Category — Foxtel
Foxtel has announced a new series called Outback Coroner which will show on their Crime and Investitgation Channel.
It looks interesting as it will follow various Coroners from all over Australia examining and trying to solve mysterious and unexplained deaths in outback and rural areas of Australia.
They will investigate the forensic evidence, conduct autopsies and counsel the bereaved in search of answers.
Jim Buchan, General Manager of Factual Channels, Foxtel said “The role of Coroner is one of the most intensely interesting professions, especially in regards to the investigation of crime. The unique challenges represented by the Australian outback, combined with the unprecedented access that Screentime/Evershine has secured in this series, will be of tremendous interest to our CI audience.”
There will be eight, one hour episodes.
Outback Coroner is currently in production and will go to air on Crime & Investigation Network on FOXTEL in the second half of 2013.
December 17, 2012 6 Comments
All the Networks appear to be release apps and Foxtel is no exception and the Foxtel Go app is a handy tool for Foxtel or Austar subscribers.
The great thing about it is that means the viewer is able to watch Foxtel anywhere in Australia and not having to be tied at home to their TV. So when you are on holidays or away for business you can still watch your favourite shows. Please note it is geo blocked overseas so you won’t be able to watch the Real Housewives whilst sipping a cocktail beside a pool in Bali.
However if a big new story is breaking and you are out and about you can click on Sky News and find out what is going on or if your partner is watching sport on your tv at home you can be watching something else on your Ipad.
Or your out to dinner and your kids are getting restless it could come in very handy indeed. It also now fits with our instant gratification lifestyle – I want to watch the show when I want it, where I want it now, as it also has a catch up service.
Here is the essential information about the app:
Foxtel customers* can watch Foxtel Go on their iPad simply by downloading the Foxtel Go App from the App Store – it’s a new way to experience television, anytime, on the go.
Available to residential customers* included as part of their subscription, Foxtel Go offers 21 live channels including lifestyle, kids, music, live English Premier League, and dedicated 24-hour news channels, plus catch up episodes from hundreds of titles with award-winning drama, documentaries, as well as the edgiest shows from around the world express from the US.
The Foxtel Go live channels available now include The LifeStyle Channel, A&E, Sky News, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Disney, Cartoon Network, Channel [V], Cbeebies and dedicated sports channels such as SPORTS PLAY Powered by FOX SPORTS (live sport highlights are Rugby Union, Cricket, A-League and Tennis), FOX SPORTS PLUS 1, 2 3 and 4 which are four Barclays Premier League specially programmed football channels, and Eurosport.
Catch up titles include ROVE LA (FOX8), The Walking Dead (FX), Magic City (SoHo), Territory Cops (CI Network), The Only Way is Essex (LifeStyle YOU), Project Runway Australia (Arena), Grand Designs Australia (The LifeStyle Channel), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (The Comedy Channel), Haven (13th Street), Duck Dynasty (A&E), MegaTruckers (A&E), Gossip Girl (FOX8), Vampire Diaries (FOX8), Wicked Tuna (National Geographic Channel), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Copper (FX), Married to Jonas (E!), The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network), Gravity Falls (Disney), Harry Connick Jnr. Live on Broadway (Studio) and Spooks (UKTV).
Jim Rudder, Foxtel Executive Director of Product said, “Foxtel has always been about giving our customers more value for their subscription. The new Foxtel Go App does just that. It’s easy to download on iPad and the user interface is simple and intuitive.
“Today’s launch, however, is just the beginning of our mission to give our customers the content they love anytime whether they’re home or out and about. Over the coming months we’ll be announcing a number of initiatives which will extend our customers’ ability to take their Foxtel with them.”
*Foxtel Go is only available on iPads with iOS 5 and higher. A Foxtel residential cable or satellite subscription with a STU and a Foxtel online account linked to a subscription account are required. Customers will see channels and content from the channels they subscribe to only. Two iPad devices can be running Foxtel Go at the same time linked to the one account. The Foxtel Go App includes Remote Record directly to the iQ or MyStar. Foxtel Go will be available over 3G/4G networks as well as WiFi. Recommended Internet speeds apply. Internet connection required. ISP and data charges may apply. Video quality may vary according to 3G/4G and WiFi service. Not available to Optus TV featuring Foxtel, Foxtel on Xbox 360, Foxtel on Internet TV or Foxtel on T-Box customers. Only available for use in Australia.
November 15, 2012 21 Comments
Having relocated to Los Angeles since 2009, former Australian Idol host Andrew Günsberg will return to Australia to host a local version of the UK reality competition, Got To Dance.
Günsberg has expressed great enthusiasm for this hosting gig, as it’s a return to where his career first began in 1999, as a presenter on Foxtel’s Channel [V].
It will also be his second time working on this show, as he previously hosted the US version of Got To Dance in early 2011, called Live To Dance. The American series had a judging panel that included Idol’s Paula Abdul, who has since gone to judge The X Factor USA following Live To Dance‘s axing after only one season. The dancing competition premiered at a promising 10.2m figure on CBS, as the highest rating show of the night, but viewer numbers dropped significantly by the show’s end.
Hopefully, the local version will find an audience on Aussie screens and follow the success that has seen the UK show go to its third season this year. The original series has Australian actor and dancer Adam Garcia as one of the judges.
The audition process for our version is already underway. Dancers from any age bracket or dance genre are welcome to audition for show, with applications open online here. The online form will ask you to list your dance training and experience, and a video showcasing your talents will be required (to be uploaded).
The judges for the show are yet to be announced.
Got To Dance will premiere exclusively to FOX8 later this year.
April 18, 2012 No Comments
Australian hairstylist and salon owner, Tabatha Coffey is back with a new season of her reality show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, now called Tabatha Takes Over! Now residing in New Jersey, Tabatha has been using her business expertise to help failing salons from closing down.
The reality show premieres on Tuesday, April 10 at 9.30pm on Arena.
This season, we will not only see her tackle hair salons, but also establishments such as bakeries, gay clubs, yoghurt shops and health spas! Tabatha mightn’t be an expert in all these industries, but her no-nonsense approach has proved successful in previous seasons.
In response to the change of direction of the show, she said: “people were constantly asking for my help but weren’t in the hairdressing industry, so it really was a natural progression for me to expand my takeovers into other small business.”
“I believe that whatever the industry, business is business, and my no bullsh*t, common sense approach really works.”
The expansion into other businesses may have occurred because they could not find enough hairdressing salons to make up a full season.
Tabatha landed her own reality series four years ago after appearing as a contestant on Bravo’s hairstyling show, Shear Genius.
Tabatha Takes Over premieres exclusively on Arena tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 at 9.30pm with Tabatha’s first missions being Jungle Red salon in Minneapolis and Club Ripples in Long Beach, California.
April 9, 2012 2 Comments
After a challenging 24 months fighting cancer and still reeling from a miscarriage, E! News reporter Giuliana Rancic is set to put her hosting duties aside to share her story in a reality special on Foxtel.
E! True Hollywood Story: Giuliana Rancic will premiere on E! on Sunday, April 15 2012 at 8.30pm AEST.
Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer late last year and has been undergoing treatment. She is now cancer free.
Her public fight against the illness comes after a continued spotlight on her and husband Bill’s struggles with IVF. The treatments had been successful, but Giuliana eventually miscarried in March 2010 and a second attempt later failed to result in a pregnancy.
The couple have previously appeared in their own reality TV Show, Bill and Giuliana on the Style Network. Bill Rancic was the winner of The Apprentice‘s first season in the U.S. in 2004.
Catch E! True Hollywood Story: Giuliana Rancic will premiere on E! on Sunday, April 15 2012 at 8.30pm AEST
April 2, 2012 2 Comments