Foxtel, NBCUniversal sign deal that will see more streaming content on offer


The media giants today announced their extended agreement would cover movies, drama, comedy, entertainment, reality and news, with a plethora of new on demand content and Universal Pictures movies to hit Foxtel* streaming.

Foxtel’s vast movie library will be bolstered with hit films including The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic, Bourne and Jaws franchises, in addition to DreamWorks Animation titles.

Customers will continue to have access to shows such as The Real Housewives, Suits, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Office (US).

Chris Pratt meets a dinosaur in a scene from Universal Pictures film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Source:Supplied

Universal TV will also join Foxtel’s new FOX Crime channel in providing a line up of crime and procedural drama including multiple series in the Law & Order and Chicago franchises.

NBCU will also provide Bravo’s popular reality series, including season five of locally commissioned hit reality series The Real Housewives of Melbourne, currently in pre-production and due to hit streaming next year.

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Suits will remain on Foxtel. Picture: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Suits will remain on Foxtel. Picture: Shane Mahood/USA NetworkSource:Supplied

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Foxtel Chief Commercial Officer Amanda Laing said: “Foxtel and NBCU have a long and shared history of bringing iconic and groundbreaking entertainment to Australian audiences.

“We are incredibly pleased to extend that partnership with this new cornerstone agreement covering movies, scripted content and NBCU channels in a new agreement that reflects Foxtel’s commitment to building strong partnerships with the best content creators in the world.

“Our new deal with NBCU is another step to ensure Foxtel is future fit to deliver on our promise to provide customers with the best of TV and on demand all in one place, at the best value.”

It comes after Foxtel launched it’s new loyalty program, Foxtel First, a tenure-based initiative designed to reward both new and loyal customers of the business.

*News Corp, publisher of this website, is majority owner of Foxtel

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