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Foxtel and Network Ten today announced season 2 of the hit local production, Gogglebox Australia, the show about people watching television, will premiere on Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel on Wednesday, September 30, at 9.30pm, and broadcast on TEN on Thursday, October 1, at 8.30pm.

Gogglebox was the break-out show that had everyone talking, capturing the reactions of 10 ordinary Australian households as they watched the nightly news, argued over politics, cheered their favourite sporting teams and digested current affairs and documentaries.

Each week Gogglebox took the temperature of the nation and left us with some of the most memorable quotes, like Lee & Keith, who shared some sage advice on TV love scenes; Keith “Why is everything in slow-mo?”, Lee “Because it lasts longer!”

Janet (The Kidd Family) asked the question about the Kardashians that’s on everyone’s mind: “Why does anyone want to keep up with them?”

Angie wasn’t a fan of chef, Gordon Ramsay; “Gordon Ramsay hot? I’d rather s*#@ in my hands and clap!”

Anastasia taught us some Greek history; “The Greeks taught everyone how to make everything”, and what it means to be a “Malaka”. She also asked the age-old question “Who is Larry and why is he so happy?”

And when Tom wasn’t sipping on a cocktail he was talking about his drinking and dating habits: “I’ve been blind on a date, but not a blind-date.”

All your favourites from season 1 will be returning in season 2: vivacious friends and housemates, Angie & Yvie; best mates and larrikins with a thirst for life, Adam & Symon; bubbly Greek best friends, Anastasia & Faye; the close-knit Dalton Family; the fun-loving Delpechitra Family; the sports-crazy Jackson Family; the quirky, fun and intelligent Kidd Family; the couple happily married for 30 years, Lee & Keith; Indigenous Art Dealers, Mick & Di; and newly-engaged cocktail-loving Wayne & Tom.

Endemol Shine Australia, executive producer, David McDonald said: We’re delighted that all our Goggleboxers have returned for a second season and can’t wait to see their unique and funny take on TV’s latest offerings, while getting a little more insight into their lives.”


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Naomi Watts ‘demands more’ in new Presto campaign TVC launches this Thursday, September 3

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Media Release Aug 31 2015

Naomi Watts ‘demands more’ in new Presto campaign

– TVC launches this Thursday, September 3

Presto today announced Hollywood superstar Naomi Watts will be the face of its new advertising campaign, which launches nationally this Thursday, September 3.

Watts will feature in the campaign, titled “Demand More”, where she will embrace the more ‘demanding’ side of her personality playing an over-the-top version of herself.

Watts’ uncharacteristic behaviour is incredibly demanding, with requests for personalised jet-planes, an entourage, a choir and even a wolf instead of a dog, and is all performed without a fuss by the award-winning actor.

The Demand More campaign was filmed recently in New York by world-class director Jeff Low. Watts’ brother and renowned professional photographer Ben Watts captured the photography of the actress.

The campaign featuring Watts will be seen across TV, print, social and digital as Presto ramps up its marketing efforts to coincide with the launch of new programming and service innovations.

The adopted Australian actor was thrilled to be involved in Presto’s Demand More campaign saying: “Celebrities are often accused of having high demands. It was fun to play this arch character in a tongue and cheek way.

“Presto is all about demanding more from your experience and given the sheer amount of entertainment on offer these days, I love that we can now demand what we want to watch and when. I am certainly demanding about the TV shows I watch, so Presto more than works for me.”

Shaun James, Interim Presto CEO, said he was thrilled to have Naomi on board for the campaign: “The team loved working with Naomi and they had a lot of fun together. Naomi is the perfect fit for this role as she is not only a highly respected, instantly recognisable personality in Australia, but she is also considered to be someone who is anything but demanding. We hope it will be entertaining for Australians to see her in this tongue and cheek role.

“Our new Demand More campaign, in which Naomi features, shares the great news that unlike other SVOD services, Presto gives Australian viewers access to HBO content and exclusive TV shows like Aquarius, Mr Robot, The Walking Dead, some of Australia’s best dramas like Wentworth and Packed to the Rafters, as well as must-see movies. Australians really can be more demanding with their Presto on demand service.”

To view the new Presto television commercial featuring Naomi Watts, Click Here.

For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a one month free trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.


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Foxtel Arts joins Queensland Symphony Orchestra as 2016 Broadcast Partner

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Media Release: Friday August 28, 2015

Foxtel Arts is delighted to announce that it is joining the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) as its 2016 Season Broadcast Partner.

This partnership extends Foxtel Arts’ commitment to fostering and supporting Australia’s creative industries and arts organisations. The collaboration will deliver the first locally-produced orchestral content made for Foxtel which will complement the rich international orchestral programming that already plays each week on Foxtel Arts.

Specifically, the Foxtel Arts-Queensland Symphony Orchestra partnership will see orchestral concerts recorded exclusively for the channel in high-definition and broadcast throughout the first half of 2016. Foxtel Arts will also enthusiastically promote live attendance at the QSO’s 2016 season – both at its home in Brisbane and across its extensive regional touring calendar.

Fraser Stark, Group Operations Manager, Premium Entertainment & Channel Manager, Foxtel Arts said: “The world-class QSO has programmed an incredibly strong season next year – including the addition of many high-profile soloists and conductors. Either in person at the concert hall, or via the screen, we are delighted to bring a passionate arts audience to see and hear the QSO in 2016”.

Sophie Galaise, CEO of QSO said: “We are thrilled to be the first Australian orchestra to partner with Foxtel Arts. QSO’s masterful performances are receiving acclaim nationally and internationally; to now share our beautiful music alongside the world’s best performing arts companies on Foxtel Arts is another great opportunity for this fine orchestra”.

In an international triumph for QSO, headlining the 2016 season is superstar pianist Lang Lang. He joins a stellar line-up showcasing true legends of music, including China’s legendary Yu Long, Maxim Vengerov, Simone Young and 2016 Soloist-in-Residence Nikolai Demidenko.

Together with all-Mozart and all-Tchaikovsky programs, the WorldBeat series, mixed-media music in QSOCurrent, family concerts, plus QSO’s new Choral series, featuring the blockbuster Carmina Burana, 2016 is set to be an extraordinary year of music.

Foxtel Arts – throughout the week you will find your story, find your vision, find your beat, and find your self on Foxtel Arts, Channel 132.



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