MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 27th May, 2020
FOXTEL AND NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
LAUNCH DREAMWORKS POP-UP CHANNEL FOR JUNE
In an Australian first Foxtel, in conjunction with NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN), will launch a DreamWorks pop-up channel for the month of June, offering all Foxtel residential customers exclusive access to the hugely popular content dedicated to kids and family entertainment television. The DreamWorks channel airs in eleven territories across Asia, Europe and the Middle East and now will extend to Australian audiences from Monday, 1st June.
The DreamWorks pop-up channel will offer Foxtel customers extra value to their subscription and provide families with hours of entertainment while isolating at home, with back-to-back television programming featuring the most loved DreamWorks characters.
The channel will be available on Foxtel (Channel 700) for all residential subscribers from Monday, 1st June to Tuesday, 30th June.
Amanda Laing, Commercial Officer, Foxtel Group, said: “This exclusive pop-up channel is a great opportunity for our loyal Foxtel viewers to discover and sample a range of new and exciting family content from the incredible DreamWorks creative team. We’re delighted to work together with our partners at NBCUniversal to provide this additional channel at no extra cost throughout June for our residential customers at a time we know Australians are watching more and more Foxtel at home.”
“We are excited to be able to extend our partnership with Foxtel to offer Australians this pop-up channel with 24-hour access to some of the best-known DreamWorks franchises and characters, bringing the magic of adventure and imagination to our screens,” said Chris Taylor, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks and Television Distribution, ANZ. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting time to be able to give Australians their fix of premium kids and family entertainment while isolating at home.”
For the whole month of June, Foxtel customers will be able to access a leading slate of signature DreamWorks TV shows that take them on a journey from the fantastical and colourful world of Poppy, Branch and all of the Troll Village in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!; to following Po in an epic adventure series, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, as he embarks on a journey to teach four mischievous panda cubs who are destined to save the world.
Viewers can join adrenaline-fueled snail, Turbo, and his snail crew in Turbo FAST; and follow Wally and his whip-smart best friend, Wenda, around the globe as they earn their stripes as members of the Worldwide Wanderer Society, taking on a variety of challenges, forming friendships, celebrating cultures and solving problems in Where’s Wally?.
And, in a quest to reach new heights and protect the world, Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters, will follow an ordinary teenager, Jim Lake Jr., as he plays a crucial role in the ancient battle of good and evil.
Subscribers will also enjoy hours of laughs and their daily dose of comedy with The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as the world-famous talking moose and flying squirrel bring their goofball antics to the screen available first on Foxtel. Meanwhile in Dawn of the Croods, the world’s first family navigate their way through modern-day life. And entertaining families across the country, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show will see the world’s smartest dog and his boy, Sherman, host their zany late-night comedy program, jam-packed with great musical acts and very special historical guests.
The DreamWorks pop-up channel will be available to all Foxtel residential subscribers on Channel 700 from Monday, 1st June to Tuesday, 30th June.