Summer viewing guide: Foxtel’s unveils epic programming lineup

• Foxtel has just unloaded its summer programming schedule

People who compare their monthly payments to Foxtel and either Stan or Netflix might sometimes wonder about the value.

Foxtel has just unloaded its summer programming schedule that goes some way to explain exactly what subscribers get for their fees.

The summer schedule includes programming from Australia and around the world, from the best in sport, drama, lifestyle and entertainment as well as factual, news, kids and movies.

Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “As the year winds down, Foxtel is taking it up a notch with a wide range of new and returning series across entertainment, factual and lifestyle available to watch and stream. Our movie lineup is always a huge hit over summer, and we have a great lineup of pop-up channels and blockbuster titles to look forward to. Viewers will also be treated to plenty of live sport, music specials and kids programming.

“Our On Demand offering also means there’s an abundance of must-watch content to catch up and discover over the summer break. With more than 1,000 movies to stream at any time and over 100 complete drama series at your fingertips, this summer is the perfect time for Foxtel.”

It wouldn’t be summer without cricket and Foxtel will be bringing viewers the biggest and best lineup of cricket ever offered in the one place and available in 4K.

Catch all the action from every home-soil Australian Test Match, the KFC Big Bash League and the One Day Internationals against India live in HD, 4K and ad break-free.

Other sporting events to watch out for include the NBA Boxing Day lineup and the AFC Asian Cup.

Headlining Foxtel’s drama schedule this summer are a number of new and exclusive dramas including the epic three-part drama series War of the Worlds, HBO’s Succession, teen drama Roswell, New Mexico and the Sky Italia Original The Miracle.

These new dramas will complement a strong lineup of returning series including True Detective S3, Mr Mercedes S2, Victoria S3 and Luther S5.

Foxtel will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of what has been hailed “the greatest television drama of all time” – The Sopranos – with every season available to stream On Demand in January.

Movie buffs are in for an unrivalled experience this summer with over 1,000 premium On Demand titles available to stream on Fox Flicks (iQ3 and iQ4 boxes) and 24 hour a day content across Foxtel’s linear movie channels.

Special movie events include Fox Flicks playlists Christmas is Coming and Merry Me, pop-up movie channels A Taste of India to celebrate India’s cricket tour of Australia, 12 Days of Christmas and Aussies in Film for Australia Day, plus special channel programming including Romance Advent Calendar and Disney Summer Favourites.

Foxtel Movies will also showcase the best of the AACTA Awards – which take place in December and this year marks the 60th Anniversary of AFI | AACTA – with a week of the best nominated and winning Australian titles including The Sapphires, Red Dog, The Water Diviner, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Muriel’s Wedding, Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby, Hacksaw Ridge and Mad Max.

There is a huge lineup of lifestyle and factual content, including new local crime series Ron Iddles: The Good Cop. This 6-part Foxtel Original series follows Ron Iddles, arguably the best homicide detective Australia has ever known, as he takes us behind the scenes of his most challenging murder cases. Foxtel will also premiere Bushfire Wars, a new local production that tells the story of the men and women who risk their lives fighting bushfires. The eight-part series is a world first as specially “fire-trained” camera crews go into the field alongside the firefighters to capture the action.

Entertainment is covered with returning favourites Top Chef, Vanderpump Rules and Million Dollar Listing LA sitting alongside new series Lindsay Lohan: Paradise Boss, spinoff series America’s Got Talent: Champions, and Game of Thrones fan show Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones ahead of the eighth and final season of the global television phenomenon in 2019.

Foxtel is also the home of awards shows, bringing viewers live and exclusive coverage of the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, all in January.

For complete coverage of all Foxtel summer programming also see:
• Foxtel’s epic summer schedule: Show by show – drama
• Foxtel epic summer schedule – entertainment

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