Foxtel has announced the launch of Fox Docos – a destination for award-winning documentaries from around the world.
Launching on September 1, Fox Docos will feature a library of documentary content, bringing together the latest documentary commissions, over 600 hours of true stories from HBO and hundreds more handpicked features from the Foxtel catalogue.
The new brand will showcase stories of achievement, tragedy, success and triumph that inform the human experience in what has become a hugely popular genre of viewing amongst Australians.
Jim Buchan, Foxtel general manager, factual, said: “We know there’s a huge appetite for premium, nonfiction storytelling in Australia, and the popularity of true and unforgettable stories with audiences continues to grow. In our mission to bring world-class entertainment to the living rooms and screens of more Australians each and every day, Fox Docos will give our customers an unrivalled destination for brand new, highly acclaimed world class documentaries all in one place.
“Featuring a broad range of content from renowned producers, directors and distributors, including more than 600 hours a year from HBO, Fox Docos will have a broad audience appeal spanning all ages. From headline-grabbing scandals, celebrity biographies and artist performances to incredible sporting moments, epic travelogue series and inspiring stories of everyday people, Fox Docos will unfold the story and enhance audience understanding of our fascinating, ever-changing world.”
Fox Docos’ launch programming will be headlined by the documentary event from Academy Award and Emmy-winner Spike Lee, NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½. The four-part docuseries chronicles life, loss and survival in the city of New York over the twenty years since the September 11 attacks.
Also premiering on Fox Docos in September are two highly anticipated HBO documentaries: Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, a three-part docuseries that examines the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history; and In the Same Breath, by renowned film maker Nanfu Wang, recounting the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan, China to its rampage across the United States.
Fox Docos will be home to a number of Foxtel Original documentaries including Walking With Grace, following Australian of the Year Grace Tame as she leads a bush walk of self-empowerment, discovery and healing. It will also showcase the best of sports documentary storytelling featuring Swell Chasers, a surfing odyssey from award-winning Australian director Tim Bonython; Lauda, the definitive story of the great Niki Lauda, three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion; and Tiger – the look at the rise, fall and epic comeback of global icon, Tiger Woods.
Fox Docos launches on September 1 and will be available to Foxtel customers through linear programming and On Demand.