Foxtel confirm return date for second half of The Walking Dead’s seventh season

December 13, 2016

AMC sure do love splitting their most successful shows up, axing seasons in two with months between blocks. It’s a trend that they’ve been going at for a few years now and The Walking Dead’s seventh season is no exception, having just finished their traditional 8-episode block before taking a break. Australians will be happy […]

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The premiere date for Australia’s very own Whose Line is it Anyway? has been set

October 17, 2016

Foxtel has announced that Australia’s own version of the beloved UK and US series Whose Line is it Anyway? will premiere November 27, hosted by Aussie Television presenter and comedian Tommy Little. As announced earlier in the year, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia will welcome seven prominent comedy stars to their cast, including, Rhys Darby (Hunt […]

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Foxtel’s Showcase to fast track HBO newest titles Westworld,Divorce and Quarry

September 29, 2016

With Foxtel earning the title ‘Home of HBO’, showcasing popular favourites like Game of Thrones, the TV network have managed to free up some time slots for exclusive HBO TV titles, Westworld, Divorce and Quarry. Making its premiere, Westworld  will be broadcasted on Mondays from October 3 at 12PM (same time as the U.S). In […]

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The State of Affairs (29 July, 2016): SXSW announces first line of speakers & more!

July 29, 2016

This week in the music industry, SXSW announced the first line of guest speakers for their 2017 event, CEO of Ministry of Sound Australia Tim McGee joins the PPCA Board,  and a new online music data platform Jaxsta launches in Australia. SXSW announces their 2017 lineup of guest speakers Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, […]

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Whose Line? is coming to Australia and the cast is epic

July 19, 2016

Foxtel’s upcoming improvisational comedy series Whose Line is it Anyway? Australia, has announced it’s talented and hilarious cast. Following on from the UK and US version of the show, the show has put together a wonderful array of performers that consists of Rhys Darby, Cal Wilson, Tegan Higginbothamand Susie Youssef, along with world-class improviser Steen Raskopoulos, and newcomers […]

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Epic ending of Penny Dreadful season three will be written in blood

June 19, 2016

Penny Dreadful season three will conclude this week with a two-hour finale event that will include the season’s two remaining episodes “Perpetual Night” and “The Blessed Dark.” Both episodes are written by acclaimed series creator John Logan, and will see the Wolf of God and Dracula confront one another in a thrilling and ensanguined finale. Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm […]

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hayu arrives for Foxtel subscribers

June 10, 2016

Consider yourself a reality TV junkie? Are you a Foxtel subscriber? If you’ve said yes to both, then you’re in for a treat. Foxtel announced on Tuesday that customers who are subscribed to the network with an additional subscription package including the channel E! Entertainment Television* will be able to access the new NBC Universal […]

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Night Creatures and Sweet Temptations tonight on Penny Dreadful

June 8, 2016

“How I wish my friends were here now.” –Vanessa Ives In the sixth episode of the season (and the second not written by John Logan) Penny Dreadful picks up right where it left off last week in the unforgiving American Southwest, and where it will return, for a show-stopping, bloody dinner with the Talbots. We do […]

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TV Review: Ripper Street Season 4 (UK, 2016)

May 16, 2016

British period crime drama series Ripper Street has had a bit of a rickety ride. The show was cancelled after 2 seasons only to be resurrected by Amazon Prime (with a little help from the BBC) for a third series. Which was then extended to a fourth and fifth, only for the fifth to then […]

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#TweetTheBeat Unites Twitter, Music and Television

April 21, 2016

Television meets Twitter in the new show Tweet the Beat, a collaboration between [V] HITS and Twitter Australia, which is set to launch on Monday May 16. The show will run from 4pm – 5pm on Foxtel every weekday, and offers a platform for viewers to tweet about their favourite music, and the best tweets […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 19th – 24th April

April 18, 2016

An amazing list of new shows are coming to your Foxtel screens this week and are guaranteed to be promising gems. Tuesday 19th April 2016 The Tempest, Foxtel Arts, 8.30pm AEST A masterpiece adaptation of Shakespeare’s arguably most original work, The Tempest is a tale of enlightenment, power, corruption and melodrama. Foyle’s War‘s  James Garnon […]

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Foxtel launching Season 6 of Game of Thrones with recap special and weekly fan show

April 14, 2016

As well as simulcasting the new season of Game of Thrones, Foxtel will be treating Australian audiences to two new programmes to catch you up on the series thus far and then keep abreast of the impending sixth season of the show. Game of Thrones: The Story So Far will be a 90-minute special that will revisit the […]

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Bash will arrive on Foxtel in June

April 6, 2016

Foxtel has announced that it will broadcast the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Bash as a six-part series, made exclusively for The Comedy Channel. The comedy festival hosted by Tommy Little was filmed last Friday in front of a live audience at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Each episode will be made up of a selection […]

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Inside Amy Schumer coming express from the U.S through The Comedy Channel

March 30, 2016

Amy Schumer and Foxtel will be in cahoots this April, bringing Australian viewers episodes of her latest, Inside Amy Schumer Season 4, the same day as it airs in the USA. The latest announcement comes as an addition to Comedy Central’s already staggering comedy globetrotters, including The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Workaholics, Tosh.0, Broad […]

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The Duplass Brothers’ new animated series Animals to debut exclusively on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel

February 10, 2016

Animals is an edgy and irreverent new adult animated series based in New York City, from the collective comedic genius of Jay and Mark Duplass and featuring the vocal talents of some of comedy’s biggest stars. A decidedly different animated comedy, each 30-minute episode of Animals is comprised of 2-3 shorts that follow New York City’s most […]

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We go hands on with the Foxtel Go app for the holidays

December 21, 2015

With all the hype around Netflix, Stan and Presto, it’s often easy to forget there are other existing brands in Australia providing fantastic streaming services. SBS On Demand has an incredible array of content – some of which is exclusive to its system (and very hard to find elsewhere) – and ABC iView has been a […]

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TV Review: Richard E. Grant’s 7 Deadly Sins “Lust” (Animal Planet – USA, 2015)

October 21, 2015

Kevin Mitchell once sang about his “animal” and being insufferable whilst in heat but it’s hard to know whether the Jebediah front man considered this “lust”. The latter is one of the seven deadly sins. It’s also the subject of a new TV series which questions whether the seven deadly sins are bad vices or […]

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The Tony Awards are coming to Foxtel!

May 1, 2015

Broadway enthusiasts rejoice: the 69th Annual Tony Awards will be screening live on Foxtel on Monday 8 June. Hosted by Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, who have both been previous Tony recipients, the Tony Awards recognise excellence in both Broadway plays and musicals. The two musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home […]

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Game of Thrones mania continues with Thronecast on Foxtel

April 27, 2015

The fifth series of HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones is gaining momentum as we head into its third episode, and Foxtel is catering to the enthusiast in us all with new series Thronecast, a British series that recaps every episode of Game of Thrones’ new season. Hosted by Sue Perkins and Jamie East, Thronecast contains […]

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Channel [V] have launched five new music shows

April 27, 2015

Foxtel channel Channel [V] is aiming to cater for every kind of music fan with five new genre-dedicated music shows. The shows will air weekly and aim to bring some of the best music from around the world to Australian shores. “Our audience love all kinds of music and now Channel [V] is bringing dedicated […]

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Foxtel to broadcast Aussie FIFA 15 competition, PlayStation 4 National Premier League April 29

April 24, 2015

16 Australian gamers, celebrities and sporting legends will compete in a live game of FIFA 15, broadcast on FOX Sports from Melbourne’s Federation Square next week, Wednesday April 29. The player list is comprised of nine winners from the Fox Fans League who survived qualifying heats at various Westfield shopping centres nationally, with each PS4 […]

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TV Review: Devil’s Playground (Australia, 2014)

November 13, 2014

Foxtel’s new locally made, mini-series has a unique history. It is both a sequel to the 1975 Fred Schepisi movie of the same name and an original production. What links both productions is actor Simon Burke who starred in the movie as a 13 year old and reprises his role as Tom Allen in the […]

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Fox 8 to screen Beyoncé and Jay-Z “On The Run” exclusively this week

September 21, 2014

Express from the U.S, “On the Run” will be premiering exclusively on Fox 8 this Tuesday. Following the immense collaborative tour of husband-wife power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the concert has been a consistently hot topic since it began in late June this year. The music megastars have produced “On the Run” for HBO, pairing […]

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A look ahead at Studio Loves: The Beatles on Foxtel’s Studio 132

April 3, 2014

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Not quite. This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles only visit to Australia and the year that Beatlemania hit. In 1964 the band performed to 73 million viewers on The Ed Sullivan Show, played multiple overseas concerts, met Bob Dylan, […]

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