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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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Jessica Mauboy lets her bias loose in new Foxtel sport campaign Foxtel and Fox Sports team up with Jessica Mauboy to launch new rugby league channel, Fox League

Media Release: Thursday, 9 February, 2017
Jessica Mauboy lets her bias loose in new Foxtel sport campaign

Foxtel and Fox Sports team up with Jessica Mauboy to launch new rugby league channel, Fox League

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Foxtel and Fox Sports have announced the upcoming launch of a brand new rugby league channel, Fox League, with a major brand and retail marketing campaign designed to kick off the 2017 winter sports season. The campaign from TBWA Sydney is headlined by Aussie singer, actress and rugby league tragic Jessica Mauboy, and continues the brand positioning ‘We’re a FoxSporting Nation’ under the new theme that ‘everyone’s team deserves to be seen’.

The new Fox League channel is set to take to the air on Foxtel starting 27 February. Fox League marks an exciting new phase in the history of the NRL. New shows and presenters will line-up alongside returning favourites for a non-stop schedule of rugby league with every game live on Foxtel and Foxtel Play and streamed to Foxtel Go so subscribers can enjoy the best in live sports anytime, anywhere on selected smartphones and tablets.

Jess is front and centre in the launch ad showing off her biased support for the Cowboys while taking a cheeky poke at rival teams. The ad highlights the inclusive nature of Foxtel’s sport coverage, where fans can watch their favourite team, every week, no matter who they support.

In addition to rugby league, the campaign will celebrate Foxtel’s unrivalled sports coverage in 2017, including the return of the Fox Footy channel with every game live of the men’s and women’s competitions, along with motorsport, football and much more.

Rob Farmer, Foxtel’s Director of Brand Marketing, said, “This week we kick off our 2017 winter sport season spearheaded with exciting the news of our upcoming Fox League channel that will feature non-stop rugby league programming. The news comes alongside our new sport campaign that reminds Australians that Foxtel is the place to be to catch the most comprehensive coverage of live sport anywhere. Foxtel believes that ‘everyone’s team deserves to be seen’ so regardless of which sport you love or the team you barrack for, Foxtel has you covered.”

Jessica Mauboy said, “I grew up with Rugby League and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a genuine Rugby League fan. The Foxtel team were awesome to work with and the creative felt very natural to me. GO THE COWBOYS!”

Paul Bradbury, TBWA’s CEO, added, “Jessica Mauboy’s passion as an NRL fan (and Cowboys fan) was on full display for this campaign, and most Australian’s are fans of Jess, so she was the perfect person to spread the word of the launch of Foxtel’s Fox League channel. Jess may appear sweet but her love of the North Queensland Cowboys can change all that in an instant.”

In 2017, Foxtel’s 12 dedicated sports channels in the Sports Pack – including FOX SPORTS, Fox Footy, beIN Sports, ESPN, and Eurosport, plus the soon to launch Fox League channel – will broadcast hours of live and exclusive coverage for subscribers across major national and international sports including NRL, AFL, F1 Supercars, golf, cricket, tennis, cycling, racing, surfing, netball, NBA and NFL. Sport subscribers also have access to three leading English football club channels, Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV, for one cent per channel per year.
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