Media Release: Wednesday November 21, 2018
Foxtel and FOX CRICKET Premiere:
2 Nations 1 Obsession
A TWO-PART LIVE AND ON DEMAND DOCUMENTARY
SHOWCASING THE CRICKET RIVALRY BETWEEN
AUSTRALIA AND INDIA
Over two nights starting tonight, FOX CRICKET on Foxtel will host the world premiere of 2 Nations 1 Obsession – Cricket Australia’s two-part documentary series celebrating the epic cricketing rivalry between Australia and India, which will also be available to stream On Demand.
Directed by filmmaker Peter Dickson, 2 Nations, 1 Obsession will premiere exclusively on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel at 5.15pm Wednesday November 21, AEDT as a lead in to Australia’s first T20 International against India which will air on FOX CRICKET and in 4K on Foxtel 4K. The second instalment will air on FOX CRICKET on Thursday, November 22 at 8.30pm AEDT.
The series provides unique insights into of the great contests of the modern era, including the famous tied series of 1986 and Australia’s drought-breaking 2004 series win in India, and explores what makes the rivalry between the two nations so special.
The documentary will also reflect on India’s elevation from easy beats to cricket superpower and the meteoric rise of the Indian Premier League. Featuring interviews with key protagonists along with rarely-seen archive footage, this series will bring to life the pivotal contests that laid the foundation for one of cricket’s greatest rivalries.
Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell said: “We are delighted that 2 Nations, 1 Obsession will exclusively premiere on FOX CRICKET, Australia’s only dedicated cricket channel. The two part series will premiere on Wednesday, November 21 at 5.20pm and will be the perfect complement to our live coverage of India’s tour of Australia this summer as rivalries are rekindled across Test, ODI and T20 formats.”
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Dickson returns to cricket following his successful collaboration with Cricket Australia for last year’s ‘Forged in Fire’.
Commenting on the film series, Peter Dickson said: “For me and my team to be able to once again work on a feature cricket documentary in 2018 has been a tremendous thrill and challenge. 2 Nations 1 Obsession is not only a story about a rivalry on field between India and Australia, but a deep and at times emotional look at the game and its importance to the relationship between two nations who are culturally so different.”
Richard Ostroff, CRICKET AUSTRALIA PRODUCTIONS said: “The Australia v India cricket rivalry is growing into one of the biggest in world sport. We are thrilled to release this film on the eve of another epic contest between our two nations Pete and his team have done a wonderful job in bringing to life the stories of the great contests from the last 35 years. The film also explores the relationship between the two nations and our shared love of cricket.”
2 Nations, 1 Obsession
Episode 1: World Premiere on Wednesday, November 21 at 5.15pm AEDT on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel
Episode 2: Thursday, November 22 at 8.30pm AEDT on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel
Australia v India T20 International Series, LIVE, ad-break free during play on FOX CRICKET and in 4K on Foxtel 4K (Channel 444)
Game 1: Wednesday, November 21, Coverage starts6.15PM AEDT
Game 2: Friday, November 23, coverage from 6.15pm AEDT
Game 3: Sunday, November 25. Coverage from 6.15pm AEDT