Foxtel 4K

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Yep, Fox Sports confirmed today that the match would not be shown in 4K.

Should production company NEP consider stationing one 4K truck in Perth all year round?

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I’m seeing quite a few complaints on Twitter about poor quality AFL on Foxtel 4K at the minute. Wonder what’s going on?


Foxtel has revealed that the Australia v New Zealand rugby union doubleheader at Perth’s Optus Stadium next Saturday week (August 10) will be shown live in 4K. The women’s match (Wallaroos v Black Ferns) will air at 4.30pm AEST followed by the Bledisloe Cup men’s clash at 7pm AEST.

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Last week’s Wallabies home game was also in 4K.

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i watched the replay when i got home from the game and it looked good.

Foxtel will launch a pop up 4K channel (Channel 499) to show every match of this year’s Rugby World Cup.


From Foxtel:

New Foxtel Movie channel line up and launch of Foxtel Movies Ultra HD

On 7th November the new Foxtel Movie Channel line up will launch. This includes the launch of a new Movies Ultra HD channel (a dedicated 24/7 movie channel delivered in Ultra HD)*. Disney Movies will be replaced by Movies Kids, a dedicated movie channel just for kids providing peace of mind for parents. Masterpiece Movies will be rebranded to Movies Drama, the home of powerful and award-winning dramatic films. More Movies will be rebranded to Movies Hits, the place of popular must-see flicks. Movie Greats will be rebranded to Movies Masterpiece. There will also be a shuffle of channel numbers.

*Requires iQ4, compatible 4K TV and Movies + HD packs.

New Foxtel Sports channel line up and FOX Sports Ultra HD

On 7th November the new Foxtel Sports Channel line up will launch. Don’t just watch sport, feel it, with the launch of FOX Sports Ultra HD channel (a dedicated 24/7 sports channel delivered in Ultra HD)^. This will replace channel 4K Ultra HD and see ESPN HD move from channel 508 to 509 and ESPN2 HD from 509 to 510.

^Requires iQ4, compatible 4K TV and Sports + HD packs…


Are they borrowing Sky Sports “Feel It All”?

Great that they are launching new 4k channels, even if they make it difficult for non-4k displays to view it.

So it looks like channel 444 will be split, with separate 4K channels for sport, movies and general entertainment.

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does this mean foxtel are finally launching more 4k channels?

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They current have two channels - Foxtel 4k and the popup Rugby 4k channel

Wonder how will Movies Kids and Movies Family be differentiated? They seem like two awfully similar channels

But I mean more permanent 4K channels. Not pop ups. And it sounds like that’s what’s happening

Glad there’s a Fox Sports 4K channel meaning cricket in 4K this summer

With Disney Movies and Family Movies being merged and both Disney channels being removed in the future, does this mean Nine can finally launch an FTA Disney channel, complete with being HD?

Does anyone know whether Foxtel will finally add 4K movies to its on demand and store libraries when these new 4K channels launch?

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It’s not a merger. Disney Movies is going because their licensing agreement with Foxtel is up; expect most of their content to shift to Disney+, not Nine (or Stan)

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Foxtel launches two exclusive Ultra HD Channels for Movies and Sports in 4K

Foxtel also refreshes Movies offering plus new channel Foxtel Movies Kids

Foxtel continues to be the leading innovator within the Australian television industry launching two dedicated Ultra HD Channels on November 7 – Foxtel Movies Ultra HD (Ch 400) and FOX SPORTS Ultra HD (Ch 508) – with the hottest movies and live sport.

Also on November 7 Foxtel launches a new movie channel, Foxtel Movies Kids (Ch 403), and refreshes its movies offering with 11 exclusive dedicated Movies channels including the new Ultra HD Movies Channel.

The Foxtel Movies offering has the best movies all in one place, shown ad break free and in HD, with thousands of hours of movies on demand to enjoy at the touch of a button.

Foxtel Movies Ultra HD is the place to experience blockbusters, family favourites and all time classics in Ultra HD. Movies premiering at launch include this year’s latest hits Aquaman and Bumblebee , as well as popular titles Deadpool 2 , The Predator , Star Trek , movie franchises including Batman plus The Dark Knight , Die Hard , Mission Impossible , all eight Harry Potter movies as well as the two Fantastic Beasts movies, and many more.

In 2019, Foxtel televised over 250 live sporting events in Ultra HD including: every day of the Domain Test series, every match of the Gillette ODI and T20INTL series and selected KFC BBL games; every race of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™; every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup; selected games of the 2019 Telstra NRL, 2019 Toyota AFL premiership and 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby, 2018/19 Hyundai A-league; plus a whole lot more.

Moving forward all this content will now be on a dedicated FOX SPORTS Ultra HD channel, kicking off with our summer of cricket and Australia v Chile women’s Football match on November 9. Ultra HD sports content is supplied by FOX SPORTS and other channel partners.

Foxtel Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “After introducing Australia’s first Ultra HD channel in 2018, Foxtel has continued its commitment to delivering the best in television and entertainment with the launch of two new dedicated Ultra HD channels in 4K for Sports and Movies.

“These new channels follow the success of our Ultra HD sports broadcasts starting with the 2018 Supercars at Bathurst, followed by a complete summer of Cricket, and the exclusive coverage of every match of every nation of the Rugby World Cup in 2019. We’re now excited to expand our Ultra HD channels into Movies and be the first broadcaster to offer a dedicated 4K home cinema experience.

“Foxtel’s plans for November 7 are an overall revitalisation of Foxtel’s Entertainment and Movies offering with the launch of four new and exclusive FOX Entertainment channels and a refreshed Foxtel Movies service including a new family movie channel, Foxtel Movies Kids.”

Foxtel Movies has a movie for every mood with everything from Hollywood classics, action, comedy, romance, thriller, and family movies to the biggest blockbusters across 10 genre based Movie Channels including current channels Foxtel Movies Premiere, Family, Action, Comedy, Romance, Greats and Thriller, new channel Foxtel Movies Kids, and the refreshed channels Foxtel Movies Drama, Hits and Ultra HD from November 7.

Foxtel Movies Kids promises to be a world of fun all in one safe place. Key content at launch will include kids’ favourites Shaun the Sheep , Storks , Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit , Duck Duck Goose , Adventures of Elmo in Grouch Land , Early Man and many more. More titles will continue to be added weekly once the channel launches on November 7 including Happy Feet , the Air Bud franchise, and Chicken Run .

The new Foxtel Movies Kids channel will complement the hugely popular Foxtel Movies Family channel home to favourite animations including Shrek , How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Megamind , Shark Tale , and Monsters Vs Aliens as well as the biggest family franchises including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts , Home Alone , the latest new family films like The Kid Who Would Be King , A Dog’s Way Home and coming in December The Lego Movie 2 , Ballerina , Yogi Bear , The Simpsons Movie , Free Willy and many more.

Foxtel Movies Ultra HD is now included as part of the Movies HD subscription; and Fox Sports Ultra HD is now included as part of the Sports HD subscription. Access to Foxtel’s Ultra HD channels requires an iQ4 set-top-box and a compatible 4K TV.

Foxtel’s new channels commencing on November 7 include replacements for Foxtel 4K UHD, 111 Funny, TV Hits, Disney Movies, Movies Masterpiece and Movies More.

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According to Foxtel’s online guide, the Rugby World Cup 4K channel (channel 499) will conclude next Wednesday night.

I assume that will be the new UHD Movie channel!! on Thursday. I hope the audio moves up a gear with the vision to Dolby Atmos not holding my breath?

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