Foxtel (General Discussion)


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Cynthia Whelan will be appointed chairman of Foxtel, the AFR reports.

Ms Whelan replaces Robert Nason, who has been Foxtel chairman since June 2012.

Ms. Whelen has been on the board since September last year.

Foxtel’s board Whelen and dealin’


Foxtel question
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#3

The Australian reports that Foxtel has launched a specific sports-focused broadband bundle that will cost $99 a month for 200GB of monthly download data and access to the company’s Entertainment and Sports packages.

Foxtel will also make its sporting content available on Foxtel’s internet streaming service Play from as little as $39 a month.

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Foxtel bundles more


#4

200gb, what do I do for the Internet on the 2nd?


#5

Foxtel has combined the launch of its 2017 winter sports season with a special offer from Foxtel Broadband that bundles sport and entertainment with its broadband service. From today, new customers can sign up to Foxtel’s 200GB broadband and home phone service and get access to Foxtel’s Sports and Entertainment packs for $99 per month.

The offer features 12 sports channels including FoxSports 1-5, Fox Footy, beIN Sports 1-3, ESPN 1-2 and Eurosport. Subscribers can watch every game of every round live and ad-break free during play across NRL and AFL, as well as every race, practice and qualifying session live of Formula 1 and Supercars.

Customers on this offer will get to enjoy Foxtel’s brand new sports channel dedicated to NRL coverage. The new Fox League channel launching on 27 February will be a new 24-hour channel covering the 2017 NRL Premiership along with professional commentary shows and programs featuring the game’s history and heritage.

In addition, the bundle comes with 45 popular entertainment channels including FOX8, UKTV, Arena, TVH!TS, Lifestyle, National Geographic, Nick Jr., SkyNews and more.

“Foxtel’s Sports, Entertainment and Broadband bundle represents incredible value for sports fans and broadband users,” said Peter Tonagh, Foxtel CEO.

“Entertainment continues to be a major differentiator among broadband providers and I believe our special sport and broadband bundle is unmatched in terms of breadth and quality of Australian and global sport. It couldn’t come at a better time for sports fans as we get ready to kick off the 2017 winter sports season.”


#6

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/news-corp-makes-giant-700m-writedown-on-foxtel-and-australian-newspapers-2017-2


#7

@David

Interesting. Even moreso considering there’s belief Foxtel is about to get a MASSIVE overhaul in coming months and this could include new corporate name, logo, the whole kit and kaboodle.


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Two men who streamed the Anthony Mundine v Danny Green fight live on Facebook have offered almost identical apologies after warnings of legal action from Foxtel.


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Qantas Wi-Fi to get a workout with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on board

Qantas customers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017.

With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight Wi-Fi, Qantas will offer customers video and audio streaming when the service is switched on its first domestic aircraft in late February this year. The rest of the airline’s fleet of domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft will follow from mid-2017 onwards.*

The faster connection speeds – which enable streaming – are made possible through the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service and represents a significant upgrade over older satellite technology accessed by most airlines around the world. The service uses idle data capacity, with the signal reaching the aircraft as it flies through the satellite’s 101 spot beams across Australia.

Qantas Group Executive of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth, said that fast, free internet will open up a huge range of options for customers inflight.

“We know that email, online shopping and general web browsing will be popular uses when we switch on Wi-Fi, but what a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows or watch movies they didn’t get to see at the cinema,” said Mrs Wirth.

“Foxtel and Netflix both have huge catalogues that are expanding all the time, so there will be no shortage of entertainment on board.

“The usage data from the collection of albums we already have on our aircraft shows that music is a great way for passengers to relax as they watch the world fly by. Spotify will open this up so you can listen to virtually any song you like,” she added.

While Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify are all paid subscription services, they will offer free access to Qantas customers on and off the aircraft for between three days and one month after their Qantas flight. Specifically:

Foxtel will offer three days free access to its Foxtel app every time a customer flies, allowing customers to stream live sports, news and TV shows as well as its full range of on-demand content. No sign-up to a subscription is required.
Netflix will offer new customers access to the entire Netflix service as part of a 30-day free trial. Existing Netflix members only need to log in to continue watching at no extra charge.
Spotify will offer a 30 day free trial of its Premium music service, which has no ads, shuffle play and unlimited skips.

(Note – both Netflix and Spotify require customers to sign-up to a subscription to access the free trial.)

Customers will log on to the Qantas inflight Wi-Fi via their own devices, and will be greeted by a landing page with a range of options (see attached images). As well as links to access Netflix, Spotify and Foxtel, this page will feature real-time flight data; hotel, restaurant and transport options at your destination; the latest weather; and personalised information linked to your itinerary and Frequent Flyer account. Streaming of Sky News Australia will also be available.

Qantas is in discussion with a range of content partners on ways to improve the on board experience using
Wi-Fi.

In November 2016, Qantas installed ViaSat satellite-receiving equipment on its first 737 to be Wi-Fi enabled. Hardware and software testing is underway on this aircraft, ahead of the service being switched on for customers soon.

*Qantas is also currently in talks with suppliers to extend Wi-Fi services onto its international and regional (QantasLink) fleets to develop a product that can overcome a number of technical, performance and coverage challenges, including options for Wi-Fi over large stretches over water, which will deliver a quality service that meets the expectations of Qantas’ customers.

COMMENTS FROM CONTENT PARTNERS

FOXTEL

Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television at Foxtel said, “We are delighted to be able to extend our partnership with Qantas to support this great new service for passengers. With access to Foxtel both while flying and on the ground afterwards, Qantas passengers will enjoy some of the best live and on-demand content that Foxtel has to offer.

“Qantas passengers will also have access to Foxtel’s deep and extensive library of new and returning signature drama and entertainment programming. In February and March alone these include HBO’s highly anticipated new drama Big Little Lies, staring Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon, The Walking Dead, Call the Midwife, The Real Housewives of Sydney, Selling Houses Australia, The Flash, Arrow, Divorce, The Mick, Gogglebox and much more, plus all past episodes of blockbusters such as Game of Thrones”.

NETFLIX

“Qantas is at the forefront of providing free and fast inflight wi-fi to their Australian customers,” said Bill Holmes, Netflix’s global head of business development. “Now passengers can settle in and enjoy The Crown, Black Mirror and more shows and movies on their own devices, whenever they want.”

SPOTIFY spotify.com/qantas

“Travel is an experience made better with music and at 40,000 feet music fans will now be able to access all their favourite Spotify playlists or discover a world of music from our catalogue of over 30 million tracks,” said Kate Vale, Managing Director at Spotify Australia & New Zealand.

“We are excited to be working with Qantas on innovating and enhancing the customer experience in-flight by offering access to Spotify’s award-winning service on Wi-Fi enabled Qantas flights,” she added.


#11

http://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/sport-focus/2017/02/21/foxtel-sport-package/


#12

Guys,

I have a bet with a guy at work about what is the most popular package on Foxtel.

I say it is the sport package, while he reckons it is the kids package.

I have asked Foxtel on their community forums and they really did not give me a good answer.

Does anyone have any facts?

Jase


#13

No facts, but you’d have to think in the Winter months the Sports package would kill it.


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Something for everyone on Foxtel in April
Wentworth returns, Geoffrey Rush comes to television,
Two Pop-Up channels and
Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres

Huge slate of new and returning shows in April
Available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

This April Foxtel delivers a mammoth line-up of TV and entertainment with the latest in drama, sport, lifestyle, comedy, Australian content, music, movies, kids and factual shows. All of these new and returning shows are conveniently offered in one place – available to watch either live or on demand – from Foxtel’s iQ, or stream instantly on Foxtel Play.

“In addition to our huge range of Award-winning series, unparalleled live sports, exclusive HBO shows, and fascinating real life stories, Foxtel is offering two new Pop Up channels in April; a whole channel devoted to the Golf US Masters and another to the X-Men Movie Franchise. Foxtel is a leader in television with the widest selection of new and returning shows – more than any other provider – delivered either on the iQ set-top-box or streamed online through Foxtel Play,” said Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television.

TV WEEK Logie Award and AACTA-Award winning drama Wentworth returns for a fifth season, on showcase Tuesdays from April 4 at 8.30pm. This bold and confronting series is Foxtel’s longest running Australia drama, with a devoted fan base here and around the world. Wentworth season 5 stars an incredible cast featuring Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Sigrid Thornton, Celia Ireland, Katrina Milosevic, Shareena Clanton, Robbie Magasiva, Tammy MacIntosh, Kate Jenkinson, Bernard Curry, and Socratis Otto.

From Academy Award-winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Australia’s Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, Genius is the story of how Albert became Einstein. This 10-part drama series goes beyond the halls of academia to explore Albert’s (played by Rush) struggles to be a good husband and father, a man of principle, and to expose his daringly creative mind during a period of global unrest. Genius premieres exclusively on National Geographic Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US.

Shots Fired – the drama event series examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern US town – premieres exclusively on showcase, Mondays from April 10 at 8.30pm. Shots Fired stars Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt, alongside Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Stephen Moyer, and provides an explosive autopsy of the US criminal justice system.

The Leftovers starring Justin Theroux, Live Tyler, and Amy Brenneman returns for a third season on showcase, Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm. The Leftovers is made by HBO and this final season is set in Australia following the lives of the Garvey family who are still suffering the aftershock from a global incident where 2 percent of the world’s population inexplicably vanished – 140 million people, gone in an instant.

One of the most highly anticipated and iconic games on the AFL calendar every year is the ANZAC Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood and FOX FOOTY will have every minute of the action LIVE and in high definition from the MCG. Catch the pre-game show with the best interviews and analysis before the big match kicks off at 2.30pm on Tuesday April 25.

World no. 1 Jason Day and 2013 US Masters Champion Adam Scott, will lead a strong Australian contingent when Augusta National Golf Club hosts the US Masters, from Friday April 7 to Monday April 10. FOX SPORTS will be the home of golf’s most prestigious major, with a 24/7 dedicated US Masters Pop Up Channel offering golf fans round-the-clock coverage and interactive features. The Masters launch another huge year of golf on FOX SPORTS, with LIVE coverage of all four majors in 2017.

The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Easter Triple Header on FOX LEAGUE is a jam-packed Easter long weekend kicking off on Friday April 14 at 4pm, when the Bulldogs take on the Rabbitohs, before the Knights vs the Roosters at 6pm, followed by a highly anticipated all-Queensland showdown extending the Good Friday action, when the Broncos play host to the Titans 6pm. All Rugby League games on FOX LEAGUE are LIVE, ad break free and in HD.

The new seventh season of Grand Designs Australia opens with a one hour special Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia, premiering Thursday April 20 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle. Set in historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud discuss their favourite Australian grand designs from over the 60 houses Peter has documented. Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres Thursdays from April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Veep returns for its sixth season on showcase, Wednesdays from April 26 at 8.30pm Express from the US. The comedy takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of politics, following the day-to-day existence of the former VP and one-time President Selina Meyer. Veep stars Emmy Award-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus alongside Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.

Silicon Valley season 4 premieres only on The Comedy Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US. From Producers Mike Judge, Alec Berg and Michael Rotenberg, season 4 promises a variety of sharp, irreverent and hilarious drama for viewers as the Pied Piper geeks continue their mission to change the world as they fumble along the road to tech success. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J Miller, Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani with new guest stars appearing throughout the season.

X-Men fans unite! Foxtel Movies is the X-Men headquarters this Easter Long Weekend with a dedicated X-Men Movie Pop Up Channel. Tune into Channel 400 from Friday April 14 at 6am to Monday April 17 and experience all of the extraordinary X-Men films in one incredible location and in HD. From the original blockbusters to The Wolverine and the smash-hit-release Deadpool, you’ll be immersed in non-stop action with every mutant adventure.

Now in its tenth year, CMC ROCKS QLD is the largest international country music festival in the southern hemisphere. Held in Ipswich over an incredible three days, the festival features some of the biggest names in both local and international country music including Little Big Town, Kip Moore, and Dixie Chicks. Join host Morgan Evans for all the highlights from the festival, filled to the brim with world class country music, live performances, interviews and more on Wednesday April 12 at 8.30pm, only on CMC.

Tune in to MAX from 12pm Friday April 14 to the evening of Monday April 17 to see the 1000 Greatest Songs Of All Time, a musical must-see this Easter long weekend only on Foxtel. The greatest countdown event will be hosted by none other than the iconic Australian music critic, journalist and record producer, Molly Meldrum.

The Surgery Ship is a new Australian factual series premiering Tuesdays from April 18 at 7.30pm on Nat Geo People. Join the courageous Aussie doctors and nurses on board the ‘Africa Mercy’ surgery ship, as they provide lifesaving medical treatments to one of the most disadvantaged areas in Africa doing the impossible over only one year. These volunteer doctors and nurses are heading straight for the biggest medical and ethical challenge of their lives. Ahead lies unbelievable illnesses and a dramatic journey unfolds as they deal with life and death cases balancing the fates of these patients in their hands.

60 Days In: Atlanta is the follow up to the hugely popular 60 Days In season 1 premiering Wednesdays from April 26 at 9.30pm on the CI Network. In season 2 our innocent volunteers enter Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail, one of the most dangerous facilities in America. With five times the number of inmates as previous seasons, rampant drug problems, a powerful gang population and the constant threat of violence, innocent participants plunge deeper into this dangerous world of incarceration.

For the first time, HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS in The Untold History, premiering Tuesdays from April 25 at 9.30pm. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South-East Asia, the small and little-understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate. The Australian SAS: The Untold History is part of HISTORY’s ANZAC Day line-up only on Foxtel.

The new Disney movie Tangled: Before Ever After will be available as a sneak peek on the Foxtel Kids App one week before its premiere on the Disney Channel, Friday May 5 at 7pm. Voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, Tangled: Before Ever After follows Rapunzel as she grapples with both the new responsibilities of being princess, the overprotective ways of her father, and her expectation to immediately marry Eugene and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, Rapunzel embarks on a secret adventure with a little help from her friends.


#15

Foxtel Secures 19 Nominations in the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards

For the second year in a row Foxtel has secured an outstanding 19 nominations for the 59th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017, including a staggering 14 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas, three for its lifestyle and factual shows, and two for its leading news and sports coverage.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “These 19 nominations from across the platform for the TV WEEK Logie Awards have been earned by the talented creative team we have at Foxtel, as well as the quality actors, actresses and presenters we’ve been fortunate enough to work with in producing these television programs. To see returning seasons of Wentworth, A Place To Call Home, Gogglebox Australia, and Selling Houses Australia continue to pull in the nominations makes me very proud of our local content, and cements the resonance our shows have amongst our viewers and their ever-growing fan bases.”

Showcase’s local drama series A Place To Call Home and Wentworth acquired seven nominations between them, and were joined this year by Foxtel’s two incredible Australian mini-series, The Kettering Incident and Secret City, shows that also garnered a total of seven nominations.

Wentworth’s cutting-edge fourth season is nominated for both Most Outstanding Drama Series (peer voted) and Best Drama Series (popular voted). This year Danielle Cormack is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Bea Smith, and Nicole da Silva who plays Franky Doyle is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, the same category won by her Wentworth co-star Celia Ireland in 2016 for her role as Liz Birdsworth. Wentworth’s fifth season will launch on April 4 on showcase.

The fourth season of sweeping drama A Place To Call Home has gained a nomination for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Marta Dusseldorp has been nominated for Best Actress for playing Sarah Nordmann and Jenni Baird has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her role as Regina Bligh. The fifth season of A Place To Call Home is planned to premiere on showcase later in the year.

Smash hit mystery series The Kettering Incident has secured four nominations at this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards. The Kettering Incident has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series, Elizabeth Debicki for Most Outstanding Actress as her character Anna Macy, Henry Nixon for Most Outstanding Actor as Fergus McFadden, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey is also nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer for her role as Eliza Grayson.

Foxtel’s political thriller Secret City has been nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-series with Anna Torv nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance as Harriet Dunkley, and Damon Herriman nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Kim Gordon.

Last year’s Best Factual Program winner Gogglebox Australia has once again been nominated in both the Best Factual Program (popular voted) and Most Outstanding Factual Program (peer voted) categories. Gogglebox Australia season 5 is on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and season 6 is planned to premiere on Lifestyle in the second half of 2017.

Selling Houses Australia has been nominated for Best Lifestyle Program. Hosted by real estate expert Andrew Winter, interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape artist Charlie Albone, Selling Houses Australia is currently in its tenth season on Lifestyle Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

FOX SPORTS’ Monday Night with Matty Johns is nominated for Best Sports Program, and the Sky News Election Coverage 2016 is nominated for the Most Outstanding News Coverage.

For a full list of all nominees for the 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards visit www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.

The 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2017 will take place at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne on Sunday April 23, 2017.


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Foxtel today announced that Fighting Season, a complex, character-driven drama about Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan, begins filming this week in Sydney with a superb ensemble cast.

Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast, Top of the Lake,) Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, The Daughter), and Kate Mulvany (Secret City, The Great Gatsby), headline a cast that also includes new and diverse talent including George Pullar (A Place to call Home S5), Marco Alosio, Julian Maroun, Paul De Gelder, Sarah Armanious and Sabryna Walters. Lucy Bell, Lex Marinos, David Roberts, Camilla Ah Kin, Ching Po and Jay Lagaiai will play supporting roles.

The series will be helmed by the award-winning Director Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi), who returns to Australia after a decade in the US working on shows such as Law and Order SVU, Nashville and Suits. Also directing is the dynamic Ben Lucas (Wasted on the Young).

Fighting Season, from production company Goalpost Pictures (Cleverman,The Sapphires) and writer Blake Ayshford (Barracuda, Devil’s Playground) is the story about the invisible men and women who fight for our country, what they bring home and what of themselves they leave behind, and the secrets that must remain hidden.

The six-part event drama is a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up where the lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting.

Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win said: “Fighting Season has all the elements of a superb drama event, with exquisite scripts and a talented cast, along with directors Kate Woods and Ben Lucas, Foxtel is looking forward to Goalpost delivering an amazing drama.”

Goalpost Pictures’ Kylie du Fresne said: “The series is based on extensive research including interviews with a number of experienced former soldiers who have generously shared their stories about their time in Afghanistan and the realities of coming home and reintegrating into society.”

Fighting Season has development and production investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW, with Broken Hill to be one of the locations. Producers are Kylie du Fresne, Elisa Argenzio and Blake Ayshford. Executive Producers are Penny Win, Rosemary Blight and Ben Grant.

Sky Vision, the distribution and production arm of Sky, has signed an exclusive output distribution deal with Australian subscription broadcaster Foxtel. Worldwide distribution for Fighting Season, excluding Australia and New Zealand, is being handled by Sky Vision

Across the Foxtel platform, the upcoming Australian drama line-up is a diverse mix of original and iconic stories envisioned for discerning, contemporary audiences: Wentworth S5, A Place to Call Home S5 and Picnic at Hanging Rock for showcase, Top of the Lake S2 for BBC First and the movie Australia Day which will have a cinema release ahead of showing on Foxtel Movies.


#19

AUSTRALIA DAY
TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE
AT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Monday, June 12 at 8:40pm at State Theatre

Foxtel, and Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Hoodlum, are proud to announce that their first feature film, AUSTRALIA DAY, has been selected to screen at the prestigious Sydney Film Festival on Monday, June 12 at 8:40pm at the State Theatre, which will mark its world premiere.

AUSTRALIA DAY’s top-line cast is led by Australian acting legend Bryan Brown with the respected Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), directing Stephen M Irwin’s (Secrets & Lies) riveting and unpredictable script.

Joining Brown are Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires, The Gods of Wheat Street), Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard, Glitch), Matthew Le Nevez (The Kettering Incident, Offspring), plus Daniel Webber, Elias Anton (Barracuda, for which he won the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding Newcomer at the 2017 TV Week Logies), Jenny Wu, Isabelle Cornish and Phoenix Raei. AUSTRALIA DAY will also introduce rising star 14-year-old Miah Madden.

Set in Brisbane, where the film was shot entirely, AUSTRALIA DAY takes place over 12 hours and interweaves the stories of three Australians from diverse backgrounds: those of April Tucker (Miah Madden), a 14-year-old Indigenous girl, Sami Ghaznavi (Elias Anton), a 17-year-old Persian boy, and Lan (Jenny Wu), a 19-year-old Chinese woman. Each is alone, each is terrified for their life…

Taking place on our most controversial national holiday, AUSTRALIA DAY illuminates contemporary issues that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia. And above all, this is a film with heart and hope where the choice to do the right thing does not come cheaply or easily.

Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win said: “The feature film Australia Day is another bold first for our production slate. It is thrilling to be able to bring Foxtel’s passion and commitment to telling original and daring Australian stories to a different format with this thought-provoking and ultimately moving drama delivered by Hoodlum’s brilliant production team.”

Hoodlum’s Executive Producer Nathan Mayfield said: “We are so delighted to be premiering at Sydney Film Festival. The film takes audiences on a gripping ride through contemporary Australia and is set to ignite conversations about what it means to be Australian.”

As well as AUSTRALIA DAY’s Sydney Film Festival world premiere at the State Theatre on June 12 at 8:40pm as part of the Special Presentations at the State strand, it will also screen at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne on Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00pm. The Festival runs from June 7 to 18, 2017.

Following its Sydney Film Festival premiere, AUSTRALIA DAY will be released in cinemas later in 2017 before having its Australian television premiere on Foxtel.

AUSTRALIA DAY further cements Foxtel’s commitment to original drama and its place as the home of Australian stories. AACTA and TV WEEK Logie Award winner Wentworth’s sixth season has just been announced with its fifth currently on showcase, A Place To Call Home, the 2017 recipient of the TV Week Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series, will return later this year for season five, and Top of the Lake: China Girl to BBC First. Plus currently in production are the re-imagining of Joan Lindsay’s timeless Australian novel, Picnic At Hanging Rock, and Fighting Season, a powerful exploration of the experiences of Australian soldiers returned from duty.

AUSTRALIA DAY is financed by Foxtel, Screen Australia and Screen Queensland. Executive Producers are Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Leigh McGrath and Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win and Producer Edward Herbert.


#20

Foxtel doubles nbn™ footprint

Foxtel Broadband brings nbn™ Fibre-to-the-Node and Fibre-to-the-Building access bolstering the performance of Foxtel broadband built for entertainment

Foxtel today announced that it has expanded availability of its nbn™ services for premises in Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) serviceable areas across Australia. The move follows Foxtel’s recent arrival on the nbn™ for Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) areas. Today’s news means more customers than ever can enjoy Foxtel’s high performance broadband, purpose built for entertainment.

Australia’s continued hunger for broadband data usage is being driven by widespread video streaming, a growing number of connected devices and more data-demanding applications. At the same time, customers expect an improved broadband experience so they can access their data and stream their content when and how they want.

Foxtel Broadband puts entertainment at its core and has been recognised by YouTube+ as offering a superior HD experience for video streaming. Foxtel’s nbn™ expansion reinforces Foxtel’s leadership in addressing the increased needs of today’s connected households.

Mark Buckman, Foxtel’s Managing Director, Customer and Retail, said, “The way people interact online and watch streamed entertainment is changing rapidly. Fast and reliable broadband is an essential ingredient for Australia’s connected homes. Foxtel Broadband’s arrival in FTTN and FTTB serviceable areas increases our reach to more Australians than ever before. Foxtel’s nbn™ offering, combined with our premium movies, TV and sport bundles provides an unrivalled experience featuring the ultimate combination of world-class programming and high performance internet.”

Foxtel offers a range of nbn™ and ADSL broadband and home phone bundles, which are designed to deliver fast and easy streaming to multiple devices throughout customers’ homes.

New customers can sign up to a 200GB per month broadband plan bundled with home phone and TV, starting from as little as $101~ per month on a 24-month plan. Foxtel is also offering its unlimited broadband bundle starting from $111* per month with no set-up costs* for a limited time.

Existing Foxtel TV customers can add a 200GB per month Foxtel Broadband and Home Phone bundle to their TV package for only $75= extra per month on a 24-month plan. For a limited time, existing TV customers can add an unlimited Foxtel Broadband and Home Phone bundle to their TV package for only $85^ extra per month on a 24-month plan with no broadband set-up costs.

Foxtel’s ADSL broadband bundles are ‘nbn™ ready1’, meaning current and new customers on Foxtel ADSL broadband plans today will be able to easily switch their service to the nbn™ network without needing to recontract, once the nbn™ from Foxtel service becomes available at their home.

Foxtel’s broadband bundles feature:

• Unrivalled content - Foxtel Broadband is bundled with Foxtel TV packages and our internet-ready set-top boxes to provide access to the best live sport, new movies, shows and complete seasons, live and on demand;
• Fast internet speeds# with the 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speed tier included in all unlimited data plans;
• No data download limits for Foxtel content, including Foxtel On Demand3 or the Foxtel Go app3 when connected to Foxtel Broadband at home;
• The Foxtel WiFi modem designed for fast WiFi speeds#, great in-home coverage and easy streaming to multiple devices in your home, free on a 24-month contract;
• YouTube HD verified+ video streaming for less buffering and superior HD quality;
• Unlimited standard local calls2 included in all broadband bundles and unlimited standard national calls2 also included in the unlimited broadband bundles;
• Easy management of all Foxtel services with the convenience of a single bill, one contract and 24/7 technical support
For more information please visit: www.foxtel.com.au.