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EMBARGOED 24 MARCH 2017
HISENSE UNVEILS STUNNING NEW TVS AT GRAND PRIX
Series 9 to feature quantum dot display technology
SYDNEY, 27 March 2017 – Hisense has unveiled two new, soon-to-be-released 4K ULED televisions during an event at the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix®.
Models from the premium 4K ULED Series 8 and Series 9 range were on full display and flexing their stunning Ultra-High Definition (UHD) capabilities during a presentation at the exclusive Red Bull Racing suite at Melbourne’s Albert Park.
In 2016, Hisense enjoyed a year of breakthrough success and an expanding Australian presence thanks to the rapturous reception of their Series 7 TVs, something that Andre Iannuzzi, head of marketing at Hisense Australia, expects to continue once the impressive new models hit the shelves later this year.
“I feel that with the Series 8 and Series 9 TVs we’ve really doubled down on our commitment to transform the viewing experience and provide our customers with top-of-the-line TV technology and design. We’ve managed to consolidate all the elements people loved about our Series 7 TVs and create — what I think — is a visually improved, more streamlined user experience across the new models,” he said.
The Series 8 will be available in a 55in or 65in display and offer a sleek, industrial design now equipped with considerations for neat cable management.
The models will boast “HDR Supreme” capabilities which will provide a peak brightness of 1000 nits and Wide Colour Gamut that improves upon 2016 models and elevates Hisense’s patented 4K ULED technology into its most premium offering for Australian consumers yet.
The advanced “HDR Supreme” technology will be also be available across Hisense’s flagship Series 9 range, casting the impressive technology over two enormous, 75 & 85 inch displays, Additionally, the Series 9 will be the brand’s first Australian offering to incorporate quantum dot technology, bringing optimal brightness and unprecedented colour accuracy and saturation to your home theatre set up.
Both series will introduce Hisense’s updated and streamlined smart user interface, VIDAA U. The customisable platform adopts a simple, one-dimensional ribbon design user interface that allows users to view items on a single menu, with significantly faster response time than its previous incarnation.
VIDAA U can also detect any connected external devices, and comes pre-installed with an array of popular services including Netflix, Stan and Freeview Plus. The dedicated Netflix button on the remote will ensure easy access to as much HDR Netflix content users can handle.
Series 8 and 9 will be available from July 2017, and recommended retail prices are listed below.
85in Series 9 (85N9) RRP = $10,999
75in Series 9 (75N9) RRP = $7,999
65in Series 8 (65N8) RRP = $3,999
55in Series 8 (55N8) RRP = $2,999
For the second year in a row Foxtel has secured an outstanding 19 nominations for the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017, including a staggering 14 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas, three for its lifestyle and factual shows, and two for its leading news and sports coverage.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “These 19 nominations from across the platform for the TV WEEK Logie Awards have been earned by the talented creative team we have at Foxtel, as well as the quality actors, actresses and presenters we’ve been fortunate enough to work with in producing these television programs. To see returning seasons of Wentworth, A Place To Call Home, Gogglebox Australia, and Selling Houses Australia continue to pull in the nominations makes me very proud of our local content, and cements the resonance our shows have amongst our viewers and their ever-growing fan bases.”
Showcase’s local drama series A Place To Call Home and Wentworth acquired seven nominations between them, and were joined this year by Foxtel’s two incredible Australian mini-series, The Kettering Incident and Secret City, shows that also garnered a total of seven nominations.
Wentworth’s cutting-edge fourth season is nominated for both Most Outstanding Drama Series (peer voted) and Best Drama Series (popular voted). This year Danielle Cormack is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Bea Smith, and Nicole da Silva who plays Franky Doyle is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, the same category won by her Wentworth co-star Celia Ireland in 2016 for her role as Liz Birdsworth. Wentworth’s fifth season will launch on April 4 on showcase.
The fourth season of sweeping drama A Place To Call Home has gained a nomination for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Marta Dusseldorp has been nominated for Best Actress for playing Sarah Nordmann and Jenni Baird has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her role as Regina Bligh. The fifth season of A Place To Call Home is planned to premiere on showcase later in the year.
Smash hit mystery series The Kettering Incident has secured four nominations at this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards. The Kettering Incident has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series, Elizabeth Debicki for Most Outstanding Actress as her character Anna Macy, Henry Nixon for Most Outstanding Actor as Fergus McFadden, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey is also nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer for her role as Eliza Grayson.
Foxtel’s political thriller Secret City has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series with Anna Torv nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance as Harriet Dunkley, and Damon Herriman nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Kim Gordon.
Last year’s Best Factual Program winner Gogglebox Australia has once again been nominated in both the Best Factual Program (popular voted) and Most Outstanding Factual Program (peer voted) categories. Gogglebox Australia season 5 is on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and season 6 is planned to premiere on Lifestyle in the second half of 2017.
Selling Houses Australia has been nominated for Best Lifestyle Program. Hosted by real estate expert Andrew Winter, interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape artist Charlie Albone, Selling Houses Australia is currently in its tenth season on Lifestyle Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
FOX SPORTS’ Monday Night with Matty Johns is nominated for Best Sports Program, and the Sky News Election Coverage 2016 is nominated for the Most Outstanding News Coverage.
For a full list of all nominees for the 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards visit www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.
The 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017 will take place at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne on Sunday April 23, 2017.