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Foxtel and WWE (NYSE: WWE) will extend their partnership into its 19th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown®, as well as WWE’s live pay-per-views events.

Foxtel’s FOX8 will continue to air Raw live at 10.00am on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10.00am on Wednesdays. For the first time, FOX8 will re-air Raw on Tuesday nights in primetime and SmackDown on Wednesday nights in primetime, and FOX Sports will air one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown in primetime each week. Both shows will be available On Demand following their broadcast.

“We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with one of the biggest brands in entertainment, and increase our WWE offering across both our linear channels and On Demand,” said Stephen Baldwin, Director of Foxtel Networks and On Demand. “WWE has such a passionate fan base in Australia, and Foxtel is pleased to be able to continue bringing this popular content to our customers.”

“Foxtel is a long-time, valued partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This agreement allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment across Australia.”

Fans can also order all of WWE’s live special events on Foxtel pay-per-view channel Main Event, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. Additionally, new this year are WWE weekly highlight shows Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, which will be available On Demand on Foxtel Now.

Rising Hollywood star to appear in worldwide crossover event between hit DC series The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl
Express from the US this December
Only on Foxtel – the home of express DC television


Australian actress and rising Hollywood star Ruby Rose is set to appear on television screens as the ultimate female superhero, as she dons her cape for the coveted role of iconic DC Comic character Batwoman this December on Foxtel.

Ruby will make her debut as Batwoman during US network The CW’s annual crossover event between three of their hugely popular DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl. The crossover television event will stream on Foxtel and screen on FOX8 in December, express from the US and only on Foxtel.

The CW is also developing a stand-alone series based around the character of Batwoman, produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. She soars on to the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an openly gay, highly-trained street fighter, primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But in a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must also overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Ruby Rose first entered the public eye in Australia as a presenter on Foxtel’s MTV Australia channel, before moving on to host the local FOX8 production Ultimate School Musical. After a successful career in Australia, Ruby achieved international recognition after she was cast in the third season of Orange is the New Black. Since then, she has appeared in several high-profile films including Pitch Perfect 3, John Wick: Chapter 2 and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

Foxtel will air brand new express seasons of Warner Bros. Television DC series The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl in October, consolidating Foxtel’s place as the home of express DC television in Australia.

Looks like it might be based on Android TV type platform as it looks similar to their Foxtel Now Box interface.