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Foxtel and News Corp Australia kick off ‘Full on Footy Pass’ offer

Media Release: Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Foxtel and News Corp Australia kick off
‘Full on Footy Pass’ offer

Special offer includes 12-month access to Sport and Lifestyle on
Foxtel Play and a digital subscription to a News Corp Australia masthead for $10 per week

Foxtel and News Corp Australia have joined forces to bring subscribers the very best in sport, lifestyle and news coverage with a new ‘Full on Footy Pass’ offer.

The ‘Full on Footy Pass’ ensures fans get access to the best footy coverage via Foxtel Play, Foxtel’s streaming service, including the Sport and Lifestyle packs and the best footy commentary and analysis via a digital subscription to either The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Herald Sun or The Advertiser. At $10* per week for 12 months, this offer represents amazing value for any footy fan and is available to new Foxtel Play subscribers and digital subscribers to News Corp Australia mastheads

Today’s news means that for an extra $5 per week on top of their News Corp Australia digital subscription, new subscribers will get access to Foxtel’s incredible sport and lifestyle programming on Foxtel Play.

The ‘Full on Footy Pass’ offer kicks off just as a host of highly anticipated sport fixtures are gearing up to take to the screen in March featuring every game of every round of the NRL and AFL, plus every race and qualifying match of V8 Supercars and Formula 1 live. In addition, subscribers will have access to Foxtel’s massive coverage of Australian and international sport including the NBA and Major League Baseball on ESPN from the US and the best in European soccer on beIN Sport.

Deanne Weir, Foxtel’s Managing Director – Content Aggregation and Wholesale, said, “The Full on Footy Pass offer brings together two of Australia’s leading media companies to provide an unbeatable host of sport and lifestyle programing alongside some of Australia’s best print news available anywhere. This bundle offers incredible value to sports lovers everywhere and brings with it our best lifestyle programming to stream live and on demand anytime, anyplace via Foxtel Play.”

Tony Phillips, News Corp Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer said, “News Corp Australia has long been a trusted source for footy fans seeking in depth analysis and commentary on their favourite team. We are pleased our subscribers can now benefit from access to the best footy coverage via Foxtel Play. The ‘Full on Footy Pass’ offers great value for all sports lovers.”

Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to stream and watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of sports, and lifestyle channels live or on demand.

Foxtel Play customers can enjoy their programming via compatible Samsung, Sony and LG Smart TVs, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 & 4, selected Samsung Blu-Ray and home theatre systems, PC and Mac computers, and Telstra TV.

Foxtel Play customers also have access to all live and on demand content from the channels in their subscription on selected smart phones and tablets by downloading the Foxtel Go app at no extra cost.

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For the first time in Australia and only on Foxtel
Featuring all fourteen Batman and Superman movies
Friday, February 24 from 6.00am AEDT – Monday, February 27
Also available on Anytime

Click here to view promo

In an Australian television first, Foxtel Movies presents an incredible line-up of all fourteen Batman and Superman movies on a dedicated pop-up channel, available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers, from 6.00am on Friday, February 24 through to Monday, February 27.

The massive movie marathon will feature every film in the iconic superhero franchises, launching with the original Batman (1989) and Superman (1978) right through to the most recent film which sees Batman and Superman finally go head-to-head: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

The Batman franchise is one of the highest-grossing series in movie history: from the twisted humour of the original Batman starring Michael Keaton and directed by Tim Burton, to Christopher Nolan’s gritty The Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale, Batman remains one of the most popular superheros of all time.

The Superman franchise continues its legacy as one of the most loved superhero series ever, starting with the original Superman film starring Christopher Reeve in arguably the most praised portrayal of the superhero, through to Henry Cavill’s modern take on the iconic character in 2013’s Man of Steel.

The pop-up channel follows on from Foxtel Movies’ enormously successful pop-up channels in 2016, including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious and 12 Days of Christmas pop-ups.

The fourteen movies featured on the Batman vs Superman pop-up, running back-to-back and in order, are as follows:

Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)
Man of Steel (2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

The Batman vs Superman 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.

The movies will also be available to subscribers when and where they want, both live and on demand with an internet connected iQ box.

For customers without an internet connected iQ box, Foxtel’s Batman vs Superman pop up movies can be recorded to a Foxtel iQ set top box and played back at their convenience.


Foxtel emphasises risks of piracy

Media Release: Sunday 12 February, 2017

Foxtel emphasises risks of piracy

Accepts illegal streamers’ apologies while stressing the threat to local sport and content production

Foxtel today announced that, following the illegal Facebook stream of the highly anticipated February 3 MAIN EVENT boxing match featuring Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green, it has made contact with the two individuals responsible for broadcasting a pirated stream of the event.

Foxtel CEO, Peter Tonagh, said, “Foxtel has been in touch with Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Hevers following last weekend’s illegal Facebook live stream of the Mundine vs. Green match and we’ve expressed our great disappointment with their unlawful activities.

“Rather than taking legal action, we decided to take the opportunity to educate both of them about the significant harm such actions bring to the production of local Australian content, including live sports.

“We have given the individuals the opportunity to formally apologise via a public social media post, acknowledging the gravity of the situation, in the hopes that more people will learn that copyright theft is not a victimless crime and something that should be taken very seriously.

“We are pleased that both Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Hevers have taken us up on the opportunity and have published an apology and acknowledgment of wrongdoing on their Facebook pages.

“Illegal streaming and file sharing of any kind impacts the viability of the entire content industry, and threatens the livelihoods of the thousands of people employed by it, including athletes, actors, technicians, editors, caterers, set designers and many others.

“In addition, if revenue opportunities are undermined sports fans will suffer as sports presenters and promoters will have difficulty affording the costs of staging these fights and other events.”


School mums mixed up in a murder case plus pirates, priests and a pregnancy February is filled with great dramas Or stream it on Foxtel Play

Media Release: Friday, February 10, 2017

School mums mixed up in a murder case plus pirates, priests and a pregnancy

February is filled with great dramas

Or stream it on Foxtel Play

Foxtel’s premium showcase channel boasts a star studded line up of dramas launching this month, including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley in the event series Big Little Lies and Rihanna checking in for the final season of Bates Motel.

There are more major international premieres with the final season of Girls, the comedy debut Crashing and starting this weekend Nashville S5 and Black Sails S4.

Foxtel’s short-form original drama Let’s Talk About joins the showcase line-up this month, starting with its first season airing Sundays nights, while the full first season and the new second season will be available from February 19 to stream in full on Foxtel Play.

Sunday February 12

Nashville Season 5 starts at 7.30pm
Set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene the series follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. As the season opens Rayna and Deacon are facing a new normal with Maddie back at home and Highway 65 struggling financially. Shocking news about Juliette creates a wave of emptions throughout Nashville. Stars Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Claire Bowen and Charles Esten.

Black Sails Season 4 starts at 9.30pm
Hundreds of British soldiers lie dead in a forest, the Royal Navy sails back to England in retreat, the West Indies are now a war zone, and the shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier. With the help of Eleanor Guthrie, Woodes Rogers transforms Nassau into a fortress without walls, as Captain Flint amasses a fleet of unprecedented strength, hoping to strike the final blow against civilisation and reshape the world forever. Meanwhile, from within the island an insurgency builds, fuelled by the legend of its exiled leader, whose name keeps grown men awake at night… the one they call “Long Live John Silver.” But as Flint, Silver and their allies are about to learn, the closer civilisation comes to defeat, the more desperately and destructively it will fight back. Oaths will be shattered, fortunes will change hands, and amidst the chaos, only one thing remains certain: it has never been more dangerous to be a pirate. Stars Toby Stephens, Hannah New and Luke Arnold. This is the final season of Black Sails.

Wednesday February 15

Girls Season 6 starts at 8.30pm – Express from the US
Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their mid-20s. The cast also includes Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. This is final season of this acclaimed series.

Sunday February 19

Let’s Talk About is new to showcase with Season 1 airing Sundays after Nashville and continuing straight through with the new second season starting on showcase April 30. Also, from February 19, both of the 10 episode seasons will be available on Foxtel Play to stream in full.

Season one begins with Ben (Richard Davies) broke and Claire (Matilda Brown – creator and star) up the duff. The second season follows their next rollercoaster chapter when daughter Lily is welcomed into the world. Series regulars Bryan Brown and Lisa Hensley return as Claire’s uncensored but well-meaning parents joined by Sam Neill, Damian Walshe-Howling, Steve Le Marquand, Andrea Demetriades and Chloe Boreham.

Monday February 20

Big Little Lies same time as US at 1pm and a primetime encore at 8.30pm – Express from the US
A subversive, dark comedic drama, Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. This event series is based on the book of the same name by best-selling Australian author Liane Moriarty and stars Kidman, Witherspoon, Woodley, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard.

Tuesday February 21

Bates Motel Season 5 starts at 9.30pm – Express from the US
The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse begins two years after the death of Norma. Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as ‘Mother’ who is very much alive and well but only in the twisted, complicated mind of ‘Norman Bates’ played by Freddie Highmore. New faces, including Rihanna as Marion Crane (the character Janet Leigh played in Albert Hitchcock’s movie Psycho), find their way to the Bates Motel to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets.

Wednesday February 22

Crashing Season 1 starts at 9.00pm – Express from the US
Created by and starring Pete Holmes, the series follows a stand-up comic who discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to re-evaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene. Artie Lange, Lauren Lapkus and T.J. Miller also star.

Ongoing drama highlights in February – The Exorcist

The Exorcist, starring Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels, is building towards a stunning finale with just two episodes left to premiere on Sunday, February 12 and 19, at 8.30pm.

All times are AEDT.

Following evening broadcasts on showcase, Black Sails, Girls, Big Little Lies and Crashing and will be available to watch on demand via Foxtel Anytime on internet iQ boxes. You can also stream all series on Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go. Foxtel Go is included with all Foxtel residential and Foxtel Play subscriptions at no extra cost.






Foxtel today announced it has signed award winning international news correspondent, and crime journalist, Matt Doran.

Matt will be seen five nights a week from March as host of a new investigative series, “Crime Watch Daily” and later in the year, as anchor of the highly successful, “Crimes That Shook Australia.”

To begin weeknights at 9.30pm from March 6, FOX8 will premiere ‘Crime Watch Daily’. The new one-hour show investigates all aspects of the U.S. criminal world. From unsolved murders to must-see mysteries, undercover investigations to shocking acts of crime caught on video, the series uncovers the stories happening in America and turns them into international headlines.

In addition to ‘Crime Watch Daily’, Matt will host the third season of ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’ on Foxtel’s crime + investigation channel. Through gripping interviews and dramatic reconstructions, the critically-acclaimed documentary series explores the details and events leading up to some of Australia’s most shocking crimes, and its enduring effect on the national consciousness.

From his base in Los Angeles, Matt Doran said:

“There’s something really special and enduring about being involved, even in a small way, in the resolution a criminal investigation. With the help of an alert public, we’re seeing astonishing results; ending the anguish for families otherwise stalled in grief. That’s the power of journalism, the power of Crime Watch Daily – we’re working closely with police to solve national mysteries, we’re breathing life into cold cases and mobilising armchair detectives across America. In my 15 years covering crime stories around the world, I’ve grown increasingly in awe of the police methodology in bringing criminals to justice. I’m thrilled Crime Watch Daily now has an Australian home for viewers to enjoy on Foxtel.

I’m also looking forward to returning to Australia later in the year, to start production on the new season of Foxtel’s ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’. I’m an emphatic fan of this show, which is giving the red-hot crime documentary genre a fresh, authentic perspective. Viewers are given a rare insight into police strategy, and more importantly, the lasting impact of crime on Australian families. The show has an integrity and sensitivity that I think sets it apart from competitors in this space.”

Matt Doran is best known as the former national news and morning show anchor with Network TEN, where he regularly interviewed the biggest names in Australian politics, crime, media, sports and business. He has also hosted the The Project and anchored on-scene coverage of international stories including the Japanese tsunami, the “Bali 9” executions in Indonesia and the deadly earthquakes in New Zealand. His hard hitting and often personal investigations have taken him around the globe – from feuding drug gangs in Buenos Aires to the secret world of human organ brokers in Southeast Asia and exclusive covert investigations on human trafficking and child slavery in the Philippines and Myanmar.


Foxtel combines sport and broadband in new promo bundle

Media Release: Monday, February 6, 2017

Foxtel combines sport and broadband in new promo bundle

Unprecedented offer features Foxtel’s popular Sport and Entertainment packs with a special 200GB Foxtel Broadband bundle for $99 per month on a 12-month plan

Foxtel has just celebrated its second birthday since launching broadband services that are purpose built for entertainment. In recognition of this, Foxtel has combined the launch of its 2017 winter sports season with a special offer from Foxtel Broadband that bundles the best in sport and entertainment with its highly recognised broadband service, available on one of the nation’s largest broadband networks. From today, new customers can sign up to Foxtel’s 200GB broadband and home phone service and get access to Foxtel’s Sports and Entertainment packs for $99* per month.

The special offer features 12 sports channels including FoxSports 1-5, Fox Footy, beIN Sports 1-3, ESPN 1-2 and Eurosport. Subscribers can catch every game of every round live and ad-break free during play across NRL and AFL, as well as every race, practice and qualifying session live of Formula 1 and Supercars.

Customers on this offer will get to enjoy Foxtel’s brand new sports channel dedicated to NRL coverage^. The new Fox League channel launching on 27 February will be a new 24-hour channel covering the 2017 NRL Premiership along with professional commentary shows and programs featuring the game’s history and heritage.

In addition, the bundle comes with 45 popular entertainment channels including FOX8, UKTV, Arena, TVH!TS, Lifestyle, National Geographic, Nick Jr., SkyNews and more.

“Foxtel’s Sports, Entertainment and Broadband bundle represents incredible value for sports fans and broadband users,” said Peter Tonagh, Foxtel CEO. “Entertainment continues to be a major differentiator among broadband providers and I believe our special sport and broadband bundle is unmatched in terms of breadth and quality of Australian and global sport. It couldn’t come at a better time for sports fans as we get ready to kick off the 2017 winter sports season.”

Foxtel’s special Sport and Entertainment pack with 200GB of Foxtel Broadband data is available for $99* a month on a 12-month plan. In addition, all Foxtel content streamed On Demand, or via the Foxtel Go mobile application, when connected to Foxtel broadband in the home is unmetered, so it does not affect customers’ 200GB data allowance.

Key features of Foxtel’s Sports + Entertainment and Broadband bundle includes:

12 Sports channels with the largest offering of Australian and global sport in the market.
Foxtel Broadband and Home Phone delivered over one of Australia’s largest telecommunications networks.
200GB of data~, plus Foxtel content streamed On Demand with no data limits when you’re connected to Foxtel Broadband at home.
Free Foxtel Hub – Foxtel’s WiFi modem, designed to deliver fast WiFi speeds and great coverage to your home.
YouTube HD verified (as at 1 Feb 2017) market leader, delivering a superior HD video streaming experience.
Home Phone with unlimited standard local calls.
Simple set up and easy management of all Foxtel services via just one contact and one bill.

Foxtel also offers a special Foxtel Broadband bundle with Unlimited data for those who never want to worry about data limits again.

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