Foxtel launches Foxtel ARTS HD

A new Foxtel high definition channel is to be launched at the beginning of 2015: Foxtel ARTS HD .

It will be dedicated to arts and entertainment: opera and ballet productions, theatre, dance, cabaret, classical and contemporary performance and informative documentary and series about the world of cinema, literature, music, visual art, artists and the history of ideas and techniques of these arts.

TV viewers will enjoy well known orchestras, companies and artists from all over the world as Daniel Barenboim, Renee Fleming, Herbert Von Karajan and Anne Sophie Mutter or Andre Rieu.

Foxtel ARTS HD will also broadcast major award shows including Australia’s annual Helpmann Awards for live performance and Broadway’s coveted Tony Awards. This new channel will replace the Studio channel in the platform channel line-up.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television, says that ‎”The new Foxtel ARTS HD channel will draw from a rich and varied television palette – from the timeless to the contemporary – to create extraordinary experiences from Australia and around the world for an intelligent and passionate arts and entertainment audience.”

‎”The channel will extend Foxtel’s commitment to fostering and supporting Australia’s creative industries and arts organisations. As a vital part of Australia’s cultural life, Foxtel ARTS HD will feature locally produced magazine shows and specials, festival news and information, in depth interviews and reviews, all in High Definition.

 “With Foxtel ARTS HD, we will also participate in and support the broad spectrum of arts communities working in Australia today and invite our subscribers to enjoy an ongoing awareness of Australia’s rich creativity and the inspiring people behind its dynamic artistic expression.‎”

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