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A Taste of India Pop-Up Weekend on Foxtel Movies

Media Release: Thursday, 15 November, 2018

A Taste of India Pop-Up Weekend
on Foxtel Movies
Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks
From 6.00am Saturday 1 December – Sunday 2 December

To view A Taste of India pop-up promo click here

Foxtel Movies is paying homage to all things Indian across its A Taste of India pop-up weekend from Saturday 1 December to Sunday 2 December, with 48 hours of back to back Indian themed movie titles screening live and streaming On Demand.

Inspired by the land of dreams, aspirations, food and love that is Bollywood, the special Foxtel Movies pop-up weekend will share the movies that showcase the most entertaining stories and most stunning visuals from India.

From the epic Slumdog Millionaire (Dev Patel, Freida Pinto) and Life of Pi, to Wes Anderson’s cult classic The Darjeeling Limited (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman) and the worldwide celebrated The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Judy Dench, Bill Nighy), clear your weekend plans and enjoy a line-up of films that will make you want to travel to India.

UnIndian shot in Sydney Australia with cricketer Brett Lee , Bride & Prejudice from director Gurinder Chadha, the British epic A Passage to India, the romantic Indian film The Lunchbox, the New York set The Guru (Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham) and recent musical comedy Basmati Blues with Brie Larson round out what is set to be an event that celebrates the mystery, diversity and passion of India.

Foxtel Movies’ line-up of Indian inspired titles will screen back-to-back across the exclusive A Taste of India pop-up channel with all titles available to stream On Demand via Foxtel Now and FoxFlicks (titles available on A Taste of India playlist until February 1, 2019).

-Brad

The epic final season of Game of Thrones to premiere in April 2019

Media Release: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The epic final season of Game of Thrones
to premiere in April 2019

It was announced today the eighth and final season of HBO’s global television phenomenon Game of Thrones will make its triumphant return in April 2019.

The epic finale season, consisting of six episodes, will stream and screen in Australia exclusively on FOX SHOWCASE, Foxtel’s premium On Demand drama destination, express from the US in April.

Over the past seven seasons, Game of Thrones has become a cultural icon, attracting record viewers and critical acclaim worldwide. The series garnered nine wins at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and the show stands as the most Emmy-winning primetime scripted series ever, with a record 47 awards.

Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin, created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and fuelled by storylines that have gone beyond the narratives set forth in those novels, Game of Thrones is set in the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summers can span decades and winters can last a lifetime.

The Game of Thrones cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel and Isaac Hempstead Wright.

For viewers wanting to catch up on all seven seasons of Game of Thrones, every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.
-Brad

Foxtel signs multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Media Release: Monday November 12, 2018

Foxtel signs multi-year deal with
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

In a brand-new, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Foxtel today announced it will be the home of an exciting line-up of exclusive Warner Bros. titles, including four new series premiering on FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE over the next twelve months: Castle Rock; Legacies; Roswell, New Mexico and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said: “Warner Bros. Television is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected producers of original and award-winning drama and comedy, and this new deal will further enrich Foxtel’s incredible slate of exclusive international content.”

Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “We are pleased to have concluded this deal with Foxtel to bring these distinctive and entertaining series to audiences in Australia.”

Premiering tonight on FOX SHOWCASE is the highly-anticipated psychological horror series Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and executive producers/writers Sam Saw & Dustin Thomason. Set in the Stephen King multiverse and featuring a stellar cast including André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, with Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek, the chilling new 10-part series combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved worlds, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

While the fictional town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career – Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things as well as the novella The Body and short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain reference to Castle Rock – Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller, a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most beloved stories.

Legacies, the new occult drama series from Julie Plec that represents the third chapter in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy, will premiere on FOX8 this Thursday, November 15 at 9.30pm and follows the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves, in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Coming to FOX8 in 2019 is new drama series Roswell, New Mexico, based on the Roswell High book series as imagined by The Originals’ Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec.

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown, Roswell native Liz Ortecho discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Also launching on FOX8 next year is Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the 10-episode spinoff of the international hit series Pretty Little Liars from executive producer/writer I. Marlene King, based on the Alloy Entertainment book series.

Set in Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, the series revolves around a group of three college friends who struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi. Sasha Pieterse returns as Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal, joined by Sofia Carson, Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Graeme Thomas King, Hayley Erin, Chris Mason and Kelly Rutherford.

All four series will also be available at launch to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming services Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.

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-Brad

Foxtel Movies and Cadbury join forces to bring Australians closer together

Media Release: November 1, 2018

Foxtel Movies and Cadbury
join forces to bring Australians closer together

To view Cadbury ‘Early Christmas’ Connected Moment click here

Foxtel Movies and Cadbury today announced a major new partnership that will bring the connection, excitement and emotion back to in-home movie nights for all Australians – creating a sense of togetherness through the magic of film.

The new twelve-month partnership between Foxtel and Cadbury will use the magic of film and the deliciousness of chocolate to deliver an enhanced in-home movie experience for Australians. A first for both companies, the new campaigns reflect Cadbury’s brand identity ‘there’s a glass and a half in everyone’, and shines a light on moments of connection that bring people closer together, while enjoying Foxtel Movies.

Foxtel will integrate Cadbury across a selection of its 10 dedicated movie channels – Premiere, Romance, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Greats, Masterpiece and More Movies – along with popular pop-up channels and presence on Foxtel’s On Demand movie offering FoxFlicks which delivers over 1,000 premium titles from major Hollywood studios.

At the heart of the partnership is a series of six seasonal ‘epic movie moments’, shot exclusively for Cadbury through the lens of a traditional Australian family. The spots demonstrate how Foxtel’s premium movie offering and Cadbury – the nation’s most loved chocolate brand – can forge moments of true connection. This campaign will be supported by themed programming, integrated content, promotions and events – all designed to entertain and generously give back to Foxtel’s valued customers. The spots were produced in collaboration with Foxtel’s in-house agency.

Ross Crowley, Foxtel’s Director of Content said, “Foxtel is the premium movie destination for Australians and we are proud to partner with the nation’s most loved chocolate, Cadbury. Our aim is to further enhance the enjoyment of our subscribers with our Movie Pack and we look forward to working with the Cadbury team on this exciting new initiative that is a perfect mix for movies and chocolate lovers.”

Paul Chatfield, Cadbury/Mondelez International ANZ Director of Marketing (Chocolate), “We’re proud to partner with Foxtel Movies, particularly as they continue to build and expand their extensive film offering for their subscribers. This partnership will continue to show how Cadbury can inspire genuine moments of generosity, affection and connection between Australians in everyday life – by sharing epic movie moments together.”

Foxtel Movies content is available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers On Demand – with FoxFlicks accessible in HD on internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes – across Foxtel Go and devices.

-Brad

Foxtel kicking goals in 4K

Media Release: Thursday October 25, 2018

Foxtel kicking goals in 4K

·        Australia’s first ever 4K football broadcast – Barcelona v. Real Madrid

·        Continued 4K coverage of select matches of the 2018/2019 LaLiga season

·        Heralds Foxtel’s summer of sport with exclusive live cricket in November

Foxtel today continued its drive to deliver ground-breaking sports coverage to Australians like never before, announcing the country’s first ever 4K football broadcast with the upcoming LaLiga El Clasico matchup between Barcelona and Real Madrid, in partnership with beIN SPORTS. The game will broadcast live and in 4K ultra high definition at 2AM (AEDT) Monday October 29 on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel (444).

 

The news comes on the heels of Foxtel’s recent, history-making, broadcast of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 4K, and comes just weeks before Foxtel brings Australians the first ever live 4K cricket broadcast, which also arrives with Foxtel’s exclusive coverage of Australian cricket throughout November

The 4K broadcast of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game adds a third major sport series to Foxtel’s 4K line up and comes as part of Foxtel’s long-standing relationship with beIN SPORTS, who are partnering with Foxtel to supply 4K footage of the LaLiga series.

The move will also see ongoing 4K coverage of two LaLiga games every round of the 2018/2019 season, continuing from 4 November for Foxtel Sports subscribers with the HD pack and an iQ4.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “After blowing fans away with the twists and turns of the Bathurst 1000 earlier this month and getting the nation keyed up for the arrival of cricket in 4K on 4 November, we’re thrilled to feature select games of one of Europe’s most popular Football leagues, LaLiga, which will kick off, LIVE and in 4K with the El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, starting 29 October.

“Foxtel has revolutionised entertainment by filling Australian living rooms with the sights of 4K and it looks amazing. Now, we’re picking up the pace by adding more incredible 4K sport to bring it to life even faster for our customers.

“And in November, the only place to watch cricket will be on Foxtel as we rev up for a spectacular summer of sport. There’s never been a better time to sign up and experience sport like never before.”

In addition to the two games that will air in 4K, fans will also be able to watch every game of the 2018/19 LaLiga season live and in HD on beIN SPORTS, which features the biggest names in international football with live coverage of LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and more.

Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel (channel 444) comes as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.

Foxtel in 4K offers a host of 4K content including movies, documentaries, concerts and live sport. Over the next 12 months, Foxtel will continue to expand the selection of unique 4K content for subscribers, including the Australian 4K debut of live cricket, which will start with the November 4, Australia v. South Africa, as part of the Gillette ODI Series.

The arrival of Foxtel’s 4K channel offers an unprecedented way to enjoy live sport, documentaries, movies and more, delivered through the iQ4, Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box via Australia’s only guaranteed 4K satellite signal.

Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K.

The curtain goes up on Foxtel in 4K

Media Release: Thursday, October 4, 2018

The curtain goes up on Foxtel in 4K

· Sunday’s Bathurst 1000 Great Race leads the 4K charge
· 4K brings 4x the resolution of HD to Bathurst, live sport and more
· Foxtel’s Cricket in 4K on deck to arrive in November

Foxtel will mark another major milestone in Australian TV history this weekend when it brings live coverage of Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Great Race across the finish line in 4K ultra high definition. The launch gives fans used to seeing the race in HD 4x the reasons to be excited when the 4K footage hits their screens.

The highly anticipated arrival of Foxtel in 4K for this weekend’s race will see history made on two fronts with the launch of Australia’s first ever dedicated 4K channel and the first ever 4K broadcast of the iconic race at Mt. Panorama.

The 4K action kicks off on Foxtel’s newly launched 4K channel 444 on Sunday, October 7 with a replay of the Top Ten Shootout, followed by a live broadcast of Sunday’s main event, both in 4K and, for the first time ever, with no ad breaks during racing.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “The engines are revving and wait is over – this weekend Foxtel in 4K will immerse racing fans in an incredible pit-side experience as the colour and spectacle of Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 roars to life and leaps into living rooms across Australia like you’ve never seen it before.

“This history making step in Australian broadcasting is just one of a host of new innovations that Foxtel is launching that set the gold standard for in-home entertainment, and even more are on the way with new announcements coming every month.”

Following the Great Race, Foxtel’s 4K channel will continue to bring subscribers a host of 4K content including The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon, documenting the classic rock band’s historic concert in Havana, Cuba; The Big Wave Project, Tim Bonython’s award-winning masterpiece on the art of big wave riding; the musical genius of Pharrell Williams: Live from Hyde Park, nature documentaries, Spy in the Wild, Planet Earth II, and Deadly Australians.

Over the next 12 months, Foxtel’s selection of unique 4K content will continue to grow, including the Australian 4K debut of live Cricket, which kicks off with the November 4, Australia v South Africa, as part of the Gillette One Day International (ODI) Series followed by every Australian men’s international ODIs and T20 matches plus every men’s Australian Test match on home soil along with a selection of BBL matches.

Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel comes as extra value being part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.

The arrival of Foxtel’s 4K channel offers an unprecedented way to enjoy live sport, documentaries, movies and more, delivered through the iQ4, Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box via Australia’s only guaranteed 4K satellite signal.

Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K.

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