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Foxtel Movies celebrates Australia Day with Aussies in Film Pop-Up From 6.00am Friday January 25 to Monday January 28 Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now

Media Release: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Foxtel Movies celebrates Australia Day
with Aussies in Film Pop-Up
From 6.00am Friday January 25 to Monday January 28
Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now

Click here to view Aussies in Film promo

Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Margot Robbie, Eric Bana, Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger, Rose Byrne, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette, Rebel Wilson, Joel Edgerton, Sam Worthington, Liam Hemsworth, Abbie Cornish, Guy Pearce, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts,
Hugo Weaving, Radha Mitchell and Kylie Minogue…the list of Australian talent that Hollywood loves goes on!

Foxtel Movies is celebrating ‘Aussies in Film’ this Australia Day long weekend with the biggest titles featuring our most coveted stars, screening across four days from 6.00am Friday January 25 to Monday January 28 2019.

The ‘Aussies in Film’ pop-up showcases the movies that propelled our home grown talent to mega stardom, from Thor: Ragnarok, The Greatest Showman, I Tonya, Bridesmaids, 10 Things I Hate About You, Braveheart, Black Hawk Down, The Impossible , Moulin Rouge, Pitch Perfect 3,
Avatar, X-Men, 12 Strong and the Baz Luhrmann epic, Australia.

This Australia Day Long weekend get your fix of ‘Aussies in Film’ on Channel 404, available to Foxtel Movies and Platinum subscribers in HD – all titles available to stream On Demand via FoxFlicks on internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now.

Foxtel’s ‘Aussies in Film’ pop-up includes some of the following worldwide hit movie titles featuring our favourite local personalities:

Thor: Ragnorak (2017)
Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett and Tom Hiddleston.

The Greatest Showman (2017)
Inspired by the legend of P.T. Barnum, step right up into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams & Zac Efron.

Bridesmaids (2011)
It’s girl power when Kristen Wiig stars as Annie, a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her closest friend and a group of colourful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Also starring Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson.

Black Hawk Down (2001)
True account of the disastrous US raid to capture a Somali warlord in 1993. When the mission goes wrong elite forces must fight their way out. Starring Eric Bana, Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor.

I, Tonya (2018)
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.

Braveheart (1995)
Best Picture Winner 1996. The story of William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen against the tyranny of England’s King Edward in the 13th century. Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and James Robinson.

The Insider (1999)
This emotionally charged film recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry, publicly exposing the truth about cigarettes in a 60 Minutes interview. Starring Russell Crowe, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer.

Avatar (2009)
An Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, is sent to an exotic planet and finds himself torn between two worlds. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s quirky tale. Born in his ’80s Benjamin attempts to meet the love of his life before he regresses to childhood. Starring Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton.

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
After the highs of winning the World Champs, the Bellas found themselves split apart and jobless. But when they get their chance for one last tour, they come together again! Starring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Ruby Rose.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Dating is out for Bianca until her rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat finds a beau, so Bianca’s would-be boyfriend sets Kat up with another rebel who might win her heart. Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

It Comes at Night (2017)
A family lives securely in a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world. The arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge brings paranoia. Starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough.

12 Strong (2018)
After 9/11, the first U.S. Special Forces team is sent to Afghanistan, where they must convince the Northern Alliance to join forces with them to fight the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.

Australia (2008)
To save her property from takeover, an English aristocrat hires a rugged drover to herd her cattle to Darwin. Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Ben Mendelsohn.

Swinging Safari (2018)
Set in 1970s Australia, follow a crucial, comical week in the early adolescence of a boy and girl in an Australian beach suburb, framed by an extraordinary event. Starring Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell, Asher Keddie and Jeremy Sims.

Paranoia (2013)
When he’s put in place to spy on his boss’s old mentor, Adam enjoys the perks but soon realises he’s only a pawn in the corporate game and about to pay a dangerous price. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.

X-Men (2000)
Born into a world of prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers under the tutelage of Professor X, the outcasts learn to harness their powers to protect mankind from the evil Magneto. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Behind the red velvet curtain, the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge, a world that celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and above all things, love. Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Kylie Minogue and David Wenham.

For more information, please visit foxtelmovies.com.au

-Brad

Love Actually kicks off 12 Days of Christmas on Foxtel Movies Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now From 6.00am Friday December 14 – Christmas Day

Media Release: Friday December 14, 2018

Love Actually kicks off
12 Days of Christmas on Foxtel Movies
Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now
From 6.00am Friday December 14 – Christmas Day

Foxtel’s 12 Days of Christmas pop up starts today with Love Actually kicking off a line-up of the biggest and most nostalgic titles in the lead up to Christmas – all available to stream On Demand on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.

Join in the Christmas movie countdown from 6am today (Friday December 14) until Christmas Day (Tuesday December 25 2018) and get into the spirit with the all-time, all-star romantic comedy hits Love Actually (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Kiera Knightly), The Holiday (Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black) and The Family Stone (Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdam, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson)

Christmas movie lovers still can’t get enough of Elf’s (Will Ferrel) shenanigans from the North Pole to the big city, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s antics in Jingle All the Way, or Kevin McCallister’s (Macaulay Culkin) escapades when he’s Home Alone. And Christmas Eve wouldn’t be the same without a little Bruce Willis action in Die Hard, nor the holidays without Chevy Chase and his National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

Don’t forget to laugh yourself silly with the recently released Bad Mom’s 2 (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell) and Daddy’s Home 2 (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell). And sprinkle on a few animations that bring that Christmas magic to life including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

FoxFlicks On Demand also features over 70 movie titles on the Christmas is Coming and Merry Me Christmas Movies playlists. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be thankful for your own family and wondering what maple syrup really is like on spaghetti as you binge the best and most outrageous Christmas movies on offer.

The 12 Days of Christmas Movie Pop Up will screen the following festive favourites in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on Channel 404 and On Demand via FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Movies:

Friday December 14: Love Actually (2003)
Love’s causing chaos all over London. Even the PM is smitten. Ten separate stories intertwine in a Christmas Eve climax in this romantic comedy that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.

Saturday December 15: Elf (2003)
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Stars Will Ferrell and James Caan.

Sunday December 16: Die Hard (1988)
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection – an off duty cop with only a service revolver. Stars Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

Monday December 17: Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Jeffrey Tambour.

Tuesday December 18: The Family Stone (2005)
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson and many more.

Wednesday December 19: The Santa Claus (1994)
A divorced dad accidentally knocks off Santa and inherits his job. He gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elves who run the North Pole, while trying to hide it all from his family. Stars Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold.

Thursday December 20: Home Alone (1990)
An 8-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone in the Christmas holidays by his family and ends up using all his wits to foil two dastardly thieves. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Friday December 21: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.

Saturday December 22: The Polar Express (2004)
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Voices of Tom Hanks and Chris Coppola.

Sunday December 23: Jingle All the Way (1996)
It’s right before Christmas and high-powered businessman Howard Langston is fighting a shopping war in order to buy his son the hottest action figure of the season, Turbo Man. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, James Belushi and Phil Hartman.

Monday December 24: Fred Claus (2007)
Santa’s brother Fred, who has lost belief in Christmas, discovers that a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever. Stars Vince Vaughn, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks and Kathy Bates.

Tuesday December 25: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Six-year old Susan had doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. In this new holiday miracle, a little girl discovers her dreams can come true if you really believe. Stars Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins and Richard Attenborough.

Additional titles on the Foxtel Movies Pop Up include:

The Holiday (2006)
Iris is in love with a man who is marrying another woman. Across the globe, Amanda, realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Bad Moms 2 (2017)
In addition to hosting their own mothers, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Susan Sarandon.

Home Alone 2: Lost New York (1992)
(1992) One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Tells the tale of the magical journey that led to the creation of “A Christmas Carol” forever changing the holiday season we celebrate today. Stars Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens.

Gremlins (1984)
Hilarious, subversive and wickedly scary film about Gizmo the mogwai, a cuddly critter that multiplies with savage consequences. Great special effects and amazingly realistic mechanical creatures. Stars Zach
Galligan and Phoebe Cates.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Animation voiced by Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)
After Mariah sees a puppy, she knows what she wants for Christmas. She must prove that she can dog-sit the worst dog! Voices of Mariah Carey and Henry Winkler.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki.

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

Wentworth Set to Return! Foxtel commissions a further 20 episode

Wentworth Set to Return!
Foxtel commissions a further 20 episodes

Foxtel today announced AACTA and TV Week Logie award winning drama Wentworth has been commissioned for a further 20 episodes. The history-making announcement will see Australia’s longest running one hour drama series remain on air until 2021.

A seventh season is currently in post-production and will screen in 2019. Season eight is supported by Film Victoria and will commence production next year.

A Fremantle production, Wentworth a re-imagining of the original Prisoner series, launched in 2013 and has been a global phenomenon with over 140 territories including United Kingdom, France, Canada, Finland, Israel and Macedonia screening the series and adaptations produced in four countries.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said: “Foxtel is proud and delighted to confirm a further 20 episodes of Wentworth. The renewal of this much loved drama is testament to Foxtel’s unwavering commitment to Australian story-telling.

“Wentworth has captivated audiences in Australia and all over the world with its gritty nail-biting storylines, remarkable performances by an extensive ensemble cast and high production values. The commissioning of these additional episodes will see it reach an extraordinary 100 episodes”.

Fremantle CEO Asia Pacific, Chris Oliver-Taylor, said: “Foxtel have nurtured and supported the confronting world of Wentworth beautifully through its first seven award-winning series and we are thrilled to be producing another 20 episodes with them. Jo Porter and Pino Amenta lead an exceptionally creative production team with Marcia Gardiner at the helm of our brilliant writing team. Wentworth is a premium global drama for Fremantle and the news of Series 8 will be celebrated around the world.”

Victorian Minister for Creative industries, Martin Foley, said: “Wentworth is a shining star of Victoria’s incredibly strong screen industry. It’s a series that has contributed $80 million to Victoria’s economy and created over 550 jobs each season since 2012. We are proud to support it through Film Victoria and look forward to more quality storylines, more strong, authentic and diverse female characters, and to creating more jobs for Victorians behind and in front of camera.”

Wentworth created history being the first Australian drama to win both the Most Outstanding Drama and Most Popular Drama Logies for series 5 bringing the total number of Logie Awards to six, along with four AACTA Awards and four ASTRA Awards.

When Season 7 of Wentworth returns to FOX Showcase in 2019 the prison is on the brink of imploding as the fiery confrontation between the two emerging titans, Rita and Marie, is imminent after the season 6 bloody finale.

-Brad

12 Days of Christmas on Foxtel Movies Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now From 6.00am Friday December 14 – Christmas Day

12 Days of Christmas on Foxtel Movies
Watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now
From 6.00am Friday December 14 – Christmas Day

Christmas movie lovers! It’s that time of the year again, when Foxtel Movies stuffs your stocking full with its 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up Movie event – with all titles available to stream On Demand on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now just in time to lift your holiday spirits.

Join in the Christmas movie countdown from 6am Friday December 14 until Christmas Day (Tuesday December 25 2018) and reminisce over the silly season with a sensational selection of Christmas movies that keep on giving.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be thankful for your own family and wondering what maple syrup really is like on spaghetti as you binge the best and most outrageous Christmas movies on offer.

Get into the spirit with the all-time, all-star romantic comedy hits Love Actually (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Kiera Knightly), The Holiday (Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black) and The Family Stone (Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdam, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson)

Christmas movie lovers still can’t get enough of Elf’s (Will Ferrel) shenanigans from the North Pole to the big city, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s antics in Jingle All the Way, or Kevin McCallister’s (Macaulay Culkin) escapades when he’s Home Alone. And Christmas Eve wouldn’t be the same without a little Bruce Willis action in Die Hard, nor the holidays without Chevy Chase and his National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

Don’t forget to laugh yourself silly with the recently released Bad Mom’s 2 (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell) and Daddy’s Home 2 (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell). And sprinkle on a few animations that bring that Christmas magic to life including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

FoxFlicks On Demand also features over 70 movie titles on the Christmas is Coming and Merry Me Christmas Movies playlists.

The 12 Days of Christmas Movie Pop Up will screen the following festive favourites in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on Channel 404 and On Demand via FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Movies:

Friday December 14: Love Actually (2003)
Love’s causing chaos all over London. Even the PM is smitten. Ten separate stories intertwine in a Christmas Eve climax in this romantic comedy that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.

Saturday December 15: Elf (2003)
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Stars Will Ferrell and James Caan.

Sunday December 16: Die Hard (1988)
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection – an off duty cop with only a service revolver. Stars Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

Monday December 17: Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Jeffrey Tambour.

Tuesday December 18: The Family Stone (2005)
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson and many more.

Wednesday December 19: The Santa Claus (1994)
A divorced dad accidentally knocks off Santa and inherits his job. He gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elves who run the North Pole, while trying to hide it all from his family. Stars Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold.

Thursday December 20: Home Alone (1990)
An 8-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone in the Christmas holidays by his family and ends up using all his wits to foil two dastardly thieves. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Friday December 21: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.

Saturday December 22: The Polar Express (2004)
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Voices of Tom Hanks and Chris Coppola.

Sunday December 23: Jingle All the Way (1996)
It’s right before Christmas and high-powered businessman Howard Langston is fighting a shopping war in order to buy his son the hottest action figure of the season, Turbo Man. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, James Belushi and Phil Hartman.

Monday December 24: Fred Claus (2007)
Santa’s brother Fred, who has lost belief in Christmas, discovers that a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever. Stars Vince Vaughn, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks and Kathy Bates.

Tuesday December 25: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Six-year old Susan had doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. In this new holiday miracle, a little girl discovers her dreams can come true if you really believe. Stars Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins and Richard Attenborough.

Additional titles on the Foxtel Movies Pop Up include:

The Holiday (2006)
Iris is in love with a man who is marrying another woman. Across the globe, Amanda, realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Bad Moms 2 (2017)
In addition to hosting their own mothers, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Susan Sarandon.

Home Alone 2: Lost New York (1992)
(1992) One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Tells the tale of the magical journey that led to the creation of “A Christmas Carol” forever changing the holiday season we celebrate today. Stars Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens.

Gremlins (1984)
Hilarious, subversive and wickedly scary film about Gizmo the mogwai, a cuddly critter that multiplies with savage consequences. Great special effects and amazingly realistic mechanical creatures. Stars Zach
Galligan and Phoebe Cates.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Animation voiced by Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)
After Mariah sees a puppy, she knows what she wants for Christmas. She must prove that she can dog-sit the worst dog! Voices of Mariah Carey and Henry Winkler.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki.

-Brad

Summer is coming! Foxtel unveils epic programming line-up

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Summer is coming!

Foxtel unveils epic programming line-up

With summer about to arrive, Foxtel has revealed an upcoming slate of programming from Australia and around the world, from the best in sport, drama, lifestyle and entertainment as well as factual, news, kids and movies.

Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “As the year winds down, Foxtel is taking it up a notch with a wide range of new and returning series across entertainment, factual and lifestyle available to watch and stream. Our movie line-up is always a huge hit over summer, and we have a great line-up of pop up channels and blockbusters titles to look forward to. Viewers will also be treated to plenty of live sport, music specials and kids programming.

“Our on demand offering also means there’s an abundance of must-watch content to catch up and discover over the summer break. With more than 1000 movies to stream at any time and over 100 complete drama series at your fingertips, this summer is the perfect time for Foxtel.”

It wouldn’t be summer without cricket, and Foxtel will be bringing viewers the biggest and best line-up of cricket ever offered in the one place and available in 4K. Catch all the action from every home soil Australian Test Match, the KFC Big Bash League and the One Day Internationals against India live in HD, 4K and ad break free. Other sporting events to watch out for include the NBA Boxing Day line-up and the AFC Asian Cup.

Headlining Foxtel’s drama schedule this summer are a number of new and exclusive programmes including the epic three-part drama series War of the Worlds, HBO’s Succession, teen drama Roswell, New Mexico and the Sky Italia Original The Miracle. These new dramas will complement a strong line up of returning series including True Detective S3, Mr Mercedes S2, Victoria S3 and Luther S5. Foxtel will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of what has been hailed “the greatest television drama of all time” – The Sopranos – with every season available to stream On Demand in January.

Movie buffs are in for an unrivalled experience this summer with over 1000 premium On Demand titles available to stream on Fox Flicks (iQ3 and iQ4 boxes) and 24 hour a day content across Foxtel’s linear movie channels. Special movie events include Fox Flicks playlists Christmas is Coming and Merry Me, pop-up movie channels A Taste of India to celebrate India’s cricket tour of Australia, 12 Days of Christmas and Aussies in Film for Australia Day, plus special channel programming including Romance Advent Calendar and Disney Summer Favourites.

Foxtel Movies will also showcase the best of the AACTA Awards – which takes place in December and this year marks the 60th Anniversary of AFI | AACTA – with a week of the best nominated and winning Australian titles including The Sapphires, Red Dog, The Water Diviner, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Muriel’s Wedding, Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby, Hacksaw Ridge and Mad Max.

There is a huge line-up of lifestyle and factual content, including new local crime series Ron Iddles: The Good Cop. This 6-part Foxtel Original series follows Ron Iddles, arguably the best Homicide detective Australia has ever known, as he takes us behind the scenes of his most challenging murder cases. Foxtel will also premiere Bushfire Wars, a new local production that tells the story of the men and women who risk their lives fighting bushfires. The eight-part series is a world-first as specially ‘fire trained’ camera crews go into the field alongside the firefighters to capture the action.

Entertainment is covered with returning favourites Top Chef, Vanderpump Rules and Million Dollar Listing LA sitting alongside new series Lindsay Lohan: Paradise Boss, spin-off series America’s Got Talent: Champions, and Game of Thrones fan show Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones ahead of the eighth and final season of the global television phenomenon in 2019.

Foxtel is also the home of awards shows, bringing viewers live and exclusive coverage of the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, all in January.

-Brad

‘Tis the season to be grateful Five of Foxtel’s brightest stars reflect on a stellar year What’s inside the December issue of Foxtel magazine?


‘Tis the season to be grateful
Five of Foxtel’s brightest stars reflect on a stellar year
What’s inside the December issue of Foxtel magazine?

Five of the hottest Foxtel talents of 2018/2019 celebrate the year that was – from Gold Logie nominee Andrew Winter to sporting legend Brett Lee, Australian screen icon Susie Porter, certified heart-throb David Berry and respected political commentator Laura Jayes.

After kicking one career goal after another in 2018 with Selling Houses Australia and Love It Or List It Australia, Winter is pretty content. “I’ve got the job I love and I just want to continue with that until I retire!” says the affable Englishman.

Christmas at the Lee house inevitably includes a game or two of backyard cricket – which the star admits gets more than a little competitive! “We have some pretty epic games,” he says with a laugh. “There’s no love lost when there’s cricket on in the Lee backyard!”

With a return to A Place to Call Home and a role in hot time-travel series Outlander, Berry has had quite a year. “I feel like I’m hitting my stride,” he says. “As an actor, you always have to relish the moments that you’re in work, because it’s such a privilege, and even more so when
you’re on two shows at the same time. So I’m very thankful for that.”

Wentworth newcomer Porter says she’s grateful for chance to play formidable crime figure Marie Winter. “I had watched [Wentworth] on a plane and remember thinking, ‘Wow, what a great show! God, I’d love to be part of that,’” she tells us.

For Jayes, co-host of Sky News breakfast programs First Edition and AM Agenda, life’s a juggling act, with daughter Sophie, 18 months. “I find her to be such a joy and it makes everything really worth it,” says Jayes. “It makes your job so much more satisfying.”

As India embarks on a Test tour here this month, FOX CRICKET commentator Adam ‘Gilly’ Gilchrist (pictured below) tells Foxtel magazine he can’t wait for the action.
“Rarely has there been any question mark over whether Australia would win a home Test series, such has been their stranglehold over visiting teams. Sport is at its greatest when you can’t predict the result, and we have that this summer.”

-Brad

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