Had one of those from 2011-2016


No more double Coronation Street and Emmerdale on Friday nights. They’ve move the extra episodes to Sunday’s so both shows now air 6 nights a week on UKTV.

I’ve noticed the Friday night Eastenders has been dropped again. Looks like we will maintain about a week behind. Thursday’s episode was 6 July from Phil’s prison scene.

Foxtel in August 2022

August 1

History - Great British History Hunters (Season 1) 7.30pm

With unparalleled access behind the scenes at the British Museum, this landmark four-part series follows a characterful cast of passionate metal detectorists as their incredible, and often valuable, discoveries make their way through the fascinating world of the Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme.

August 2

Crime + Investigation - The Missing Children (Season 1) 7.30pm

796 children buried in a septic tank in Ireland. Thousands of babies trafficked to the USA. What really happened to the children whose mothers had to give them up to Irish nuns? The definitive film about a nation coming to terms with its past, and its present. The Missing Children tells the extraordinary true story of Tuam, Ireland’s most notorious mother and baby home for unwed mothers. This is the definitive documentary about an international scandal - through the eyes of survivors, the siblings of the missing children, and those who were adopted, and are now searching for their birth families and for the truth.

August 3
Fox Showcase - Industry (Season 2) 8.30pm

Young finance graduates venture out in the cut-throat competitive world to get a job during the recession times that followed as a result of the 2008 financial crisis.

Lifestyle - George Clarke’s OId House New Home (Season 7) 9.30pm

George Clarke helps people make their period homes fit for modern life.

Discovery - Heavy Tow Truckers Down Under (Season 1) 7.30pm

Heavy Tow Truckers Down Under follows five tow-trucking companies as they take on the toughest and most extreme towing contracts in Australia and New Zealand. Armed with state of the art machines and multi-million-dollar hardware, heavy-duty crews engineer and power their way through a diverse range of time-critical missions.

Discovery - Moonshiners (Season 11) 9.30pm

Like during Prohibition, America is booming and the demand for tax-free liquor is through the roof. In the new Roaring Twenties, moonshiners must devise new recipes to stay ahead of the competition while cleverly eluding an increased threat from the law.

TLC - 90 Day: The Single Life (Season 1) 8.30pm

Now single, six 90 Day Fiance favourites are looking to find love again while attempting to let go of baggage from their past. They must navigate the world of online dating, set ups and first dates and learn to become exclusive with someone new.

August 4

Fox Showcase - Reservation Dogs (Season 2) 9.00pm

Four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma steal, rob, and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious, and faraway land of California. At the end of “Reservation Dogs” Season 1, Elora, Bear, Cheese, and Willie Jack are at a crossroads. Willie Jack confesses she doesn’t want to go to California after all, which causes the other group members to argue about their plans — especially Elora and Bear. Eventually, Elora decides to head to California with Jackie (Elva Guerra) instead, aka the leader of their group’s rival gang, which will cause a bigger rift between the Rez Dogs in Season 2.

Crime + Investigation - Cold Case Killers (Season 1) 7.30pm

This dramatic new crime series tells the intricately twisting tales of Britain’s most gripping cold case murder investigations. From the original investigations that ran cold, to their re-opening years later by a dedicated Cold Case team, the series lays out each dramatic twist and turn in their relentless pursuit of justice. As the net closes in, dogged detectives determined to catch the killer finally crack the case and bring long-awaited justice to the families.

Crime + Investigation - Killer USA With Brian Ross (Season 1) 8.30pm

Hosted and curated by one of the US’s best-known journalists Brian Ross, Killer USA hosted by Brian Ross explores US murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines of homicide and hate. In this series Brian draws on forensic analysis and insider accounts, as well as gripping archive footage that brings to life the thoughts and actions of ten very different killers.

TLC - Little People, Big World (Season 15) 8.30pm

Amy and Matt continue to find friendship in unexpected ways, but tensions rise as Zach, Tori and Matt negotiate over the farm. When a surprise move creates new family challenges, Matt makes a decision that may change things forever.

August 5

Fox Arena - Joe Millionaire: For Richer Or Poorer (Season 1) 8.30pm

In this reboot of Joe Millionaire, we follow two single men, one is an actual millionaire, the second one is dirt broke. They will date twenty women, these women have no idea who’s the real “Joe Millionaire” and who’s just the average Joe.

History - Massive Engineering Mistakes (Season 2) 7.30pm

Humans have been building for more than 10,000 years - we’re engineering experts and yet every year tales emerge of construction calamites from all over the world. From the extraordinary to the ridiculous, this series uncovers the epic fails and near misses engineers would rather not talk about. With access to design teams, eye witnesses and a panel of experts, we analyse what went wrong with each building blunder, investigate why they went undiscovered and reveal how on earth engineers are trying to fix them.

Crime + Investigation - Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (Season 7) 8.30pm

There are six million complaints about nightmare neighbours in the UK every year. The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door delves into the most extreme and extraordinary neighbour disputes, tracking down the worst offenders in a compelling portrait of modern Britain. Revealing the traumatic, shocking, humorous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours, witness as they try to catch the perpetrators in the act and get their actions on camera.

A&E - The Curse Of Oak Island (Season 9) 9.30pm

Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet – bringing with them more determination, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery. After seismic testing conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and finally a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below. Now fully partnered with fellow land owner, Tom Nolan, the son of the late, Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers… and treasure.

August 7

A&E - Alone: Frozen (Season 1) 7.30pm

Alone: Frozen is an extreme new take on the successful Alone format. Five, or more, former Alone participants fight to survive in a devastatingly cold environment - whoever lasts the longest, up to 50 days, will take home a life-altering cash prize. True to the original, all footage will be self-shot by the participants. They’ll have a limited number of special, winter weather items they can bring and as always, they’ll have the option to tap-out whenever they want.

Lifestyle Food - Donal’s Irish Adventure (Season 1) 7.30pm

In this exciting new series, Donal and his faithful dog, Max are on a journey of discovery to reconnect with his roots around Ireland through its many picturesque towns, villages and cities and to meet the people who, too, call it home. As it’s Donal’s passion, food will be at the heart of this series and in each episode, he’ll be cooking at least one dish that has been inspired by his trip.

Discovery - Naked And Afraid (Season 8) 8.30pm

August 9

History - Highway Thru Hell (Season 10) 4.00pm

Keep on trucking with the heroes of North America’s busiest highway. The treacherous Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia, Canada, is one of the most economically important, most travelled trucking routes in North America. It’s also one of the most hazardous, as truckers face steep hills, lethal drop-offs, and major rockslides, not to mention winter snowstorms.

History - Besieged Fortresses, Legendary Battles (Season 1) 7.30pm

Built at strategic points, and fitted with impressive fortifications and ingenious systems to counter attacks, fortresses are thought to be impenetrable. And yet, certain skillful warlords have successfully stormed them. How did they manage this?

Lifestyle Food - The Great Kenyan Bake Off (Season 2) 8.30pm

Twelve home bakers go head-to-head each week, in unique baking challenges. Ultimately, only one will emerge to be crowned The Great Kenyan Bake Off’s best amateur baker.

August 10

Lifestyle Home - Unsellable Houses (Season 2) 9.30pm

Real estate consultants and twin sisters Leslie and Lyndsay have a knack for helping desperate homeowners sell their lifeless homes. Putting their own money into the renos, they convert unlovable houses into diamonds in the rough.

August 12

History - Charles I: To Kill A King (Season 1) 8.30pm

This series tells the story of the most momentous four weeks in our history. It is a story of immense pathos and drama: King Charles I is put on trial and executed by his own subjects and six children lose their beloved, affectionate father. A cabal of extremists has gained control of the country and as they debate whether Charles should live or die, the future of the monarchy itself hangs in the balance.

August 18

History - History’s Greatest Mysteries: The Voynich Manuscript (1 Hour Special) 8.30pm

It might be the world’s most mysterious book: a medieval manuscript filled with unidentifiable drawings, written in a secret language so complex that even the world’s best code breakers can’t crack it. It’s obsessed everyone from scholars to conspiracy theorists. What is the Voynich Manuscript? And who wrote it?

BBC First - The Thief His Wife And The Canoe (Season 1) 8.30pm

Four-part drama based on the extraordinary story of how prison officer John Darwin faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy - unbeknownst to his two sons.

August 22

Fox Showcase - House Of The Dragon (Season 1) 8.30pm

Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of House Targaryen.

Lifestyle - Long Lost Family (Season 11) 8.30pm

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present the documentary series which aims to reunite family members after years of separation, and offers a lifeline for people who are desperate to find long-lost relatives.

August 23

Crime + Investigation - Killer In My Village (Season 1) 7.30pm
This documentary series sheds light on shocking crimes that have taken place in small towns and villages across Britain, from execution murders by complete strangers to crimes of passion. Follow the police investigation into the case, and uncover the clues and the lies told to cover up the most heinous real life murders in rural areas. Each episode explores the effect that murder has on the family, friends of the victim as well as the ripples felt by the wider community.

Crime + Investigation - The Moment Of Proof (Season 1) 9.30pm

This true-crime documentary series tells the stories of police investigations centered around the moment where detectives realise they have cracked the case. There’s a moment of proof in every police investigation; a DNA match, an alibi disproven, an interview room confession…it’s the instant when an officer realises they’ve cracked the case. A fascinating series featuring true crime stories told by the people at the heart of the investigation.

August 24

Lifestyle - Gogglebox Australia (Season 16) 7.30pm

Following their recent Logies win for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program, the couch critics are back! For almost eight years, they’ve had us laughing and crying along with them as they pass comment on the week that was, sharing their hilarious, heart-warming and delightfully honest opinions on the latest and greatest TV on offer.

BBC First - Sherwood (Season 1) 8.30pm

Two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community leading to one of the largest manhunts in British history while threatening to inflame historic divisions sparked during the Miners’ Strike three decades before.

August 25

History - Abandoned Engineering (Season 8) 7.30pm

Why were these structures built and then left to crumble? Abandoned Engineering travels the globe to reveal and explore numerous abandoned sites; forgotten fragments of incredible engineering feats, sprawling ghost towns, puzzling industrial complexes, and sinister remains from bloody conflicts. Each haunted shell tells its own unique story as to how and why it was built and what factors then came in to play that saw it neglected.

August 28

Fox Docos - Diana: The Ultimate Truth (1 Hour Special) 7.30pm

Marking the 25th anniversary of the tragic car crash that killed her, this new ground-breaking documentary will examine the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. More than two decades on, the circumstances around Princess Diana’s death continue to create international headlines. A global icon, arguably the most famous woman in the world, killed aged just 36, in a car crash in a Paris underpass. Despite a verdict of unlawful killing and two police investigations into the devastating crash, many questions around what happened, and who is responsible, remain. In this explosive documentary, Former Detective and award-winning Investigative Journalist Mark Williams-Thomas, will set out on a journey to uncover the truth with EXCLUSIVE never-before heard interviews. Those closest to Diana will lift the lid on the private world of this remarkable woman, admired by all, yet vulnerable and desperately seeking an enduring love that she did not receive in her marriage to Prince Charles. His astonishing admission to adultery in 1994 fuelled Diana’s desire to speak out herself, yet even those closest to her could never have imagined the spiral that this would trigger in Diana’s life. In laying bare her soul and speaking out about the royal family, her BBC TV interview with Panorama journalist Martin Bashir shocked the world and led to her being stripped of her royal title.

But just how did this relatively unknown journalist win this extraordinary interview and crucially Diana’s trust? And did this lead her down a road that ultimately resulted in her death.

August 31

BBC Earth - Meet The Hedgehogs (Season 1) 7.20pm

Fun, factual family series about hedgehogs. Steve Backshall presents,with thanks to musician Brian May and Amazing Grace, a hedgehog rescue centre in Surrey founded by May.

Also Coming In August


August 1

The Grim Sleeper - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 7)

The Wrong High School Sweetheart - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 10)

The Murder Pact

Pom Poms & Payback

Deadly House Call

Quo Vadis, Aida?

August 2

The Many Saints Of Newark - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 6)

August 6

Parallel Mothers - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 10)

August 16

Clifford The Big Red Dog - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 7.30pm, August 16)

August 20

Belfast - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 20)

Here Today - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 21)

August 27

Uncharted - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 27)

A Journal For Jordan - Drops on VOD 12.00am (Linear TX 8.30pm, August 31)

All times listed in AEST.

New apps coming in thick and fast. 9Now a couple weeks ago and now Disney+ on the IQ5 last week.

Also, Discovery ID now officially in HD on the IQ5. Both in the sense that like most of the IP channels it’s been in HD for a while now, but the EPG now finally admits it with the HD logo. Joins Dreamworks as the two channels that are broadcast in HD, have the HD logo for their programmes, but not listed as a HD channel by Foxtel.


So what happened to Foxtel’s cable network since? Is it now part of NBN?


Foxtel piggybacked off Telstra’s cable network, which they handed off to the NBN. Foxtel is kicking cable customers off the network and making them switch to satellite or internet from 2023.


Customers still on cable IQ2/IQ3 boxes will be asked to switched to internet enabled IQ5 boxes in the New Year.

Switched from cable to sat IQ4 3 years ago


Does anyone know how much money the NBN paid for access/ownership of the pay TV cables?

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It was $11Bn for Telstras copper and cable network. No specific figures for the cable network only unfortunately.


Thanks 2265MHZ.

I find this fascinating as i remember in the 90s when the pay TV cable went up in Sydney.

Am I right in claiming that Foxtel was part owned by Telstra and that the telco gave them access to the cable. How did other pay TV businesses, such as Optus Vision, link cables to households?


You’d be right! Foxtel was originally a 50/50 venture between News Corp and Telstra. Ever since they merged Fox Sports into the Foxtel operation (it used to be solely owned and operated by News Corp) it changed to 65/35 News Corp’s way. Telstra is apparently trying to exit the company as well.

Optus did have their own HFC network for Optus Vision before they also sold their cable network to the NBN. Theirs only went for $800m though.


It was allegedly in a poorer state at the time of purchase too, although I believe that was debunked once NBN got physical access to both networks (it also had a significantly smaller footprint)


There is a comparison chart comparing Foxtel’s STB and streaming subscriptions over the past four years.


from having a look a the google spreadsheets, I don’t think it will be long till Foxtel cancels its Foxtel now services and transfer over to binge itself or foxtel

Especially since the core Foxtel service is moving to internet based delivery. Wouldn’t be surprised if Foxtel Now was axed and Foxtel was just available without the iQ. Especially since most of the Foxtel Now apps are rebranding to just “Foxtel” it seems like this is the way they’re going.


looking at the spreadsheets foxtel now update is declining a lot match it was 228,000 now only 194,000

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Better off for Foxtel Now to be rebranded just Foxtel in line with their traditional satellite products

Would be interesting to see how many people have both Kayo and Binge, cause they would count for two subs now whereas having Foxtel would only be one sub…

Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson will host the Primetime Emmys for the first time.