Foxtel and Binge just got a brand new channel
Fox Docos is a new streaming channel featuring award-winning documentaries from around the world – here's what Aussies need to know.
Foxtel and Binge customers have received a brand new channel called Fox Docos. As its name suggests, the new channel will feature nothing but documentaries, streamed 24/7.
According to Foxtel, the channel will focus on brand new, critically acclaimed documentaries from around the world.
When does Fox Docos launch?
Fox Docos will be available from 1 September 2021.
The channel will be made available through linear programming and On Demand. In other words, you can pick and choose which programs to watch instead of following Foxtel's broadcast schedule.
How much content will Fox Docos have?
Fox Docos will be launching with over 600 hours of available content. This will include Spike Lee's NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, a 4-part docuseries about life in New York since the September 11 attacks.
Other notable titles available at launch include Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, Tiger Woods documentary Tiger and the COVID-19 documentary In The Same Breath. A lot of the handpicked content was originally produced by HBO which is a testament to its quality.
Will there be any Australian content?
In addition to the best documentaries from international filmmakers, Fox Docos will also include locally produced content. At launch, this will include Tim Bonython's surfing documentary Swell Chasers and Walking With Hope featuring Australian of the Year Grace Tame.
How much does Fox Docos cost?
Fox Docos will be added to Foxtel and Binge's linear channels. As mentioned above, you will also be able to access specific titles via the On Demand search function on either platform.
A basic Binge subscription currently costs $10 per month while a Foxtel Pay TV package starts at $49 per month (get a 10-day free trial here). Fox Docos is being added to the basic package meaning it will be available to all Foxtel subscribers.
You can check out how each service compares in our Binge vs Foxtel guide.
More non-fiction from Foxtel
Foxtel appears to be investing more heavily in fact-based television. Last month, news broke that it will be launching a standalone streaming app called Foxtel Flash.
It will primarily focus on news content from the likes of CNN, Sky News, Fox News, BBC World News, CNBC and ABC Australia. Foxtel Flash is expected to launch sometime in Q4 2021.
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