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Media Release: Thursday September 19, 2019
Champions of Sport Movie Event
Watch on Movies More from Friday October 4 – Monday October 7 or Stream on Foxtel, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now
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Finals footy fever is here and Foxtel Movies is celebrating with a four day Champions of Sport Movie Event that will get you up on your feet cheering all October long weekend.
Foxtel Movies will play 23 of the most unforgettable sporting movies of all time from hard hitting American Football, Rugby and Boxing, to the finesse of Motorsport, Baseball and Horse Racing – all showcasing the dizzying highs and crushing lows of some of our greatest sporting moments captured on the silver screen.
Experience the hope, unity, dedication and inspiration of being in the winner’s circle and stream Foxtel’s collection of sports movies or watch back to back on Foxtel Movies MORE (Channel 410) over four days from Friday October 4 beginning at 6am to Monday October 7, 2019 and available to stream On Demand until Wednesday October 16. Movies shown as part of Champions of Sport Movie Event include:
· Critically-acclaimed and Award-winning American Football movies including The Blind Side (2009) starring Sandra Bullock, Al Pacino’s Any Given Sunday (1999), Friday Night Lights (2004), and Remember the Titans (2000); blockbusters Gridiron Gang (2006) and Invincible (2006); fan favourite Varsity Blues (1999) starring James Van Der Beek; and Adam Sandler’s comedy smash hit The Waterboy (1998).
· Feel good baseball favourites A League of Their Own (1992) starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna; and Bull Durham (1988) starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon.
· Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman teaming up in Invictus (2009) bringing to life the momentous rugby game when South Africa won the World Cup in 1995.
· The best of boxing movies including Rocky (1976), Creed II (2018), and Grudge Match (2013) all starring Sylvester Stallone from the Rocky franchise; along with Hilary Swank’s Million Dollar Baby (2004); Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (2013) chronicling Ali’s opposition to fighting in the Vietnam War; and Warrior (2011) starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
· Chris Hemsworth’s motorsport movie Rush (2013) and Wayne (2018) the story of Wayne Gardner; the epic horse racing film starring Tobey Maguire Seabiscuit (2003); hilarious basketball movie Semi-Pro (2008) starring Will Ferrell; Kevin Costner’s golf movie Tin Cup (1996); and The Wrestler (2008) with Mickey Rourke.
For more information, please visit foxtel.com.au
Media Release: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Foxtel unveils dedicated
Rugby World Cup 2019TM 4K Ultra HD channel
Foxtel continues to change the game for Australian sport with the arrival of its second dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel, bringing subscribers exclusive coverage of every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup 2019TM LIVE, ad-break free during play and, for the first time ever, in 4K Ultra HD.
RWC 4K Ultra HD will be Foxtel’s dedicated Rugby World Cup 2019TM 4K Ultra HD channel and will arrive Wednesday, 18 September as the world’s eyes turn toward Japan in anticipation of the biggest sporting event of the year. The Rugby World Cup 2019TM action kicks off 20 September with the opening ceremony and features all 48 matches, including the final, to be played on 2 November.
RWC 4K Ultra HD will be available exclusively to Foxtel Sports HD subscribers with an iQ4 set-top box on channel 499*.
For all other Foxtel and Foxtel Now subscribers every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup 2019TM will be available to view LIVE in HD, ad-break free during play, on FOX SPORTS 503.
Peter Campbell, Head of Fox Sports said, “Foxtel’s first 4K Ultra HD channel redefined the way Australians experience sport. Our winter sport codes in 4K Ultra HD kept things hotter than ever across NRL, AFL and Super Rugby and, with the addition of our new, channel, RWC 4K Ultra HD, fans will feel like they’re part of the action when the Wallabies take on the world’s best in Japan.
“The arrival of our Rugby World Cup 4K Ultra HD channel also sets us up for a blockbuster season of incredible sport this summer, which will see even more 4K Ultra HD action, including our Ashes winning Aussie cricket team, lighting up screens in the coming months.”
As part of a special promotion with the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group, 14 pubs across the country will also showcase Foxtel’s RWC 4K Ultra HD channel for their patrons, while more than 4500 licensed venues will have access to every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup 2019TM via FOX SPORTS. For a full list of locations on where to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019TM at local venues, visit:
· Starting 18 September, Foxtel will host a new, dedicated Rugby World Cup 2019TM Ultra HD channel, dubbed RWC 4K Ultra HD (channel 499).
· The Rugby World Cup 2019TM takes place in Japan from September 20 – November 2.
· Every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup 2019TM will also be available on FOX SPORTS 503
· Foxtel is bringing 4K Ultra HD to select Australian pubs for the first time to screen the Rugby World Cup 2019TM LIVE in 4K Ultra HD.
A world of wonder’
The new destination for documentaries about the planet we live on
What’s inside the October issue of Foxtel magazine?
For more than seven decades, the BBC Natural History Unit has travelled the world with the greatest presenters, the latest technologies and one simple aim: to show us our planet.
The unit is now the world’s largest wildlife documentary production house, creating more than 100 hours of television a year, and its best-known presenter Sir David Attenborough – voted Britain’s greatest living national treasure – has become a household name, forever changing the way we think about our place on Earth. With BBC Earth launching this month (replacing BBC Knowledge from October 10), Foxtel brings the best of Attenborough’s work – along with human stories and science and adventure programming – together in one place to give viewers the definitive stories about the world around us. Joining Attenborough on BBC Earth to present a comprehensive look at our planet through their own engaging productions will be some of the most acclaimed documentary makers on television – including Louis Theroux (Mothers on the Edge), Kate Humble (Operation Arctic), Professor Brian Cox (Wonders of the Solar System) and Michael Mosley (Meet the Humans). Mosley tells Foxtel magazine an unabated curiosity drives him to keep asking questions and experimenting. “I’m really interested in what makes humans tick,” he reveals. “The more I do it, the more stimulating I find it. I’ve learnt so much.
Ruby Rose’s barrier-breaking Batwoman leads a slew of unmissable DC adaptations coming to Foxtel this month, including Pennyworth, Watchmen, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and the returns
of Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash. Not only is Rose embarking on the biggest role of her career, but playing such an iconic LGBTQ character – TV’s first openly gay lead superhero – gives her a chance to be a role model, an element that particularly attracted the Melbourne-born star. “This is a legacy piece for me,” she says. “It’s important. That’s why I’ve dedicated all my time to it.”
In the lead-up to the Bathurst 1000, Foxtel magazine brought together three drivers for a photo shoot aboard a $1.5 million luxury sports cruiser on Sydney Harbour. “Bathurst is one of those races where you need a lot of luck to go your way,” says Chaz Mostert who is chasing win number two. David Reynolds tells us matter-of-factly: “Everyone says the mountain chooses who it wants to win.” Four-time champion Jamie Whincup adds: This year will be challenging. Bathurst is a unique place, a unique race – anything can happen…”
Foxtel Magazine October Issue hits Australian subscriber homes from this week,