Foxtel reveals launch date for new SVOD streamer ‘Binge’

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel is to launch its new streaming service on 25 May with more than 10,000 hours of domestic and international programming. The SVOD’s name, which is expected to be Binge but has not yet been confirmed, will offer shows such as Friends and The Big Bang Theory, which are moving from […]

Foxtel remains exclusive home of HBO in Oz

Australian pay-TV network Foxtel has expanded its standing deal with WarnerMedia, retaining exclusive rights to broadcast HBO content – including upcoming HBO Max original series – on its platforms. The HBO Max streaming service is due to launch in the US later this month and will be home to original content including the Gossip Girl […]

BBC Studios extends Foxtel deal with arrival of BBC Earth

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel is replacing its BBC Knowledge channel with factual brand BBC Earth and adding a raft of programming to its slate, as part of an extended deal with BBC Studios (BBCS). The long-term agreement will see BBCS shows, including blue chip natural history series featuring Sir David Attenborough, airing on the […]

Factual SVOD iwonder launches down under

A new documentary and current affairs streaming service, iwonder, has launched in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore today. Co-founded by former Foxtel exec James Bridges, the SVOD will offer biographies, true crime series and documentaries covering a range of topics including history, sport, science, technology, religion, art and the environment. Viewers will have access to […]

Foxtel names new CEO ahead of merger

Fox Sport Australia’s CEO, Patrick Delany, will become chief to the newly merged Foxtel and Fox Sports, once its finalised in upcoming months. Peter Tonagh, Australian pay TV giant Foxtel’s incumbent chief executive, will depart the company after two years in the role. News Corp is part owner of Foxtel, with Telstra, and owns Fox […]

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