve of the 10th Anniversary of Heath Ledger’s passing, Foxtel Movies announced today it will commemorate the renowned Australian acting legend with a dedicated Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel in January.

From 6am Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21 the Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel will showcase Ledger’s collection of work with 17 of his most popular and critically-acclaimed films. Determined to steer clear of the stereotype of being a “young hunk” in Hollywood and nothing more, Ledger played a hugely diverse assortment of roles from Jimmy in Two Hands to Patrick in 10 Things I Hate About You, Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, and his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel on Foxtel Movies will also include the 2017 documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400 which is home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events. All the Heath Ledger Pop Upmovies will be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed on demand via Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

The following films will be featured in the three-day Pop Up event:

Two Hands (1999): 19 year old strip club promoter Jimmy (Heath Ledger) gets an offer he can’t refuse from a local crime lord. But, after being robbed of a $10,000 package while out for delivery, all of a sudden he is on the run from the dangerous gang who are now after him.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999): Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, Cameron learns that the only way he could ever have the chance to date the beautiful sophomore Bianca Stratford, is if he found someone for her irritable older sister Kat. He chooses to pair her with hunky, bad-boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), but will Patrick ever be able to win Kat’s heart?

 

The Patriot (2000): After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) enlists in the army to defend America against the British, he reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son and his family from British autocracy.

 

A Knight’s Tale (2001): After his master dies, a peasant squire (Heath Ledger), fuelled by his desire for food and glory, and creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

 

Monster’s Ball (2001) Hank Grotowski is a prison guard. He works with his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), and lives at home with his racist father, Buck. Lawrence Musgrove has just been executed and a horrible tragedy has happened at home. Now, Hank has just met Leticia, a young black woman and they quickly fall in love to ease each other’s pains.

 

The Four Feathers (2002): A British officer resigns from the forces right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he’s actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honour.

 

Ned Kelly (2003): An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

 

The Order (2003):  Alex Bernier (Ledger) is a member of a secret order of priests known as Carolingians. When the head of the order dies, Alex is sent to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death.

 

Brokeback Mountain (2005): Two men meet when they both find work sheep-herding on Brokeback Mountain. One cold night they find themselves sharing a tent, where the root of their relationship develops. As their lives continue, whether they are together or apart, they will never forget where it all started.

 

The Brothers Grimm (2005)Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

 

Lords of Dogtown (2005):  Anti-hero and social outsider “Skip” (Heath Ledger) owns a surf shop in Venice, California or “Dogtown”. Set in the sprawling urban decay of Southern California in the early 1970s, Skip recruits local boys to form a skateboarding team called the “Z-Boys” who turn the sport skateboarding into a worldwide phenomenon.

 

Casanova (2005): Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a certain Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

 

Candy (2006): When Candy falls in love with young aspiring poet Dan (Heath Ledger), and gets wrapped up in his fast-paced, drug filled lifestyle, harmless fun turns into painful misery. As the two continue to spiral downwards, life gets harder and drugs seem to be the only relief.

 

I’m Not There (2007): Reflections on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters personify a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.

 

The Dark Knight (2008): When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice in the two time Oscar-winning movie.

 

The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (2009): In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to the “Imaginarium”, an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true.

I Am Heath Ledger (2017): Feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey.

For more information, please visit foxtelmovies.com.au.

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies and home to award winning local drama plus the widest choice in live sport, hit international TV and movies and a host of complete TV seasons. Foxtel believes in the importance of telling Australian stories, and its ongoing commitment to creating the best in Australian programming has garnered numerous industry awards for its Foxtel Original productions. Foxtel has helped put Australian talent on the world stage with highly acclaimed international exports and it proudly invests in the people who help tell those stories by employing thousands of Australians directly and indirectly across Australia’s creative industry.  It has also pioneered advancements in entertainment technology with the iQ3 set top box; the Foxtel app for mobile devices; streaming service, Foxtel Now and Foxtel broadband, home phone and entertainment bundles. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%).

BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel

Media Release: Thursday December 14, 2017

 

BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel

From Saturday, December 30 to Tuesday, January 2

Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

 

** Please click here to view promo **

There’s no better way to finish off the year than with a BEST OF 2017 dedicated Foxtel Movies Pop Up channel. Sit back, relax and enjoy your holidays with some of the most memorable, award-winning and popular films from this year airing on the Foxtel Movies Pop Up channel from Saturday December 30 at 6am over New Year and finishing on Tuesday January 2, 2018.

The BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel is your chance to see 47 of the greatest films released on Foxtel in 2017 from all genres including comedy, drama, action, thriller, romance, science fiction and crime or re-watch your favourites and brush up on your film knowledge from the past year.

The stand-out collection from the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up includes action films Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDoctor StrangeJason BourneThe AccountantBatman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice; award-winning dramas La La LandHacksaw RidgeLionManchester By The Sea; suspenseful thrillers The Girl on the TrainSplitPatriots Day; and hilarious comedies Eddie The EagleMike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Why Him?

Additional titles shown over the New Year as part of the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up include Arrival, AlliedDirty GrandpaThe BossCaptain America: Civil War, Central IntelligenceThe Huntsman: Winter’s WarFifty Shades DarkerPassengersLondon Has FallenLifeThe Legend Of TarzanLogan, and so many more.

The BEST OF 2017 Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events.

 

All the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up movies will also be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. For a full list of films, please visit www.foxtel.com.au/tvguide.

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies and home to award winning local drama plus the widest choice in live sport, hit international TV and movies and a host of complete TV seasons. Foxtel believes in the importance of telling Australian stories, and its ongoing commitment to creating the best in Australian programming has garnered numerous industry awards for its Foxtel Original productions. Foxtel has helped put Australian talent on the world stage with highly acclaimed international exports and it proudly invests in the people who help tell those stories by employing thousands of Australians directly and indirectly across Australia’s creative industry.  It has also pioneered advancements in entertainment technology with the iQ3 set top box; the Foxtel app for mobile devices; streaming service, Foxtel Now and Foxtel broadband, home phone and entertainment bundles. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%).

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