Media Release: Wednesday October 23, 2019
Foxtel launches two exclusive Ultra HD Channels for Movies and Sports in 4K
Foxtel also refreshes Movies offering plus new channel Foxtel Movies Kids
Foxtel continues to be the leading innovator within the Australian television industry launching two dedicated Ultra HD Channels on November 7 – Foxtel Movies Ultra HD (Ch 400) and FOX SPORTS Ultra HD (Ch 508) – with the hottest movies and live sport.
Also on November 7 Foxtel launches a new movie channel, Foxtel Movies Kids (Ch 403), and refreshes its movies offering with 11 exclusive dedicated Movies channels including the new Ultra HD Movies Channel.
The Foxtel Movies offering has the best movies all in one place, shown ad break free and in HD, with thousands of hours of movies on demand to enjoy at the touch of a button.
Foxtel Movies Ultra HD is the place to experience blockbusters, family favourites and all time classics in Ultra HD. Movies premiering at launch include this year’s latest hits Aquaman and Bumblebee, as well as popular titles Deadpool 2, The Predator, Star Trek, movie franchises including Batman plus The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Mission Impossible, all eight Harry Potter movies as well as the two Fantastic Beasts movies, and many more.
In 2019, Foxtel televised over 250 live sporting events in Ultra HD including: every day of the Domain Test series, every match of the Gillette ODI and T20INTL series and selected KFC BBL games; every race of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™; every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup; selected games of the 2019 Telstra NRL, 2019 Toyota AFL premiership and 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby, 2018/19 Hyundai A-league; plus a whole lot more.
Moving forward all this content will now be on a dedicated FOX SPORTS Ultra HD channel, kicking off with our summer of cricket and Australia v Chile women’s Football match on November 9. Ultra HD sports content is supplied by FOX SPORTS and other channel partners.
Foxtel Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “After introducing Australia’s first Ultra HD channel in 2018, Foxtel has continued its commitment to delivering the best in television and entertainment with the launch of two new dedicated Ultra HD channels in 4K for Sports and Movies.
“These new channels follow the success of our Ultra HD sports broadcasts starting with the 2018 Supercars at Bathurst, followed by a complete summer of Cricket, and the exclusive coverage of every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup in 2019. We’re now excited to expand our Ultra HD channels into Movies and be the first broadcaster to offer a dedicated 4K home cinema experience.
“Foxtel’s plans for November 7 are an overall revitalisation of Foxtel’s Entertainment and Movies offering with the launch of four new and exclusive FOX Entertainment channels and a refreshed Foxtel Movies service including a new family movie channel, Foxtel Movies Kids.”
Foxtel Movies has a movie for every mood with everything from Hollywood classics, action, comedy, romance, thriller, and family movies to the biggest blockbusters across 10 genre based Movie Channels including current channels Foxtel Movies Premiere, Family, Action, Comedy, Romance, Greats and Thriller, new channel Foxtel Movies Kids, and the refreshed channels Foxtel Movies Drama, Hits and Ultra HD from November 7.
Foxtel Movies Kids promises to be a world of fun all in one safe place. Key content at launch will include kids’ favourites Shaun the Sheep, Storks, Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit, Duck Duck Goose, Adventures of Elmo in Grouch Land, Early Man and many more. More titles will continue to be added weekly once the channel launches on November 7 including Happy Feet, the Air Bud franchise, and Chicken Run.
The new Foxtel Movies Kids channel will complement the hugely popular Foxtel Movies Family channel home to favourite animations including Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Megamind, Shark Tale, and Monsters Vs Aliens as well as the biggest family franchises including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, Home Alone, the latest new family films like The Kid Who Would Be King, A Dog’s Way Home and coming in December The Lego Movie 2, Ballerina, Yogi Bear, The Simpsons Movie, Free Willy and many more.
Foxtel Movies Ultra HD is now included as part of the Movies HD subscription; and Fox Sports Ultra HD is now included as part of the Sports HD subscription. Access to Foxtel’s Ultra HD channels requires an iQ4 set-top-box and a compatible 4K TV.
Foxtel’s new channels commencing on November 7 include replacements for Foxtel 4K UHD, 111 Funny, TV Hits, Disney Movies, Movies Masterpiece and Movies More.
Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au