Foxtel is launching LMN – Lifetime Movie Network – from September 1st with a slew of new movies to its On Demand library.
The A+E Networks-owned channel is an entertainment destination for women, featuring made for television movie programming, both fictional and real-life inspired.
The new high-definition channel will be available at no extra cost to customers of the Foxtel Movies bundle, programmed and managed by Foxtel in Australia. This follows last week’s announcement of a movies deal with eOne.
Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television, Foxtel said: “For more than 20 years, Lifetime Movie Network has captured TV audiences in the US by delivering quality made for television movies featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The movies are a perfect guilty pleasure with captivating stories and outstanding performances. We are delighted to partner with LMN to bring our customers Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage to Australia.”
Tanya Lopez, Executive Vice President, Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the strength of Foxtel to bring A+E Networks’ Lifetime original movies to a whole new audience throughout Australia. With a legacy of powerful women on both sides of the camera including the best of Hollywood’s A-list talent, our globally successful Lifetime TV movies offer the widest breadth of subjects and storylines that resonate with today’s audiences seeking to indulge.”
More programming details will be announced soon.
Some of the movie headliners showcasing their talents over launch month in September include Catherine Zeta-Jones (Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story), Whoopi Goldberg (A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Hervey Keitel (Fatal Honeymoon), Vivica A. Fox (The Wrong Roommate), John Corbett (The Hunt For Killer 1-5), Lindsay Lohan (Liz & Dick), Shannon Doherty & Mira Sorvino (No One Would Tell) and Denise Richards (Secret Lives of Cheerleaders).
The LMN brand, which launched in the US in 1998 as Lifetime Movie Network, has a strong pedigree of exceptional talent and is the home of some of the grittiest, most thrilling stories to hit the small screen.