Foxtel adds Real Life channel

A flurry of observational docos on a new channel from March 1st.

Foxtel is adding a new observational documentary channel Real Life, available to all customers via the basic tier on channel 121 from March 1st.

At more than 1,600 hours of content it will span policing, paramedics, pets, parenting, paranormal, clip shows plus daytime court shows.

These incude First Responders, 24 Hour Baby Hospital, Pet Medics, One Born Every Minute, The Supervet, The Secret Life of 4, 5, 6, and 7 Year Olds, Judge Judy, The People’s Court, Border Security: Australia’s Front Line, Highway Patrol, Police Ten-7, Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet.

Foxtel Group General Manager of Factual Jim Buchan, said: “Australians have a growing obsession with this content with viewership climbing over the past few years.

“We’ve never had a dedicated home for series and specials like this so we’re thrilled to offer fans one destination to watch all their favourite ob doc shows.”

“We’re proud of the Real Life slate we’ve built which will see a balanced mix of local, exclusive content like First Responders, The Cruise, Close Calls Caught on Camera, EasyJet Inside the Cockpit, Police Ten 7 and 24 Hour Baby Hospital sitting with iconic shows like Highway Patrol and Judge Judy. I think fans will really love the compelling roster we have on offer.”

All titles excluding Border Force: Australia will also be available On Demand.

8 Responses

  1. For Foxtel to offer this as a replacement for the Nat Geo suite is just insulting. How does one channel with observational shows (a lot of which have been aired to death) act as a replacement for two premium documentary channels? Not to mention this is as Cats PJ said already another instance of Foxtel “moving the deck chairs” with content being removed from Fox8, Fox Arena and Lifestyle for what I can only presume will be extra daytime repeats of primetime content. Very disappointing.

  2. I’m not interested in this sort of programming, maybe with the exception of Judge Judy now and then. Though this sort of programming is staple programming for many channels or multichannels across the world and there’s an audience for it. I think it’ll have some appeal.

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