Foxtel Unveils Fox Docos


Foxtel is set to launch Fox Docos, which will feature a catalog of documentary content from around the world.

The Fox Docos library will offer more than 600 hours of programming from HBO in addition to content from the Foxtel catalog. The brand’s launch will be headlined by NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, a new four-part documentary from Spike Lee that chronicles life, loss and survival in New York City over the 20 years since the September 11 attacks.

Also premiering on Fox Docos in September are the HBO documentaries Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union and In the Same Breath, which recounts the origin and spread of Covid-19.

Fox Docos will also 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. Further, it will showcase such sports documentary storytelling as Swell Chasers, a surfing odyssey from Australian director Tim Bonython. There’s also Lauda, about Niki Lauda, a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion; and Tiger—a look at the rise, fall and comeback Tiger Woods.

Fox Docos launches on September 1, and will be available to Foxtel customers through linear programming and on demand.

Jim Buchan, Foxtel general manager for 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 unrivaled 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.”