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Foxtel commemorates Heath Ledger with dedicated Pop Up Movie channel in January

Media Release: Friday December 15, 2017

Heath Ledger Pop Up Movie Channel

From Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21

Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

On the eve of the 10th Anniversary of Heath Ledger’s passing, Foxtel Movies announced today it will commemorate the renowned Australian acting legend with a dedicated Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel in January.

From 6am Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21 the Heath Ledger Pop Up movie channel will showcase Ledger’s collection of work with 17 of his most popular and critically-acclaimed films. Determined to steer clear of the stereotype of being a “young hunk” in Hollywood and nothing more, Ledger played a hugely diverse assortment of roles from Jimmy in Two Hands to Patrick in 10 Things I Hate About You, Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, and his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel on Foxtel Movies will also include the 2017 documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

The Heath Ledger Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400 which is home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events. All the Heath Ledger Pop Upmovies will be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed on demand via Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

The following films will be featured in the three-day Pop Up event:

Two Hands (1999): 19 year old strip club promoter Jimmy (Heath Ledger) gets an offer he can’t refuse from a local crime lord. But, after being robbed of a $10,000 package while out for delivery, all of a sudden he is on the run from the dangerous gang who are now after him.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999): Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, Cameron learns that the only way he could ever have the chance to date the beautiful sophomore Bianca Stratford, is if he found someone for her irritable older sister Kat. He chooses to pair her with hunky, bad-boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), but will Patrick ever be able to win Kat’s heart?

 

The Patriot (2000): After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) enlists in the army to defend America against the British, he reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son and his family from British autocracy.

 

A Knight’s Tale (2001): After his master dies, a peasant squire (Heath Ledger), fuelled by his desire for food and glory, and creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

 

Monster’s Ball (2001) Hank Grotowski is a prison guard. He works with his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), and lives at home with his racist father, Buck. Lawrence Musgrove has just been executed and a horrible tragedy has happened at home. Now, Hank has just met Leticia, a young black woman and they quickly fall in love to ease each other’s pains.

 

The Four Feathers (2002): A British officer resigns from the forces right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he’s actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honour.

 

Ned Kelly (2003): An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

 

The Order (2003):  Alex Bernier (Ledger) is a member of a secret order of priests known as Carolingians. When the head of the order dies, Alex is sent to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death.

 

Brokeback Mountain (2005): Two men meet when they both find work sheep-herding on Brokeback Mountain. One cold night they find themselves sharing a tent, where the root of their relationship develops. As their lives continue, whether they are together or apart, they will never forget where it all started.

 

The Brothers Grimm (2005)Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

 

Lords of Dogtown (2005):  Anti-hero and social outsider “Skip” (Heath Ledger) owns a surf shop in Venice, California or “Dogtown”. Set in the sprawling urban decay of Southern California in the early 1970s, Skip recruits local boys to form a skateboarding team called the “Z-Boys” who turn the sport skateboarding into a worldwide phenomenon.

 

Casanova (2005): Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a certain Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

 

Candy (2006): When Candy falls in love with young aspiring poet Dan (Heath Ledger), and gets wrapped up in his fast-paced, drug filled lifestyle, harmless fun turns into painful misery. As the two continue to spiral downwards, life gets harder and drugs seem to be the only relief.

 

I’m Not There (2007): Reflections on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters personify a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.

 

The Dark Knight (2008): When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice in the two time Oscar-winning movie.

 

The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (2009): In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to the “Imaginarium”, an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true.

I Am Heath Ledger (2017): Feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey.

For more information, please visit foxtelmovies.com.au.

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies and home to award winning local drama plus the widest choice in live sport, hit international TV and movies and a host of complete TV seasons. Foxtel believes in the importance of telling Australian stories, and its ongoing commitment to creating the best in Australian programming has garnered numerous industry awards for its Foxtel Original productions. Foxtel has helped put Australian talent on the world stage with highly acclaimed international exports and it proudly invests in the people who help tell those stories by employing thousands of Australians directly and indirectly across Australia’s creative industry.  It has also pioneered advancements in entertainment technology with the iQ3 set top box; the Foxtel app for mobile devices; streaming service, Foxtel Now and Foxtel broadband, home phone and entertainment bundles. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%).

BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel

Media Release: Thursday December 14, 2017

 

BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel

From Saturday, December 30 to Tuesday, January 2

Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now

 

** Please click here to view promo **

There’s no better way to finish off the year than with a BEST OF 2017 dedicated Foxtel Movies Pop Up channel. Sit back, relax and enjoy your holidays with some of the most memorable, award-winning and popular films from this year airing on the Foxtel Movies Pop Up channel from Saturday December 30 at 6am over New Year and finishing on Tuesday January 2, 2018.

The BEST OF 2017 Pop Up Movie Channel is your chance to see 47 of the greatest films released on Foxtel in 2017 from all genres including comedy, drama, action, thriller, romance, science fiction and crime or re-watch your favourites and brush up on your film knowledge from the past year.

The stand-out collection from the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up includes action films Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDoctor StrangeJason BourneThe AccountantBatman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice; award-winning dramas La La LandHacksaw RidgeLionManchester By The Sea; suspenseful thrillers The Girl on the TrainSplitPatriots Day; and hilarious comedies Eddie The EagleMike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Why Him?

Additional titles shown over the New Year as part of the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up include Arrival, AlliedDirty GrandpaThe BossCaptain America: Civil War, Central IntelligenceThe Huntsman: Winter’s WarFifty Shades DarkerPassengersLondon Has FallenLifeThe Legend Of TarzanLogan, and so many more.

The BEST OF 2017 Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events.

 

All the BEST OF 2017 Pop Up movies will also be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. For a full list of films, please visit www.foxtel.com.au/tvguide.

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies and home to award winning local drama plus the widest choice in live sport, hit international TV and movies and a host of complete TV seasons. Foxtel believes in the importance of telling Australian stories, and its ongoing commitment to creating the best in Australian programming has garnered numerous industry awards for its Foxtel Original productions. Foxtel has helped put Australian talent on the world stage with highly acclaimed international exports and it proudly invests in the people who help tell those stories by employing thousands of Australians directly and indirectly across Australia’s creative industry.  It has also pioneered advancements in entertainment technology with the iQ3 set top box; the Foxtel app for mobile devices; streaming service, Foxtel Now and Foxtel broadband, home phone and entertainment bundles. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%).

The 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Media Release: Tuesday December 12, 2017

The 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Live on FOX8 Monday January 8 from 11.00am

The Golden Globes, which celebrate the best in film and television, are turning 75 and FOX8 will again beam all the glitz and glamour live and exclusive from Hollywood’s most prestigious event on Monday January 8 – red carpet from 11.00am, with the awards ceremony from 12.00pm (AEDT).

Cementing its place as Australia’s home for quality drama, 11 of Foxtel’s blockbuster series on showcase have been nominated for Golden Globes: Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, Ray Donovan, The Wizard of Lies, Mr. Robot, The Deuce, Genius, Insecure, Shameless, Better Things and OutlanderTop of the Lake: China Girl, airing on BBC First and Genius on National Geographic, have also been nominated.

During the live awards telecast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA, host Seth Myers and a string of Hollywood stars will pay tribute and celebrate how far the industry has come since the first awards presentation back on January 20, 1944 that celebrated the cinematic achievements of 1943, including Best Actor Paul Lukas in Watch on the Rhine, Best Actress Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette, and Best Picture going to The Song of Bernadette.

Of the 11 Golden Globe television categories, Foxtel’s series have been nominated in an incredible 10 categories making the 2018 awards another win for subscription television in Australia. The nominations include:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Game of Thrones – showcase

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Catriona Balfe for Outlander; and Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Deuce – both showcase

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan – showcase

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Pamela Aldon for Better Things (premieres January 2018 on showcase); and Issa Rae for Insecure – showcase

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL

OR COMEDY

William H. Macy for Shameless – showcase

 

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR

TELEVISION

Big Little Lies and FEUD: Bette and Joan – both showcase; and Top of the Lake: China Girl – BBC First

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies; and Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for FEUD: Bette and Joan – all showcase

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION

PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Robert De Niro for The Wizard of Lies – showcase; and Geoffrey Rush for Genius – National Geographic

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A

SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley for Big little Lies; and Michelle Pfeiffer for The Wizard of Lies – both showcase

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,

LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Alfred Molina for Feud: Bette and Joan; Christian Slater for Mr Robot; and Alexander Skarsgard for Big Little Lies – all showcase

Prior to FOX8’s live screening of the Golden Globes from 11am, E! will be on the red carpet from 10am with all the Hollywood fashion.  FOX8 will also air a prime time screening of the award ceremony at 7.30pm the same evening.

Foxtel’s festive Christmas programming in December

Media Release: Tuesday November 28, 2017

Deck the halls with Christmas Specials

Foxtel serves up a cracker of a Christmas this December

 

The holiday season is ramping up and while you may not yet have the perfect Christmas tree or bought any presents, Foxtel is here to help with a huge selection of Christmas Specialsto watch in December. Featuring a broad offering of the best Christmas content from LifestyleEntertainmentKidsFoodMovies and Music, Foxtel is a one-stop destination for entertainment and inspiration this Christmas season.

Learn how to make Christmas treats and then give them away! Feast with your eyes, instead of ruining your waistline this Christmas with the best in Christmas food and lifestyleseries and specials. Don’t silence your night, fill your holidays with festive frivolity, hilarious comedy programs and entertaining drama specials. The season just wouldn’t be the same without Christmas music, tune in to Foxtel for the best soundtracks Christmas has to offer. Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, Foxtel has the best in kids programming on their world-famous kids channels.

 

From Friday December 1 all your favourite festive shows are available to watch whenever you want On Demand, with exclusive and new channel premieres titles being added throughout the month. All these Christmas shows and more can be seen via the On Demand menu on the iQ2, iQ3, on the Foxtel App and on Foxtel Now.

LIFESTYLE

INSIDE THE CHRISTMAS FACTORY One Hour Special on Lifestyle Food

Sunday December 3 at 8.30pm, Australian Premiere

This Christmas special sees Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman explore the fascinating factory processes and surprising history behind the UK’s favourite festive treats. Gregg follows 24 hours of production at the world’s largest mince pie factory, Cherry travels to south Wales to meet the workers who make enough tinsel in a year to reach from there to Hawaii, and Ruth Goodman discovers the explosive history of Christmas crackers.

JAMIE’S CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK One Hour Special on Lifestyle Food

Monday December 4 at 8.30pm, STV Premiere

Over the many years Jamie Oliver has experimented with loads of different ways of cooking the Christmas classics. But this year, he’s sharing his ultimate recipes – the epic dishes that he’ll be cooking for his own family on Christmas Day.

KRISTIE’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS Season 3 (3 episodes) on Lifestyle

Wednesdays from December 6 at 8.30pm, Australian Premiere

It’s Christmas and Kirstie is back with the aim of ensuring your yuletide is sumptuous, seamless and most of all fun-filled. In this season, Kirstie travels the length and breadth of the country on her own festive tour of Britain to celebrate and indulge in everything that makes Christmas great!

A BIG LEGO CHRISTMAS One Hour Special on Lifestyle

Thursday December 7 at 8.30pm, STV Premiere

In this brand new Christmas special that takes us behind the scenes in the lead-up to the opening of the world’s biggest Lego store in London’s Leicester, we follow Duncan – Britain’s only certified Lego professional – who is attempting to build a giant model of Tower Bridge using almost 6 million bricks! We also meet Michael and Sophie, two Lego fans that unashamedly maintain their love for the brick, and also Justin – a Lego designer whose first kit is about to hit shelves in time for Christmas.

 

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF Two Part Special on Lifestyle Food

Sundays from December 10 at 8.30pm, Australian Premiere

The much-loved format is back for some Christmas cheer with two brand new specials. Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins get into the festive spirit with two yuletide specials as they decide which of the four will be the winner of The Great Christmas Bake Off.

NIGELLA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL One Hour Special on Lifestyle Food

Wednesday December 20 at 8.30pm, Australian Premiere

As beautiful and inspiring as ever, Nigella’s latest series is about the food we remember eating as children, to the dishes that shaped us growing up. Nigella shows us simple ways of infusing the everyday with pleasure and flavour in the way only she can. This is the final episode of her series Nigella At My Table.

HAIRY BIKERS’ HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Season 1 on Lifestyle Food

Weeknights from Monday December 18 at 6.30pm, Australian Premiere

The Hairy Bikers return with a new festive series. Over the course of the series the Hairies show viewers how to make delicious and indulgent recipes for all sorts of Christmas occasions, from the neighbours coming round to the full traditional feast on Christmas Day.

 

FEEDING THE SUPER RICH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL One Hour Special on Lifestyle

Thursday December 21 at 9.30pm, Australian Premiere

For the UK’s millionaires, shopping has become an art form, and nothing gets them spending more than Christmas. But while we seek out bargains, the wealthy use a network of high-end suppliers of luxurious gifts and decorations.

DRAMA

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Christmas Special One Hour Special on UKTV

Wednesday December 13 at 8.30pm, Australian Premiere

The Birds are on the wing again for Christmas. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME Season 5 Christmas Final Episode on showcase

Sunday December 24 at 7.30pm, Australian Premiere LOCAL PRODUCTION

It’s Christmas at Ash Park and the Bligh family must deal with some deep ethical questions.

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE 90 Minute Christmas Special on BBC First              

December Australian Premiere on EXPRESS FROM THE UK

The Christmas Special opens with Poplar under a thick blanket of snow, as the midwives face the challenge of the coldest winter for 300 years. Battling against snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes, the midwives strive to provide the best possible care for their patients. Guest starring Anita Dobson (EastEnders).

VICTORIA 90 Minute Christmas Special on BBC First   

December Australian Premiere on EXPRESS FROM THE UK

Victoria’s second season came to a dramatic close but fans of the series may be shocked in this 90 minute special. Despite the festive family celebrations, this could be the winter when Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) husband Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) finally succumbs to a deathly illness.

ENTERTAINMENT

THE DAILY SHOW’S THE YEARLY SHOW Season 2 Finale on The Comedy Channel

Tuesday December 19 at 9.00pm, Australian Premiere EXPRESS FROM US

Hosted by Trevor Noah, The Daily Show’s The Yearly Show 2017 year-end special, featuring The Best F#@king News Team, will tape at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

THE PRESIDENT SHOW I CAME UP WITH CHRISTMAS Season 2 Finale on The Comedy Channel

Wednesday December 20 at 9.00pm, Australian Premiere

I Came Up with Christmas: A President Show Christmas will feature the 45th and final President of the United States (played by The President Show creator Anthony Atamanuik) alongside the Vice President (Peter Grosz). The duo celebrate the holiday in a night of comedy, music, jingle bells, and dog whistles as they try to make this the whitest Christmas ever.

 

SUPERMANSION: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Season 2 Finale on The Comedy Channel

Sunday December 24 at 6.00pm, Australian Premiere

When an interstellar imp named Mr. Skibumpers unleashes a real-life Santa Claus, the League of Freedom must stop Mr. Skibumpers’ plans and save Christmas.

ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE: A BROWNTOWN CHRISTMAS One Hour Special on Discovery Channel

Wednesday December 13 at 10.30pm, Australian Premiere

Ever wondered what Christmas would be like off the grid? Meet the Browns; unconventional, unique and a little offbeat, the family live off the grid, deep within the Alaskan bush. Raised wild, they are the epitome of self-sufficient, having built their home, Browntown, from the ground up themselves and live off the land. So removed from civilisation, over the years the family of nine has developed their own customs, laws and even accents and have a deep connection to nature. In the past, Christmas was a time to reconnect with extended family, but this year the family’s staying in Browntown and bringing old traditions to their new home. There’s a lot of work to do and knowing the Browns, the road to the perfect holiday will be anything but smooth!

MUSIC

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 90 Minute Special on CMC

Monday December 11 at 7pm, Australian Premiere

Reba McEntire hosts some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music, as they come together to celebrate. Enjoy the magic of the holidays with your favourite stars as they perform classic Christmas songs and share treasured memories.

 

IOLANTA: THE NUTCRACKER on FOXTEL ARTS

Monday December 18 at 9.30pmAustralian Premiere

This “fairy-tale ballet” recounts the adventures of young Clara one Christmas night, during which the nutcracker she has been given leads her into a magical world.

J.S BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO BALLET BY JOHN NEUMEIER on FOXTEL ARTS

Sunday December 24 at 11.00pmAustralian Premiere

The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach was written for the Christmas season of 1734 in Leipzig. Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden along with a roster of top soloists.

 

A SMOOTH CHRISTMAS WITH CAMERON AND MARCIA Two Hour Special on Foxtel Smooth

Christmas Day Monday December 25 at 8am, encores at 12noon & 4pm, Australian Premiere

Spend this Christmas with your Smooth family. Join Cameron Daddo and Marcia Hines as they play some of their favourite Christmas songs, while sharing stories, memories and laughs. There’s also very special performance by Marcia. Share in the festive cheer!

CHRIS ISAAK – A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, Two Hour Special on MAX

Christmas Day Monday December 25 at 8am, encores at 1pm & 6pmAustralian Premiere

Join international Superstar Chris Isaak and his band mate Kenny for A Very Merry Christmas! So much Christmas cheer, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear! Chris will be singing a few of his favourite Christmas songs and playing you the greatest Christmas music videos we could find.

A [V]ERY MERRY XMAS TOP 30, Two Hour Countdown Special on [V]

Christmas Day Monday December 25 from 7.00am

Have yourself a [v]ery merry Xmas, ‘cause it’s the “most wonderful day of the year”! Get right into the spirit of Christmas and have a jolly sing-along to 30 of the biggest modern Christmas crackers courtesy of [V]. All we want for Christmas is the ultimate holiday playlist, so prepare for a total carol-coma!

KIDS

CHRISTMAS ON CBEEBIES

Every day on CBeebies from December 1 to 25

It’s going to be a magical Christmas season on CBeebies, with all your favourite CBeebies friends joining in the festivities! Celebrate all the fun of the Christmas season with Hey DuggeeSarah & DuckGo JettersCharlie & Lola and more, for lots of Christmas-time fun and adventures.

SANTA’S ROCKIN’ WORKSHOP on Cartoon Network

From December 1 to 25

From December 1 all the way to Christmas, kids will have a chance to enjoy back-to-back brand new episodes from Mighty MagiswordsThe Powerpuff GirlsWe Bare Bears, andRegular Show, including Christmas specials from your favourite Cartoon Network shows. The festive Christmas Special also includes two very special movie screenings: Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers and Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.

LIV AND MADDIE – CALI-CHRISTMAS-A-ROONEY on Disney Channel

Thursday December 7 at 5.30pm, Australian Premiere 

Maddie is upset that she can’t be in Wisconsin for Christmas and to cheer her up, Liv plans an incredible surprise.

BIZAARDVARK ‘A KILLER ROBOT CHRISTMAS’ on Disney Channel

Wednesday December 14 at 5.30pm, Australian Premiere

In Bizaardvark ‘A Killer Robot Christmas’ Paige invites a bunch of deserving kids to Vuugle to celebrate the holidays with Bizaardvark.

TINY CHRISTMAS on Nickelodeon

Friday December 15 at 6.30pm, Australian Premiere

Enjoy a Nickelodeon original movie this December to celebrate the holidays! It’s Christmas Eve and a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two kids into miniature sizes. The kids are scooped up into Santa’s sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbour’s house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids have to work together to navigate holiday hazards.

THE LION GUARDS TIMON AND PUMBAA’S CHRISTMAS on Disney Junior

Saturday December 16 at 5.15pm, Australian Premiere

Get into the festive spirit with The Lion Guards Timon and Pumbaa’s Christmas, as Bunga and the guard help give Timon and Pumbaa a ‘real’ Christmas.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: ‘STUCK AT CHRISTMAS – THE MOVIE’ on Disney Channel

Thursday December 21 at 5.30pm, Australian Premiere

In Stuck in the Middle: ‘Stuck at Christmas – The Movie’, Harley rallies her siblings and parents to take a trip to Florida to celebrate Christmas with their Abuela (grandmother), but in true Diaz fashion, things go awry.

BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on Boomerang

Sunday December 24 and Monday December 25

The brand new holiday special rounds up all of our favourite Christmas themed episodes across all shows in a two day extravaganza. Watch as the Wacky Races travel to the North Pole and accidentally run over Santa Claus leaving it to the Racers to take his place and save Christmas. The Scooby Doo gang enter Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” as they try and get to the bottom of the mysterious ghost tormenting Scrooge in 1843 England. Finally, in the festive episode of Chowder, Chowder hatches a plan to save Mung’s dignity in order to ensure everyone has a Merry Knishmas.

MOVIES

In addition to the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Pop Up Movie Channel starting December 14, Fox Classics will air two weeks of family favourite films in the lead up to Christmas. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15 at 8.35pm watch FOX CLASSICS MERRY MUSICALS FOR CHRISTMAS with musical favourites bound to get the entire family singing. The following week from Monday December 18 to Monday December 25 at 8.35pm watch FOX CLASSICS ‘TIS THE SEASON – PRESENTED BY GRAEME BLUNDELL and enjoy classic Christmas themed movies including It’s a Wonderful LifeMeet Me In St. Louis and more in the week leading up to Christmas Day.

The full line-up of Christmas programming includes popular returning series and specials such as Andre RieuKylie and Michael Buble specials on Foxtel Arts and the hilarious A MOODY CHRISTMAS complete season and A GERT LUSH CHRISTMAS special on The Comedy Channel.

For more information on Christmas listings visit foxtel.com.au/tvguide.

Foxtel lifts the lid on the Foxtel Now box

Media Release: Wednesday November 8, 2017

Foxtel lifts the lid on the

Foxtel Now box

The highly anticipated new streaming box is the simple way

to watch Foxtel Now on your TV

 

Foxtel today unveiled its new Foxtel Now box, an affordable and easy to use device designed to stream the best choice of the world’s biggest new shows, live sport and complete seasons to consumers’ TVs.

The Foxtel Now box features a compact and sleek design and delivers seamless access to an incredible line-up of programming, streamed instantly, live or on demand. Foxtel favourites available to stream on the Foxtel Now box, with a Foxtel Now subscription, include Love It or List It AustraliaA Place to Call HomeGogglebox Australia, plus international hits Game of Thrones, The Walking DeadOutlanderShameless and all the most  popular titles from powerhouses HBO, Disney, the BBC and more.

The Foxtel Now box, is a simple plug-and-play device that provides access to Foxtel Now in HD^ along with free-to-air channels via a built-in free-to-air tuner#. It also includes access to SVOD app Stan** as well as free-to-air streaming apps, ABC iview, PLUS7 and tenplay.

The box features built-in Chromecast functionality allowing viewers to ‘cast’ movies, music and photos from Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs or Macs straight to their TV. The Foxtel Now box offers customers access to a world of content, games, music and apps from the Google Play store as well as the ability to stream at 4K quality with compatible apps.

Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said, “After the success of Foxtel Now, we’re delighted to lift the lid on our incredible new Foxtel Now box. The sneak peek we shared at the Foxtel Now launch a few months ago created a huge amount of buzz and we are excited to announce the box’s arrival so quickly. Foxtel Now has already proven to be a hit with customers, offering the most flexible and affordable way to experience the best choice in live sport, new movies, TV and complete seasons. With today’s launch, that experience gets even better.

“For the first time, Australians can watch Foxtel on their TV with a Foxtel designed set top box that is completely powered by the internet offering a no lock-in contract, affordable and flexible way to see Foxtel’s exclusive content both locally produced and from the world’s best entertainment brands. Self-installation is easy removing the need for a technician. Simply bring the box home and sign up to Foxtel Now to start watching.”

You can purchase the Foxtel Now box for $99 starting Friday November 10. It can be ordered directly from Foxtel at www.foxtelnow.com.au or via Foxtel’s eBay store, and will be available from other outlets in the near future.

Foxtel Now is Foxtel’s SVOD service, offering an affordable and flexible way to sign up and stream Foxtel, instantly, in HD^, live and on demand. Foxtel Now features flexible bundles so customers can sign up to Foxtel’s incredible content with the ability to cancel at any time.

Foxtel Now offers five entry level packs to match viewers’ interests including Drama and Pop packs priced at $15 per month each or $25 for both. Lifestyle, Docos and Kids packs are available at $10 per month each.

Foxtel Now’s Movies pack is available for $20 per month in addition to an entry level pack and the Sports pack is available for an extra $29* per month, meaning Sports lovers can now get access to Foxtel’s incredible sports programming for a little as $39 per month and movies for as little as $30 per month.

Foxtel Now comes with a two-week free trial. For more information visit: www.foxtelnow.com.au

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Foxtel On Demand in July: Game of Thrones season 7 arrives

                            

Media Release: Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Foxtel On Demand in July:

Game of Thrones season 7 arrives

More than 16,000 titles of incredible TV and movies, including Game of Thrones seasons 1-7, available to watch On Demand

We’ve seen the trailers, we’ve sharpened our swords and at last, the hotly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season 7 is arriving exclusively on Foxtel. The latest chapter in the award-winning HBO drama kicks off on 17 July, with each episode available to watch, On Demand, following its broadcast. In the lead up to the season 7 broadcast, Foxtel reminds subscribers that every episode from seasons 1-6 is available to watch On Demand.

The popular series, Thronecast season 7 will also air in July live and On Demand, with each episode recapping the prior day’s episode of Game of Thrones season 7.

July also sees the arrival of the new British drama, Taboo, along with season 3 of HBO action-comedy/ drama Ballers; season 3 of Kingdom; plus new movies including the political thriller, Snowden, based on events surrounding CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden; biopic disaster thriller, Deepwater Horizon; the 2016 remake of western epic, The Magnificent Seven, and more.

Foxtel residential customers with an internet connected Foxtel iQ^ box can instantly stream any of Foxtel’s incredible On Demand programming as well as record and play back a host of movies and TV to watch when they like. Foxtel streaming service, Foxtel Now, also provides access to Foxtel’s world-leading entertainment live and On Demand starting from only $10 per month.

In addition, Foxtel customers can enjoy their subscriptions on the go with Foxtel’s mobile streaming apps at no extra charge, enabling them to stream TV, live and On Demand, to selected smartphones and tablets, where they want, when they want.

Taboo follows adventurer James Delaney on his return to London from Africa in 1814 bent on claiming his late father’s shipping empire, only to find himself surrounded by a host of enemies standing in his way. Season 1 arrives on Foxtel with new episodes available to watch On Demand following each broadcast.

HBO hit, Ballers, season 3, joins Foxtel On Demand and stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a former NFL superstar who trades on his name to help up-and-comers and sports veterans alike navigate the big league and all of the pitfalls that come with it. Season 3 arrives in July joining seasons 1-2 already available On Demand.

Kingdom tells the story of Alvey Kulina, a retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter turned trainer, as he juggles running his gym and keeping his family united.

Foxtel’s other July arrivals include season 1 of the new Lifestyle show, Common Sense, a topical news show that features everyday people trying to make sense of the news of the week; season 1 of Court Justice: Sydney, the ground breaking documentary series that takes a first-hand look inside one of the world’s busiest local courts; season 2 of the HBO comedy Insecure, which joins season 1 already available; and Top of the Lake season 1.

Foxtel On Demand’s key movies in July also include all six movies from The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsTrilogies, which will air on a special pop-up channel (channel 400) from Friday 7 July, and will also be available to stream, On Demand.

Foxtel is home to a massive selection of many of the world’s most popular shows, from our own locally produced hits to must see programs from around the globe.

New TV shows streaming on Foxtel On Demand in July include:

·         Game of Thrones (seasons 1-7) – 7 added

·         Thronecast (season 7)

·         Taboo (season 1)

·         Top of the Lake (season 1)

·         Ballers (seasons 1-3) – 3 added

·         Aussie Gold Hunters (season 2)

·         Broken (season 1)

·         The 100 (season 4)

·         This is Not Happening (seasons 1-3)

·         Kingdom (season 3)

·         Common Sense (season 1)

·         Court Justice: Sydney (season 1)

·         Broad City (seasons 1-3)

·         Insecure (seasons 1-2) – 2 added

·         Suits (season 7)

·         Superstore (season 1)

·         Alone (season 4)

 

New movies streaming on Foxtel On Demand in July include:

·         The 9th Life Of Louis Drax

·         Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

·         Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

·         Alice In Wonderland (1951)

·         Alice In Wonderland (2010)

·         American History X

·         American Pie 2

·         American Pie: The Wedding

·         Andre

·         Atonement

·         The Avengers

·         Beethoven’s 2nd

·         Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

·         Blair Witch

·         Blood Father

·         Broken Lizard’s Club Dread

·         Cabin Fever

·         Christmas Trade

·         Cleo

·         Collateral

·         Contact

·         Cool Runnings

·         The Crow: Salvation

·         The Mighty Ducks

·         D2: The Mighty Ducks

·         D3: The Mighty Ducks

·         Date Night

·         Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

·         The Day After Tomorrow

·         Deepwater Horizon

·         Did You Hear About The Morgans?

·         Disclosure

·         Down Periscope

·         Enigma

·         Finding Forrester

·         Frequency

·         Frozen

·         Get Him To The Greek

·         The Godfather

·         The Godfather Part II

·         The Godfather Part III

·         Good Luck Chuck

·         Hell Or High Water

·         Here On Earth

·         High Fidelity

·         The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

·         The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

·         The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

·         Hot Tub Time Machine

·         Ice Princess

·         In America

·         Inside Man

·         The Interview

·         Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

·         Keeping The Faith

·         Keeping Up With The Joneses

·         Kids In Love

·         The Last Song

·         Les Miserables

·         Life Support

·         Lilo & Stitch

·         Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch

·         The Lion King

·         The Lion King 1 1/2

·         The Lion King II Simba’s Pride

·         The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

·         The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

·         The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

·         The Magnificent Seven (2016)

·         Major Payne

·         The Man With The Iron Fists

·         Meet The Blacks

·         Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

·         Monkeybone

·         Moon

·         Mr. Fuzzypants

·         Out Cold

·         Paterson

·         Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

·         Picture Perfect

·         Planet Of The Apes (2001)

·         Rapture-Palooza

·         Red

·         Red Dragon

·         Remember The Titans

·         Risky Business

·         Romeo + Juliet

·         Romeo Must Die

·         The Royal Tenenbaums

·         Sahara

·         Serendipity

·         Shaun Of The Dead

·         The Smurfs

·         Snowden

·         Solomon Kane

·         Sorority Boys

·         Southside With You

·         Stitch! The Movie

·         Summer Catch

·         Surviving Christmas

·         The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!

·         Take Shelter

·         Taking Lives

·         Teen Spirit

·         Universal Soldier

·         Up!

·         A Warrior’s Tail

·         The Wedding Planner

·         When A Stranger Calls

·         White Chicks

For more information on Foxtel On Demand, visit: www.foxtel.com.au

-Brad

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