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FOX8 will be home to the heroes this summer.

With the likes of Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash, FOX8 has fast become the destination for heroes.

And now they have added hotly anticipated action series, Legends of Tomorrow , which premieres on Friday Jan 22 at 7.30pm AEDT.

Legends of Tomorrow is a spin off of the highly successful series, Arrow and The Flash and focussing on time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter.

Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.

Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

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Subscription television will continue its trailblazing run of nominations at the 73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS which honour the best and brightest talent in film and television, when they air live and exclusive on Fox8 on Monday January 11 – red carpet from 11.00am, with the awards ceremony from 12.00pm. (AEST)

Foxtel’s blockbuster series including Game of Thrones, The Affair, Orange is the new Black, Ray Donovan, Veep, Mr. Robot , Wolf Hall , Jane the Virgin, Silicon Valley and Outlander which are screened over five of Foxtel’s most popular channels – showcase, FOX8, SoHo, BBC FIRST and The Comedy Channel are nine of a total thirteen nominated series.

Three of the five Best Television Series – Drama nominations are Game of Thrones (showcase), Outlander (SoHo) and Mr. Robot (Presto/Foxtel) - they join Wolf Hall (BBC FIRST) which is nominated in the equally distinguished category for Best Series or Motion Picture made for Television.

In the Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical, three of the six nominated series also air first on Foxtel - Orange is the new Black (showcase), Silicon Valley (Comedy) and Veep (showcase) .

Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama nominees include Jon Hamm for Mad Men (Showcase), Liv Schreiber in Ray Donovan (Showcase) and Rami Malek for his ground breaking role in Mr.Robot (Presto/Foxtel).

While Caitriona Balfe from Outlander on SoHo and Eva Green who appears in Penny Dreadful on Foxtel’s showcase channel have both been nominated for Best Actress- in a Television Series – Drama

Comedy legend Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep (showcase) will take on Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez (Fox8) in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical and two of America’s most popular and respected television actresses - Maura Tierney from The Affair (showcase) and Uzo Abuda from Orange is the new Black (showcase) will go head to head for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

All eyes will be on actress and musician Queen Latifah who has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini Series or Motion Picture made for Television in her highly acclaimed role of Bessie (showcase) when she goes up against pop icon Lady Gaga from American Horror Story in the same category.

Comedian Ricky Gervais will host the broadcast for the fourth time live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

Fox8 will air a prime time screening of the awards at 7.30pm the same evening, followed by a repeat screening on Foxtel’s SoHo channel on Saturday January 16th at 8.30pm. (AEST)

I see that FOX8 will be showing Season 3 of The 100 from 3 February. It starts in the US on 21 January. It stars Australians Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley.

Shame they’re not fast tracking it.

Yes - can’t see any reason it isn’t. Another sci-fi one that Foxtel delayed is The Expanse (on SyFy).

The refugees of The 100 are back for Season 3 on FOX8 Wednesdays from Feb 2 at 8.30pm AEDT.

Thrust into a world of war and ruin, amongst themselves and outsiders, they are slowly drifting apart from each other.

There has been lost lives and lost innocence, where survival is all that matters.

Loyalties will be questioned and threats from all sides will leave The 100 wondering what it is to be human.

###THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Tuesday 16 February at 12.00pm midday AEDT

THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on FOX8 from 12.00pm with an encore screening at 7.30pm that evening. There will be additional encore screenings on Channel [V] at 4:00PM Tuesday 16 February and Sunday 21 February at 3pm.

Music’s biggest night, THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast from Los Angeles’ Staple Centre live and first on FOX8 on Tuesday February 16 at 12.00pm.

Hosted by two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL Cool J for the fifth time, the event will feature a showstopping performance by ten time GRAMMY winner Adele who, after a two year absence from the GRAMMY’s stage, is expected to perform her triple platinum worldwide hit Hello.

Musician of the moment Kendrick Lamar, who has scored the most GRAMMY nominations of the year with a total of eleven including the highly coveted categories of Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly and Song of the Year for Alright, will join A-list music superstars The Weekend, Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly live on stage, belting out their biggest hits of the last year.

Dance duo Jack U, who have been nominated for Best Dance Recording, are one of the most anticipated acts to perform when they bring their major dance hit Where are you Now live to the stage featuring Justin Bieber alongside Skrillex and Diplo.

Three massive musical tributes have been scheduled to acknowledge three iconic music legends who have recently passed. Multiple GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga will perform a medley of David Bowie’s biggest hits; Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper’s supergroup will pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister; and Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt will honour the late B.B. King, who died last May at the age of 89.

MEGAN GALE JOINS AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

Foxtel announced today that fashion icon Megan Gale will join Australia’s Next Top Model for its tenth season on FOX8 in 2016.

Born and raised in Perth, Megan is one of Australia’s most celebrated models and has forged a hugely successful local and international career as a businesswoman, brand ambassador, TV host and producer, designer and actress spanning over two decades.

Megan will join Australia’s Next Top Model as a permanent judge alongside series host and judge Jennifer Hawkins and ten season veteran, fashion designer Alex Perry.

Megan said: “I’ve loved working on the show in a guest capacity over the years and to now join the series as a permanent judge is both an honour and a privilege. I look forward to working with the girls and sharing some of my own experiences about what it takes to be a successful working model.”

“The industry can be ruthless and fickle at times, so along with the right look you need incredible drive, thick skin and a good business head to survive. It’s also important to have a healthy approach to diet and exercise and to be mentally fit as well because away from the ‘glamour’ the lifestyle can be gruelling."

Throughout her career, Megan has worked as the face of many world-class brands, including cosmetic giant L’Oréal Paris and David Jones, and has graced the covers of numerous magazines including marie claire, Italian Gioia, Italian and Australian GQ, Australian Women’s Weekly, Madison Magazine, WHO Weekly, Men’s Style and Italian Maxim.

As a businesswoman, Megan has carved out a strong career as a designer, acting as the creative director of swimwear label, Isola by Megan Gale, and MG Australia homewares. She has also recently appeared in Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner and Academy Award nominated Mad Max: Fury Road, where she starred opposite Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.

Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Megan back to Foxtel. Securing her expertise as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model is a massive coup for the show and her presence on the panel will create a very diverse dynamic.”

“She brings a wealth of international experience as a model who has carved out an undeniably successful career, and her longevity within the industry is something most models can only dream about.”

“Season 10 of this enduring hit is sure to be a blockbuster with superstars Jennifer Hawkins and Megan Gale alongside Alex Perry and mentors Cheyenne Tozzi and Jordan and Zac Stenmark – all on the same show.”

Australia’s Next Top Model will begin production in May.

^ I hope they get rid of that stupid scoring system they implemented last season.

Production commences on season two of THE RECRUIT

Series to premiere later this year on FOX8

Production has commenced on the second season of FOX8’s hit AFL competition series THE RECRUIT, with AFL legend Mick Malthouse leading the search for Australia’s next sporting hero.

Produced by McGuire Media, THE RECRUIT is a 10-part reality television series that follows a group of “Recruits” who live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other for a life-changing prize – a guaranteed place on an AFL list.

Renowned for his record-breaking coaching career, Mick takes on the role of Head Coach for the second series. He will be joined by former Hawthorn champion and FOX FOOTY commentator Ben Dixon as Assistant Coach, Port Adelaide’s world class fitness guru Darren Burgess as High Performance Coach; and accomplished sports administrator Leigh Russell as Mind Coach.

Over the next 10 weeks, these sporting heavyweights will put the Recruits through their paces, both physically and mentally, in order to discover a player who is truly worthy of a place on an AFL team. Additional guest stars will appear throughout the series imparting knowledge and skills.

AFL stars Jason Akermanis, Corey Enright, Dustin Fletcher, Brent Harvey, Anthony Koutoufides and Fox Footy’s Dermott Brereton, who between them have won 15 Premierships and played nearly 2000 games, were on site to give The Recruits some encouragement for their very first challenge.

While Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium is the formal home of THE RECRUIT, many of the challenges and football games will be filmed at various locations across the country. The series will culminate in a live finale in which an AFL Draft will be held, with the winner signing a contract with one AFL club.

THE RECRUIT is produced by McGuire Media exclusively for Foxtel and will air on FOX8 later this year.

###The Recruit - Season 2

From Wednesday 20 July at 8.30pm AEST

The 15 players who will be battling it out for the opportunity of a lifetime in FOX8’s hit sports reality series THE RECRUIT have been announced ahead of the series launch next month.

Produced by McGuire Media exclusively for Foxtel, THE RECRUIT is a 10-part reality television series that follows a group of “Recruits” who live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other for a life-changing prize – a guaranteed place on an AFL list.

These Recruits are: Darren Allen (21, VIC); Fabian Brancatisano (22, VIC); Rhett Coots (21, VIC); Daniel Cox (21, WA); Jack Dimery (23, NSW); Matt Eagles (26, SA); Brady Egan (21, VIC); Dillan Jones (23, QLD); Jayden Kelly (27, NSW); Jeconiah “Jay Jay” Peni (20, PNG); Jackson Sketcher (24, VIC); Shylo Smith (25, VIC); Jordan Treloar (23, VIC); Jason Williams (22, VIC) and Justin Van Unen (25, VIC).

Leading the Recruits as Head Coach on this incredible journey is former AFL player and record-breaking coach Mick Malthouse. He is joined by former Hawthorn champion and FOX FOOTY commentator Ben Dixon as Assistant Coach, Port Adelaide’s world class fitness guru Darren Burgess as High Performance Coach; and accomplished sports administrator Leigh Russell as Mind Coach.

In each episode, the Recruits will be judged by their performance in individual and team challenges held both on and off the footy field. The player deemed the weakest every week by head coach Mick Malthouse will be delisted.

While Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium is the formal home of THE RECRUIT, the various challenges and football games are filmed on location around the country, from Tasmania’s Gordon Dam to the Tiwi Islands, Sydney and Marysville.

The series will culminate in a live finale in which an AFL Draft will be held, with the winner signing a contract with one AFL Club.

THE RECRUIT will air on FOX8 from Wednesday July 20 at 8.30pm, with encore screenings on FOX FOOTY on Sundays at 9.00pm and Wednesdays at 6.00pm.

###The Recruit

Wednesday 20 July at 8.30pm on FOX8

With just a week to go until the launch of THE RECRUIT, Foxtel has confirmed the massive line-up of Australian sporting legends who will appear in the second season of FOX8’s hit sports reality series.

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, Olympians Cathy Freeman, Stephanie Rice and Ian Thorpe, and professional boxer and world champion water skier Lauryn Eagle are just a few of the big names who signed up for a guest role on THE RECRUIT.

The series also features current and former AFL greats including Brendan Fevola, Anthony Koutoufides, Dustin Fletcher, Jason Akermanis, Corey Enright, Brent Harvey, Barry Hall, Jonathan Brown, Paul Licuria, Dermott Brereton and renowned coach Kevin Sheedy.

And returning for a special guest appearance is season one Head Coach Michael Voss and Host Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald.

THE RECRUIT is a 10-part series that follows a group of “Recruits” who live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other for a life-changing prize – a guaranteed place on an AFL list.

Leading the Recruits as Head Coach each week is former AFL player and record-breaking coach Mick Malthouse. He is joined by former Hawthorn champion and FOX FOOTY commentator Ben Dixon as Assistant Coach, Port Adelaide’s world class fitness guru Darren Burgess as High Performance Coach; and accomplished sports administrator Leigh Russell as Mind Coach.

Together, these sporting heavyweights, along with the impressive line-up of guest stars, put the Recruits through their paces, both physically and mentally, in order to help them reach their full potential and become AFL ready.

The series will culminate in a live finale in which a special NAB AFL Draft will be held, with the winner signing a contract with one AFL club.

Encore screenings can be seen on FOX FOOTY on Sundays at 9.00pm and Wednesdays at 6.00pm.

###68th Primetime Emmy Awards

Monday 19 September at 10am AEST

Foxtel’s exclusive live coverage of the of the Primetime Emmy Awards is set to continue following a renewed agreement that will see Foxtel remain the home of the prestigious awards show, and all of its glitz and glamour, for another three years.

The news comes as the world is gearing up to watch the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, from The Comedy Channel’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, which will air live from the Nokia Theatre in LA on Monday September 19 from 10am (AEST) only on FOX8, with a red carpet pre-show live from 9am also on FOX8. The Awards celebrate excellence in television programming and awards top honours like the Governor’s Award and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

Matt Eagles is THE RECRUIT
Signs contract with AFL Club Brisbane Lions

Matt Eagles has been named THE RECRUIT for 2016 and signed an AFL contract with the Brisbane Lions during tonight’s action-packed live final of the hit FOX8 AFL reality series.

The 26-year-old from Adelaide narrowly beat Daniel Cox (21 from Broome, WA) to take out this life-changing prize. Jordan Treloar (23 from Macleod, VIC) followed in third position.

Matt said: “This is a dream come true. I have lived and breathed AFL for years, so to walk away tonight as The Recruit and sign a contract with the Brisbane Lions is just an incredible feeling. The opportunity to join a club on a level playing field is second to none, and a great chance for a player like myself.”

Mick Malthouse, THE RECRUIT Head Coach, said: “Matt has got aggression and speed, and his marking ability is incredible – he has a great vertical leap. He attacks the ball like a hardened midfielder player, runs all day which gives him every chance to make it at AFL level.

“What is great about Matt is that he fits into a group without demanding attention. He blends in and is quickly absorbed, and that is significant. By joining the Brisbane Lions, he is joining a team that is in the process of getting a new coach where the slate is clean. He can automatically go into that mindset of being judged fresh. I expect him to thrive in the challenges of AFL football.”

Hosted by returning guest Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald live from Melbourne’s Crown, tonight’s episode saw club representatives from each of the 18 AFL teams vote on the final three players on a 3-2-1 basis.

After Matt was named the 2016 winner of THE RECRUIT, a special NAB AFL draft was held in which each of the clubs had the option to nominate him as a draft selection. After pitches from Brisbane Lions, Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney, Matt chose to sign with Brisbane Lions.

Matt will now commence training with Brisbane Lions Football Club as a Category B rookie.

^ lol Brisbane Lions

Makes sense I guess

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###ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC

HOSTED BY KYLIE MINOGUE WITH OSHER GÜNSBERG

Two-part special on Sunday, 13 and 20 November on Max and FOX8

Foxtel will mark the 30th anniversary of the ARIA AWARDS, with a remarkable milestone two-part music special, ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC hosted by Kylie Minogue with Osher Günsberg, on Sunday, November 13 and 20 at 6:30pm AEDT on FOX8 and 10:00pm AEDT on Foxtel music channel Max.

For 30 years the ARIA Awards have recognised excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music and those decades have notched up a wealth of fascinating stories to tell. This two-part special looks back at 30 stand-out moments of this flagship event on the Australian music calendar that celebrates all that is great in local music.

Coupled with legendary performances from over the years, ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC is a roll call of the heartfelt and the heartbreaking, the funny and the awkward. Osher counts down as friends and stars of entertainment share their recollections of these 30 highlights.

A much-loved and enduring powerhouse of Australian music, Kylie Minogue is synonymous with the ARIAs – both as a Hall Of Fame member (2011) and as a recipient of 16 Awards, including two Outstanding Achievement Awards (1990 and 2002).

Here she shares her fondest ARIA memories, including Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s 2014 induction into the Hall Of Fame.

“Molly Meldrum has this ability to get us all emotional all the time and, speaking for myself, from the early days of Countdown and from Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Molly has been there all the time and he has been our conduit to not only Australian music but international music so we were pretty emotional when he was admitted into the Hall Of Fame – definitely,” Kylie reflects.

The very first ARIA Awards – which weren’t even telecast – were held in 1987 and hosted by Sir Elton John and winners included INXS, Crowded House and John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into one of Australia’s pinnacle Awards ceremonies, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.

In the lead-up to the 30th ARIA Awards on November 23 join Kylie Minogue and Osher Günsberg with a host of other Australian personalities for ARIA 30 YEARS OF MUSIC on Sunday, November 13 and 20 on FOX8 at 6:30pm AEDT and MAX at 10:00pm AEDT.

Plus on Network Ten’s TEN on Friday, November 18 and 25 at 10:30pm AEDT and ELEVEN on Sunday, November 20 and 27 at 10:30am AEDT.

Summary

On FOX 8:
Sunday, November 13 and 20 at 6:30pm

On MAX:
Episode 1: Sunday, November 13 at 10:00pm
Encore Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00pm, Thursday, November 17 at 5:00pm & Wednesday, November 23 at 5:00pm
Episode 2: Sunday, November 20 at 10:00pm
Encore: Monday, November 21 at 5:00pm & Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm

On TEN:
Friday, November 18 and 25 at 10:30pm

On ELEVEN:
Sunday, November 20 and 27 at 10:30am
NB: all times above are in AEDT

The 30th Annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast on TEN on November 23 at 7.30pm.

###THE 44th AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
LIVE and FIRST ON FOX8
Monday 21 November at 12.00pm AEDT

The world’s biggest fan-voted music awards show, The 44th American Music Awards, will be broadcast live and first, on FOX8, Monday, November 21 at 12.00pm AEDT.

This year’s star-studded music event, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, will be hosted by international Supermodel Gigi Hadid and Saturday Night Live comedian/actor Jay Pharaoh, who is known for his stellar impersonations of Barack Obama, Jay Z and Denzel Washington.

The ceremony will feature a highly anticipated performance by Bruno Mars of his worldwide smash hit 24K Magic, along with eight-time AMA nominee, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, John Legend, James Bay, Green Day, Fifth Harmony and Twenty One Pilots.

For the first time ever on the same stage, three massive duets have also been planned between The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and the recently announced Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar.

Current teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes will also be making his debut performance on the AMA stage, as well as being a first-time nominee for best New Artist of the Year. Legendary Police front man and mega successful solo artist Sting will also be performing a medley of his biggest songs.

Rapper and singer, Drake, has been nominated a massive 13 times this year, and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations.

The AMA’s will be encored on [V] Hits the same day at 4pm. And on Tuesday 22 November at 11am, Friday 25 November at 9pm and Saturday 26 November at 3:00pm.

###James Corden to host THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Monday 13 February from 12.00pm AEDT

Music’s biggest night to air live and first on FOX8 in 2017

James Corden, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning host of CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden, will host the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for music’s biggest night.

Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live and first on FOX8 from midday on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Corden is an acclaimed host, performer, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theatre, film and comedy. Since he took the helm of The Late Late Show in March 2015, the show has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program, achieved its highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995, and become known for ground-breaking videos and sketches, including the viral phenomenon, Carpool Karaoke. The segment has featured music superstars Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John and Justin Bieber, among others, and set YouTube records, with nearly 2 billion views and more than 8 million subscribers. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special.

Corden came to American late-night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits, including a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway and a BAFTA Award for the U.K. television series Gavin & Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. In 2016, Corden hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards, which had its largest audience in 15 years. In addition, he has hosted England’s Brit Awards four times.

FIRST ON FOX8 IN FEBRUARY

THE HOTTEST NEW US SHOWS

This February, FOX8 will be the exclusive home for the hottest new shows from the US: crime drama series APB, hit comedy series, The Mick and the biggest music awards show on earth, The Grammy Awards.

APB, the new crime drama starring Australia’s own Daniel Macpherson, will premiere on Thursday, February 16 at 7.30pm; the new half hour prime time comedy The Mick, which debuted to over ten million viewers in the US, will premiere on Sunday February 26 at 7.30pm, and the most anticipated music awards show in the world, The Grammy Awards, will be live from midday on Tuesday February 13.

The Mick brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘dysfunctional family’. Mickey, an irresponsible drifter played by Caitlin Olson, visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in search of a free handout. But when they flee the country to avoid federal fraud charges, leaving Mickey with everything, she quickly learns nothing comes for free, because ‘everything’ includes guardianship of her sister’s three ill-mannered children: 18-year-old Sabrina (played by Sophia Black D’Elia), 13-year-old future Republican Chip (played by Thomas Barbusca) and fragile 7-year-old nerd Ben (played by Jack Stanton). Though motherhood was never in her plans, Mickey soon discovers a little responsibility never hurt anybody.

The new drama APB takes a fresh approach on the crime genre, involving the use of apps and technology to solve crime. Inspired by a true story covered in The New York Times article, “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” APB explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire (played by Justin Kirk) makes a deal with a bankrupt city to run a privately owned and operated police force. Empowering citizens with a mobile app to report crimes and arming police officers with cutting-edge technology and the latest weapons, his vision builds a precinct that is better and faster than ever before.

Along with the two new US series, FOX8 will telecast the biggest awards show of the year - The Grammy Awards. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden of 'The Late Late Show’, will be broadcast live from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Tuesday February 13 at midday, with a prime time encore at 8.30pm.

The final season of Grimm will also premiere on FOX8 on Friday, February 10 at 8.30pm.

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###Crime Watch Daily

Weeknights 9.30pm from 6 March

FOXTEL SIGNS INTERNATIONAL NEWS CORRESPONDENT AND PRESENTER MATT DORAN

Foxtel today announced it has signed award winning international news correspondent, and crime journalist, Matt Doran.

Matt will be seen five nights a week from March as host of a new investigative series, “Crime Watch Daily” and later in the year, as anchor of the highly successful, “Crimes That Shook Australia.”

To begin weeknights at 9.30pm from March 6, FOX8 will premiere ‘Crime Watch Daily’. The new one-hour show investigates all aspects of the U.S. criminal world. From unsolved murders to must-see mysteries, undercover investigations to shocking acts of crime caught on video, the series uncovers the stories happening in America and turns them into international headlines.

In addition to ‘Crime Watch Daily’, Matt will host the third season of ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’ on Foxtel’s crime + investigation channel. Through gripping interviews and dramatic reconstructions, the critically-acclaimed documentary series explores the details and events leading up to some of Australia’s most shocking crimes, and its enduring effect on the national consciousness.

From his base in Los Angeles, Matt Doran said:

"There’s something really special and enduring about being involved, even in a small way, in the resolution a criminal investigation. With the help of an alert public, we’re seeing astonishing results; ending the anguish for families otherwise stalled in grief. That’s the power of journalism, the power of Crime Watch Daily - we’re working closely with police to solve national mysteries, we’re breathing life into cold cases and mobilising armchair detectives across America. In my 15 years covering crime stories around the world, I’ve grown increasingly in awe of the police methodology in bringing criminals to justice. I’m thrilled Crime Watch Daily now has an Australian home for viewers to enjoy on Foxtel.

I’m also looking forward to returning to Australia later in the year, to start production on the new season of Foxtel’s ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’. I’m an emphatic fan of this show, which is giving the red-hot crime documentary genre a fresh, authentic perspective. Viewers are given a rare insight into police strategy, and more importantly, the lasting impact of crime on Australian families. The show has an integrity and sensitivity that I think sets it apart from competitors in this space.”

Matt Doran is best known as the former national news and morning show anchor with Network TEN, where he regularly interviewed the biggest names in Australian politics, crime, media, sports and business. He has also hosted the The Project and anchored on-scene coverage of international stories including the Japanese tsunami, the “Bali 9” executions in Indonesia and the deadly earthquakes in New Zealand. His hard hitting and often personal investigations have taken him around the globe – from feuding drug gangs in Buenos Aires to the secret world of human organ brokers in Southeast Asia and exclusive covert investigations on human trafficking and child slavery in the Philippines and Myanmar.

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