Foxtel announces strong line-up of new channels and content available for subscribers

Foxtel channel updates

Dedicated channels for popular genres: drama, documentary, travel, true crime and more. DocPlay joins Foxtel’s suite of integrated apps.

Foxtel has unveiled a line-up of new channels being added to iQ set top boxes, offering customers even more choice and convenience. In addition, it has also announced that premiere documentary app DocPlay will also be joining its suite of apps, in addition to becoming a channel on Foxtel.

Alongside world-class drama and entertainment through studio partnerships with Sky Studios, ITV, NBC Universal, BBC Studios, and Warner Bros. Discovery, Foxtel offers customers a diverse and comprehensive content mix via channels dedicated to popular genres including drama, documentary, travel, true crime, and more.

Foxtel will be launching a collection of seven new and refreshed linear channels in the coming months, including:

  • British (ch.118): Featuring beloved shows like Vera, London Kills, Madam Blanc Mysteries, Whitstable Pearl, Miss Scarlett and the Duke, Agatha Christie's Marple, British is the new definitive home for a quintessentially English experience. Offering a mix of content including entertainment, factual, children's and lifestyle, the new channel is the true authority for all things British. Launching 1 August.
  • Real History (ch.130): Through uplifting & affirming accounts of our past, Real History takes you on a journey back in time, uncovering the events that have shaped and continue to shape our world with a focus on compelling, entertaining content touching on military, ancient, modern, topical & tabloid history. Launching 1 August.
  • Real Crime (ch.135): Lifting the lid on the drama of real-life crime, Real Crime shines a light into the darker recesses of human nature and is Foxtel’s premiere destination for credible, entertaining, investigative true crime programming. Launching 1 August.
  • Famous (ch.115): Bringing you closer to your favourite personalities – from the glitziest Hollywood A-listers, controversial political figures, larger than life sports stars and everything in between – Famous is the defining source for true stories of some of the most accomplished personalities of the past and present. Launching 1 August.
  • Travel (ch.129): Evoking your sense of wanderlust right from the comfort of your home, Travel is Foxtel’s go-to destination to transport viewers to places near and far. ​ Launching 15 August.
  • DocPlay (ch.119): A dedicated channel bringing you a selection of the world's most amazing and thought-provoking documentaries available on the DocPlay app. Launching 3 Sept.
  • Fashion TV (ch.151): Presenting the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends from an insider’s view with designers, models and professionals, showcasing the best International and Australian events and brands. Launching 6 August.

For added convenience, Foxtel will also be integrating the DocPlay app into iQ set top boxes from June 25 so customers can easily access its full content library of the world’s best documentaries directly via the homepage.

Stephanie Quinn, Director of Content Partnerships – Foxtel Group, said: “Over the past decade, the content distribution model has changed, reinforcing the need for our business to remain dynamic and focussed on what’s best for our customers. The addition of these new channels, as well as the DocPlay app, reflect the changing marketplace and gives us the freedom to make content acquisition decisions that best reflect our customers viewing preferences.

“We’re proud to offer our customers a diverse mix of premium content. These new channels and integrated app will provide customers with uninterrupted access to some of their favourite shows and titles across popular genres including drama, history, documentaries, and true crime.”

Foxtel will be announcing details of additional channels and integrated third-party apps soon.