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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings pop-up channel starts July 7

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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

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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 WarsHarry 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.

Forget Trump, forget Brexit, Foxtel Play has the latest Scandal

Media Release: Monday 20 February, 2017

Forget Trump, forget Brexit, Foxtel Play has the latest Scandal

Presto favourite makes the move to Foxtel with seasons 1-5; plus, new episodes of season 6 to premiere on Foxtel on demand

Foxtel today turned up the political heat announcing that the incredibly popular politically charged drama, Scandal is available on demand via Foxtel and Foxtel Play. Originally airing on Presto, the Washington DC-based favourite has landed just as the sixth season has taken to the screen.

From today, Foxtel Play subscribers can instantly access the entire series including seasons 1-5 in full, along with this year’s already aired episodes from season 6. Foxtel will continue fast tracking every episode from season 6 of this gripping and award winning series to stream ad-free and on demand. Scandal is available to Foxtel Play subscribers on the Pop or Drama pack starting from only $15 per month.

Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the President, who has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping their secrets under wraps. Pope leads a team who specialise in cleaning up the lives of other people, but who cannot seem to do the same for themselves.

Joining Pope in her political manoeuvres are associates Quinn (Katie Lowes), who has a complicated secret history, and former CIA hacker extraordinaire Huck (Guillermo Diaz). Scandal also features Elizabeth North (Australia’s Portia De Rossi) as the chairperson of the Republican National Committee, President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and First Lady Melody “Mellie” Grant (Bellamy Young).

Deanne Weir, Foxtel’s Managing Director – Content Aggregation and Wholesale, said, “With all of the ups-and-downs of today’s political climate, it’s great to be able to unwind with a bit of edge of your seat drama we can enjoy, stress-free. Scandal was one of the most watched TV series that streamed on Presto and it has been a breakout hit for fans everywhere. We’re thrilled to bring the entire series to Foxtel subscribers with each new episode premiering, on Foxtel on demand, in-line with the US broadcast.”

For fans hungry for even more political drama or comedy, Foxtel is also streaming seasons 1-5 of the Emmy Award-winning comedy, VEEP, starring the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus; the six part Foxtel mini-series, Secret City, which follows a deep conspiracy underlying Canberra politics; The Good Wife (seasons 1-7), a high-impact drama filled with political corruption. Scandal’s Kerry Washington also stars in Confirmation, in a dramatic portrayal of Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas’ US Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Foxtel Play customers can enjoy their programming via eligible 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 and Foxtel Play subscribers can both enjoy the latest Scandal on demand. In addition, subscribers can watch the best in locally made and international drama along with award winning sport, lifestyle, news, comedy and movies – anytime, anywhere on selected smartphones and tablets, via Foxtel’s companion streaming app, Foxtel Go as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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