Foxtel has announced two more FOX-branded Entertainment channels: FOX Sleuth & FOX Sci Fi, to launch on December 17.
The announcement was made at tonight’s Sydney launch of new Entertainment and Movies channels attended by John Travolta together with Aussies Liana Cornell (Britannia) and David Berry (Outlander).
It follows today’s announcement of a new multi-year content agreement with NBCU.
FOX Sleuth offers murder mystery titles including Vera, Endeavour, Murder, She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries, Poirot and Magnum P.I.
FOX Sci Fi is features supernatural, paranormal and science fiction programming including Heroes, the original Charmed, Battlestar Galactica, plus Star Trek (Original Series), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space 9.
Foxtel Executive Director Television Brian Walsh said: “The launch of the FOX Sleuth and FOX Sci Fi channels in December completes a major refresh of our Entertainment and Movies line-up providing Foxtel viewers with the best of TV and on demand for summer.
“The all-new line-up creates a distinct group of channel propositions and personalities that make Foxtel more accessible for viewers and provide us with more supplier flexibility to bring the world’s best content to our customers. They also strengthen our long association with the FOX television brand and confirm Foxtel as the brand’s exclusive home in Australia.
“FOX Sleuth will be the home of the classic whodunnit, appealing to the armchair detective in us all. The channel will feature authentic, sometimes playful characters such as Vera’s DCI Vera Stanhope played by Brenda Blethyn and Poirot starring David Suchet, all much loved by murder mystery fans particularly women.
“FOX Sci Fi provides the best in science fiction and supernatural TV and is designed to appeal to the entire family with strong characters and storylines driving the mysterious, cheeky personality of the channel.”
These channels rebrand 13th Street and Syfy channels.